Job Safety Officer (Ref No. 5008285) - Transnet

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Safety Officer (Ref No. 5008285)  
Closing Date: 29 May 2015
Business Unit: Natref
Location: South Africa
Reports to: Safety Officer
Job Type: Permanent
Level of Experience: 2 to 3 years
Position Summary
Assisting in the minimization of SHE related risks through ongoing identification of hazards and risks. To raise the level of SHE awareness within Natref Operations and assist in preventing incidents. 

Required outputs: Functional 

•Conduct plant inspections and intervene / prevent at-risk behaviors and unsafe conditions 
•Audit permits and task risk assessments 
•Report on compliance to Safety rules to the Supervisor SHE Practitioner: Occupational Safety (e.g. PPE compliance, BBS, near misses) 
•Support Natref SHERQ during an emergency as floor controller or as part of the emergency fire team (as required) 
•Assist Natref SHERQ with the roll-out of SHE campaigns and internal audits as required 
•Assist with the audit of Service Providers SHE Files and Plans as required 
• Work shifts on shutdowns or breakdowns and do standby (callouts) as required 
Job Requirements

•2 years plant or maintenance related exposure / knowledge 
•Knowledge and the application of SHE legislation ( OHS Act ) 
•Knowledge of management systems / content / rules (ISO 9001 & 14001 & OHSAS 18001, SHE Procedures, BBS, PSM). 
•Knowledge of Risk Based Approach to SHE. (Risk Assessments, Permit to Work) 
•Grade 12 / Std 10 (must) 
•SHE Representative courses
•SHE management course (SAMTRAC)
•Permit to work (must) 
•Hazard identification and responding to risks (must)
•Studying towards a National Diploma in Safety Management (strong wish)
•Hazard identification and responding to risks (must)


•Ability to communicate with employees on all levels 
•Must be able to work under pressure 
•Practice good housekeeping 
•Comply with all legal requirements 
•Interaction with various work groups across Natref and excellent networking skills 
•Effective communication skills 
Personal Attributes
  • Managing own learning 
    • Work independently and in a team 
    • Identifying the links 
    • Work with clients / effective communication skills 
    • Assertive 
    • Goal / achievement / result orientated 
    • Innovative 
    • Computer literate 
    • Be able to work under pressure 
    • Living the Natref Values

Applicants that are interested in applying for the advertised position must apply by faxing their Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Fax : 0117749199 or


Closing Date: 29 May 2015

Applicants who are not invited within three weeks after the closing date to participate in an Assessment Process, may accept that their applications have been unsuccessful.