Construction Health And Safety Officer- OptiPower-jobs in Eastern Cape | Murray & Roberts jobs 2022

Murray & Roberts

A Construction Health and Safety Officer is a qualified, competent and registered professional in the company who is responsible for monitoring and controlling workplace risks and hazards. The Construction Health and Safety Officer is responsible for tasks such as: Developing, implementing and improving the HSE Plan, programs and procedures on the project for the company. Ensuring compliance with relevant Health and Safety Legislation. Conduction Safety Inspections and Risk Assessments. The Construction Health and Safety Officer advises managers and workers in an effort to mitigate hazards by removing, substituting, replacing or preventing. This reduces health, safety and environmental risks arising from activities, processes or substances.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Ensuring the company’s activities comply with local Health and Safety regulations and the best practices in the industry.
  • Working in close relation with Site Management to set safety standards
  • Carrying out risk assessments and identifying hazards
  • Carrying out Safety Inspections and reporting to site management the corrective actions
  •  Ensuring preventive measures, hazard control and personal protective equipment are implemented, used, issued and procured
  •  Assisting to enforce Health and Safety Policies
  • Maintaining the Occupational Health and Safety System, policies, procedures, manuals and arrange for awareness and training
  •  Assisting Site Management to improve all safety aspects of the project
  •  Recordkeeping of all safety related events
  •  Investigating and reporting of accidents and near misses
  •  Submitting of Monthly Statistics and supporting documentation


  • Assist with risk identification, evaluation and development of safe work procedures
  • Conduct or have conducted a hazard analysis and take the necessary corrective action
  • Ensure all accidents/incidents are properly recorded, reported and investigated
  • Ensure Health and Safety Representatives conduct monthly inspections and submit the required reports
  • Where it is not possible to remove any remaining hazard/s you are to inform employees thereof and what precautionary action is to be taken
  • Assist with ensuring the appropriate restoration of areas affected by construction
  • Detail mitigating measures required to be taken, and the procedures for their implementation to the Site Manager
  • Maintain the reporting system to be undertaken during construction and ensure effective reporting to the SHEQ Manager on the deviations identified and required action to be taken
  • Ensure EMPr compliance
  • Ensure weekly and monthly Safety, Health and Environmental reports are submitted to the SHEQ Manager within the specified time frame
  • Ensure the implementation of the Company’s System Procedures for Safety, Health and Environmental
  • Ensure statistics are maintained and accurately recorded regarding accidents, injuries, man-hours, lost time, etc.
  • Ensure training and awareness needs are identified and implemented
  • Ensure that all inspection registers are kept up to date and conduct daily inspections on all activities
  • Participate in the identification of the hazards and risks relevant to the project through regular coordinated site inspections
  • Establish and maintain health and safety communication structures and systems and the distribution of health and safety specific documents to sub-contractors and employees
  • Conduct site company inductions
  •  Oversee the reporting and investigation of project related incidents
  • Manage reporting of non-compliance issues and take appropriate corrective and preventative action
  • Assist with the electronic maintaining of all documents
  • Review and update the Health and Safety Plan
  • Compile and conduct toolbox talks
  • Arrange all required medicals for the lifespan of the Project
  • Maintain competency and legal information


  • CourteousOutput driven
  • People orientated
  • Service driven

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • 5 Years relevant experience
  • Site operations and management exposure
  • Construction environment
  • High job demand in tight turnaround time requirement
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Risk Management
  • Disaster recovery and contingency planning
  • Data collection and Investigations


  • SAMTRAC or National Diploma in Health and Safety Management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Working at Heights
  • Basic Rescue
  • Fall Protection Planning
  • Hazchem Handling
  • Emergency Co-ordinator
  • First Aid Level 2

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Location: Eastern Cape


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