Health & Safety Officer Job in Kenya

Job title: Health & Safety Officer

Ref: SEC/HR/DOC/001
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Direct reports: N/A
Purpose of job: The primary focus for this position is to ensure that Securex Agencies (K) Limited facilities complies with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations. 

This position will provide full time environmental health and safety support to the operations and will ensure that all practices are in compliance with Kenyan regulatory requirements.  

The position will be responsible for coordinating regulatory programs and its permitting applications.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health
  • Undertaking risk assessments and site audits
  • Conducting mandatory site inspections such as radiation, electrical, water, sound, airquality
  • Ensuring all fire equipment are inspected quarterly and are in working condition
  • Ensure all building licences are updated
  • Ensuring that equipment is installed correctly/safely
  • Vetting contractors on site and ensuring they sign permits to work and leave all work on the Securex site in good condition
  • A contact person for all complaints in regards to the facility e.g. faulty equipment
  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Determining ways of reducing risks
  • Writing internal health and safety policies/strategies
  • Compiling statistics
  • Drawing-up safe operational practices and making necessary changes
  • Writing reports, bulletins and newsletters
  • Making presentations to groups of employees/managers
  • Providing health and safety meetings and training courses for employees
  • Liaising with relevant authorities
  • Keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation
Corporate success factors:
  • Deliver quality service, every day, every time.
  • Leading provider of innovative technology based security solutions.
  • Adherence to a robust revenue collection policy.
  • Continuous improvement of processes, procedures and service delivery.
  • Value adding talent management and succession planning model.
Key Competencies / Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to handle difficult conversations in a professional manner.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills using sound judgment and the ability to analyze and interpret different situations accurately.
  • High level of attention to detail, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Outstanding time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable initiative and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • He or she should be a team player and a person of high integrity.
Required qualifications/experience
  • BS in Occupational Health and Safety or related field (preferred)
  • Diploma in health & safety or environmental sciences
  • 3 years post academic experience in Health, Safety and / or Environmental Management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office application
Application Process:

Send your cover letter and CV to clearly indicating on the email heading: ‘Application for the role of ‘Health and Safety Officer’. 

Application deadline is COB 7th April 2016

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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