Safety Officer

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Purpose of the role:

To ensure that occupational safety, health and environmental standards are adhered to, and to carry out day to day inspections of the facility, and assisting in implementing safe practices and operations.

Reports to: Safety and Security Coordinator/Assembly Manager

Branch: Kansanshi

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Safety Officer will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Ensure that Risk Assessments are being conducted for assembly jobs.
  • Ensure that tool box talks are being conducted in various sections.
  • Ensure that inspections are carried out and follow ups are being done.
  • Ensure that remedial actions and recommendations are implemented to address non-conformance quickly and effectively.
  • Ensure that company safety and environmental policies are adhered to.
  • Ensure that all accidents no matter how small are investigated.
  • Ensure a data base for all incidents is kept.
  • Investigating safety related complaints.
  • Ensure that an updated data base and other requirement is kept
  • Investigating safety related complaints
  • Ensure that all new employees and contractors are inducted, and records retained.
  • Ensure Safe operating procedures are being followed.
  • Ensure that periodic Audits and inspections are conducted.
  • Ensure that Identified safety related acts, regulations, by-laws, licenses and other legislative and regulatory requirements applicable to Hitachi are being adhered to.
  • Ensure that safe working behavior is practiced by all employees.
  • Keep all Safety boards updated.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of a Diploma in a Safety related field
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in Mining/Factory/Industrial environment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Member of the relevant professional body.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Knowledge of basic Rigging
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of maintenance management
  • People Management Skills
  • Communication & Listening Skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Cost Awareness

Method of Application

If you meet the requirements above, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document to, or send your application to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Co. Ltd.

KK International Airport Road, Plot 2350/M

P.O. Box 30182, Lusaka.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
7 Feb 17:00