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Health and Safety Manager Job Vacancy

Our Client is a leading general marine contractor providing services by sea and river, over beaches and on land to the oil industry, projects, construction and logistics organizations using their combined experience, know-how, and equipment.
They own, manage and operate a fleet of Tugs, Barges, Supply vessels, Self elevating work platforms, Utility vessels, Cranes and Rolling stock; all which are available for hire or as part of turnkey packages.
They are seeking a Health & Safety Manager to join their team. The position will be based in Mombasa.

Duties & Responsibilities:
§  Planning, establishing, documenting, implementing and maintaining good Occupational Health and Environmental Management Systems to competitive health, safety and environmental standards within the organization
§  Promote good health, safety and environmental practices throughout company activities, products and services.
§  Review the Company Health, Safety and Environment Policy Statements on a regular basis and ensure awareness and implementation.
§  Devising, developing and monitoring effective Risk Assessment strategies and make recommendations on the implementation of these strategies.
§  Reviewing and developing health and safety policies, procedures and guidance, in keeping with best practice and make recommendations on their implementation and application.
§  Providing independent professional advice and technical information where appropriate to the management to enable the company to discharge its statutory, common and moral obligations, keeping staff and Managers abreast of changes in HS&E Legislation and Codes of Practice.
§  Providing training for staff in relation to Health and Safety policies, practice and procedures.
§  Proposing, implementing and monitoring measures necessary to comply with HS&E Legislation and Codes of Practice.
§  Carry out or arrange workplace safety/Environmental audits and ensure that any remedial recommendations are implemented.
§  Ensuring that statutory requirements are being upheld throughout the organization e.g. OSHA, EMCA, Water Act, public health Act and those that company subscribes to.
§  Maintaining accident statistics analyses trends and propose and take remedial action where necessary.
§  Investigating or arrange for all accidents and near-misses to be investigated, prepare report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence and implement approved course of action.
§  Assisting and supporting line managers in the preparation of risk assessments. Monitor the availability and appropriateness of risk assessments and, where necessary, safe working practices
§  Maintaining a register of First Aiders and ensure the adequate provision of first-aid and welfare facilities. Ensure all First Aiders are appropriately trained, and provide training to members of staff to enable them to become Fist Aiders.
§  Developing procedures to ensure that all contractors, suppliers, consultants and other irregular visitors to the company comply with relevant legislation and company safety and Environmental policies.
§  Meeting and co-operating with visiting health, safety and environmental regulatory officers as required..
§  Undertaking company inspections in conjunction with appointed trade union representatives and members of the company H&S Committee.
§  Ensuring the implementation of the Company Fire and Evacuation Procedure and monitor its effectiveness by undertaking fire evacuation drills on all sites at least twice per fiscal year.
§  Identifying and implement opportunities/concepts for continuous environmental improvement programmes.
§  Promoting and coordinating the integration of environmental management and sustainability issues into policies, rules, products, services and operations
Minimum Academic & Professional Qualifications:
§  BSC in Environmental Sciences or related fields
§  A minimum of (3) year’s relevant work experience.
§  Post graduate certificate in Occupational Health & Safety,
§  Well versed with Occupational Safety and Health Act, Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act and Other relevant legislations.
§  Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (training/presentations/report writing).
§  Ability to lead and direct teams and /or committees.
§  Must be IT proficient (Word, Excel and Power Point).
§  Skilled in the standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
§  Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
§  Scientific Analytical Skills.
§  Independent thinker, creative, honest and reliable.
Qualified candidates are required to send their cover letters and Resumes to by 25th November 2011.
Kindly indicate current and expected Salary.
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