Senior Safety Officer - Secunda, South Africa - Wood Plc

Wood Plc
Wood Plc
Verified Company
Secunda, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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Overview / Responsibilities:

Wood is currently recruiting for a Site Safety Officer with extensive experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry to provide support to our Client in the execution of projects in Secunda.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the worksite HSSE plan in conjunction with the Resident Site Manager and assist the HOD Field Engineer in carrying out the Task Risk assessment process.
  • Prepare and issue to all site personnel a site HSSE card, noting the main HSSE and security requirements.
  • As and when required, assist field and area superintendents and discipline supervisors to produce safe working method statements and risk assessments.
  • Review safe working method statements and risk assessments produced by the construction contractors.
  • Establish and maintain a program of HSSE audits and inspections.
  • Carry out as often as necessary (minimum every second day) HSSE inspections of the total site and temporary facilities.
  • Carry out monthly HSSE audits of construction contractors.
  • Immediately stop any unsafe work practices, which are likely to cause accidents or are injurious to health or are noncompliant with national regulations and bring the occurrence to the attention of the appropriate discipline supervisor.
  • Ensure firstaid, fire and security facilities are sufficient and locally available and arrange for training where necessary.
  • Establish emergency procedures and evacuation plans and ensure all personnel are aware of the procedures, plans and emergency assembly points.
  • Prepare and conduct site HSSE induction courses for all site personnel based on the company standard.
  • Arrange and act as secretary to the site safety committee meetings.
  • Conduct training sessions and hold discussions with the field supervision on safety matters such as safety performance, legislation, permits to work etc. and environmental matters.
  • Ensure all site HSSE equipment is available, in good condition and in sufficient quantities for the labour force. Prior to purchase, ensure all safety equipment complies with company and Client standards and specifications and applicable national regulations.
  • Advise the field supervision on matters relating to HSSE and participate in 'tool box' talks with the site labour.
  • Ensure that the construction contractors properly control waste management in particular with regard to hazardous waste disposal. Ensure compliance with legislation and that of the Client.
  • Supervise (where required) and monitor security arrangements at the site entrance, exit and at the workplace to ensure compliance with security arrangements.
  • Prepare a monthly HSSE report including accident and incident statistics for review by the
  • Resident Site Manager and Manager of Construction Safety and Industrial Relations.
  • Produce an end of project file consisting of client and legal requirements, including an end of project report, which details accidents, statistics, and a brief overview of any HSSE arrangements that are a client requirement.
  • Assist the Resident Site Manager in ensuring that the company buildings are safe and correctly maintained.
  • Ensure that Behavioral based safety training is completed by all and carried out on a daily basis(HEART Training).

Skills / Qualifications:


  • General International Certificate
  • HIRA

  • First Aid level

  • Incident Investigation
  • OHSAS 18001:2011

  • ISO 900

  • ISO 1400
  • Fire fighting
  • Working at heights.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Must have been exposed to the level of a managing contractor.
  • Registered CHSM or in process of being registered

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills.elationship and networking ability.

Company Overview:

Diversity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce.

All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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