Safety, Health & Environmental Officer (SHE) Job in North Eastern Free State


Safety, Health & Environmental Officer (SHE) Job in North Eastern Free State

Our client in the Abattoir industry is urgently seeking a Safety, Health & Environmental Officer (SHE) to join their team in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. Salary is R 21 400 per month CTC (negotiable).


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Should you apply for this vacancy and your qualifications / skills and experience do not match the inherent requirements of this position, your application will be deleted immediately.

Qualifications and Experience:

Thorough knowledge of relevant local safety, security and environmental legislation:



Environmental Conservation Act

Thorough knowledge of ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Working knowledge of safety systems.

NEBOSH International Certificate, NOSA SAMTRAC or equivalent.

Previous experience as Health Safety and Environmental Officer role between 3-4 years.

A working knowledge of local OHS requirements.

A working knowledge of environmental stewardship.

A Working Knowledge of a food producing environment.

A working knowledge of ISO 18000 plus 45000 certification requirements.

Able to engage and work with external stakeholders, suppliers and contractors.

Able to adapt and innovate quickly.

Able to take ownership of areas responsible.

Able to work within the workforce and management teams.

Able to collate and construct Health & Safety reports as required.

Able to manage and update existing Health and Safety system.

Knowledge of MS Office at an intermediate skill level.


Report writing.

Conducting Risk Assessments.

Conducting Non-Conformance audits.

Prepare and Present presentations from time to time.

Team player.

Accurate and attention to detail.

Good communication skills.

Problem solving.

Implementation and administration of safety systems.

SAMTRAC, SHEMTRAC, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments, Legal Compliance
Construction Regulations and other NOSA or similar training would be beneficial.

Job description

This position’s primary goal is to ensure that the company as a whole, namely the abattoir, its related chicken farms and related depots comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and assist with the venture in gaining ISO 18000 plus 45000 certifications.

Specialising in:

Inspecting workplaces to investigate accidents, causes of ill-health and complaints.

Inspecting workplaces to enforce safety laws.

Examining ways to improve health and safety standards.

Negotiating with managers and employees to provide a safe working environment.

Developing health and safety programs and strategies.

Keeping up to date with the law and technical knowledge.

Writing reports.

Develop, implement and maintain an effective program and ensure compliance to satisfy the requirements of local legislation e.g. the OHS, COID and Environmental Conservation Acts.

Develop systems to ensure all employees comply with all relevant legal safety requirements.

Identify safety training needs, organize and co-ordinate safety training courses and prepare training material where appropriate.

Co-ordinate the monthly safety meeting:

Ensure meeting times are set

Agendas are sent out

Minutes are kept and sent out

Ensure that all support documentation in respect of the safety program is received on time and in the correct format from all concerned parties

Assist in appointment of safety representatives for all departments.

Communicate changes in Safety and Environment legislation to Management.

Evaluate incident forms, surveys, audits to establish root causes and together with
Supervisors and Managers concerned, formulate a plan of action to correct non-compliant behaviour or conditions.

Liaise with onsite contractors to ensure their compliance with Company safety regulations and adherence to safety standards, including basic safety induction training.

Conduct surveys and audits as required to identify and minimize the risk to company and employees.

Identify unsafe acts, conditions, and hazards, investigate root causes and identify corrective and preventative actions and report to management.

Co-ordinate at least two evacuation exercises per year to ensure that all staff become familiar with these procedures.

Assist with the formulation of emergency/contingency plans for:

Natural disasters

Industrial action

Political unrest



Bomb threats

Review and update Emergency Procedures as and when necessary.


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not received any correspondence within two weeks of your application, you have been unsuccessful

Application Process:

To apply for this position please e-mail your updated CV and a copy of all your qualifications to, and indicate the Position name.

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