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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups. It is listed on the JSE Limited where it is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. The group’s current business interests span South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo and Australia. At present, Exxaro produces over 39 million tonnes of coal p...
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    Safety Officer

    Job Advert Summary    
    PURPOSE:  To assume duties and responsibilities of a safety officer in terms of regulation 2.19.1 of Mine Health and Safety Act.  To coordinate and implement legal requirements and safety initiatives.  To conduct and facilitate incident investigations.
    Minimum Requirements    

    •  N Dip: Safety Management (Essential/Minimum)
    •  Certificate First Line Management (Essential/Minimum)
    •  B Tech (Relevant) (Recommended/Desirable)


    • 3-5 years Relevant safety operations within a heavy industry, mining and production environment
    • Importance: Essential/Minimum
    • Involvement: Operational


    •  Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  MHS Act Reg 2.17.1 (Safety Officer) (Essential/Minimum)

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:

    • Compliance, Governance and Assurance
    •  Adhere to relevant legislation and Business Unit (BU) requirements
    •  Manage risk by assessing liabilities, reporting and monitoring standards and attending to problems
    •  Create awareness, conduct Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) interventions and address unsafe practices in timeous manner
    •  Implement and maintain an audit structure
    •  Conduct internal and external safety and environmental audits
    •  Compile statistical and legal monthly reports
    •  Ensure adherence to International Organisational Standards (ISO)/Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requirements (Management of Change)

    Customer and Client Relationship Management

    •  Maintain good relationships with customers
    •  Understand customer needs and provide solutions
    •  Respond to customer queries as per Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
    •  Address all customer complaints as per service management policies and guidelines
    •  Continuously endeavour to improve service delivery
    •  Ensure customer satisfaction is maintained within the service management targets
    •  Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Representative empowerment (mentoring and coaching)
    •  Influence BU safety culture through Visible Felt Leadership (VFL)

    SHEC Operations

    •  Effective contractor management in terms of quality assurance
    •  Input into SHE induction material and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements
    •  Coach internal staff as per corporate programmes
    •  Facilitate and monitor compliance in terms of training requirements
    •  Provide an expert advisory service to line and Head, SHE and present statistical findings and performance
    •  Chair relevant SHE Representative meetings, when required
    •  Facilitate HIRA process
    •  Conduct inspections as per legislation
    •  Incident investigation process as per Chief Safety Officer instruction
    •  Assist in the evaluation of discipline-specific standards, principles and practice to enable planning, design and implementation of safe outcomes that support business strategy
    •  Provide specialist safety training and support, as per legislative requirements
    •  Ensure effective management of sphere of control in terms of geographical area
    •  Effectively manage interdepartmental relationships
    •  Timeous closure of Department of Mineral Resources and Department of Labour directives, governance regarding Business Unit non-conformance
    •  Facilitating incident investigations outside of sphere of control/responsibility

    Safe and Healthy Work Environment

    •  Adhere to all health/safety practices and promote good housekeeping on an ongoing basis
    •  Appointment under section 74 and regulation 2.17.1 of the Mine Health and Safety Act

    Behavioural Alignment
    Demonstrates the following:

    •  Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
    •  Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
    •  Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
    •  Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
    •  Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

    The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.

    If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Exxaro Resources on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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