Health & Safety Officer wanted urgently: APPLY HERE

Health & Safety Officer

Health & Safety Officer wanted urgently: APPLY HERE

Epping, Western Cape

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.


The company currently has a vacancy for a motivated, professional and attentive to detail Health and Safety Officer to join their team and drive company Health and Safety initiatives and programmes. This position requires someone who is able to work in a fast-paced, pressurized environment and travel between branches in the Western Cape.

The successful candidate will:

Ensure compliance with Company safety regulations and adherence to safety standards, including safety induction and training
Promote and ensure adherence to the safety policy and procedures
Keep management up to date and informed about legislative requirements regarding health and safety requirements.
Create safety manuals and develop training programmes to enhance safe working conditions
Review and update emergency procedures as and when necessary
Conduct surveys and audits as required identifying and minimizing the risk to company and employees
Identify unsafe acts, conditions, and hazards, investigate root causes and identify corrective and preventative actions
Conduct workplace Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments
Design and implement responses to the above mentioned HIRA’s
Inspect the place of work to determine whether any machinery, plant, equipment, substance, appliances or process is of such nature liable to cause bodily injury to any person working in the place of work
Investigate any accident, near-miss accident, dangerous occurrence, occupational poisoning or occupational disease that occurred in the place of work, Design and implement responses to limit or prevent a recurrence hereof
Compile and submit health and safety-related reports to management and third parties
Liaise with Department of Labour as and when required i.e. regarding IOD’s.
Responsible for monitoring contractors and vendors working on SA Metal Group sites, to ensure that Health & Safety practices are applied and upheld at all times


Grade 12 or equivalent
National Diploma or Certificate in Safety Management or equivalent
Computer Literacy in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
5 – 8 years’ experience in a production/manufacturing environment will be advantageous
Excellent communication skills
A hands-on practical approach to the job
Ability to work under challenging conditions


Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to organize and plan carefully
Attention to detail and accuracy
Hard-working and self-motivated
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Time management and organizational skills
Excellent standards in execution

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Source: Indeed