This role is based at the Gboko plant. Our successful candiate will be required to provide site safety leadership, ensure facility compliance with corporate safety standards, implement safety directives, improve safety performance and ensure facility safety policies and procedures are aligned with governmental regulations at the Plant
Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness and improve safe work practices.
Facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture.
Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring and use of safety equipment.
Perform safety audits and inspects facilities, machinery and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
Investigate industrial accidents, near-miss incidents and occupational injuries to determine causes, install preventive measures and manage return-to-work activities.
Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes.
Coordinate employee safety programs to determine their adequacy including review of short and long term strategic safety planning and development.
Order and maintain facility safety inventory including supplies and equipment.
Supervise the conduct of safety and fire drills.
Perform regular checks to ensure timely execution of health checks and diseases screening as defined at the Plant.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or Occupational Health.
Postgraduate/professional qualification from an HSE body such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plus a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
Adequate knowledge of the cement and manufacturing industry.
Adequate knowledge of environment management requirements & regulations.
Very good knowledge of ISO 9002 will be an added advantage.
Ability to champion Health & Safety initiatives.
Ability to adequately analyze an incident and proffer valuable solutions.
Strong leadership and management skills, as well as excellent communication and presentation skills.