Health & Safety Officer ( Mining / Rare earth / Greenfields / Open pit / Construction ) – East Africa

Eastern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. DSS01 – LM

Reference Number: DSS01 – LM

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Health and Safety Officer to ensure the well-being of employees, contractors, and visitors at the mine site. Responsible for implementing and maintaining Occupational Health and Safety policies, the H&S Officer ensures compliance with legislation and fosters a culture of safety within the operation.


  • Lead by example in safety, ensuring adherence to Company Policy for employee and contractor Health and Safety.
  • Cultivate a safety culture that exceeds standards, fostering proactive management and leadership to enhance safety behaviors.
  • Ensure full compliance with legal and Company Health & Safety requirements.
  • Implement Medical Surveillance protocols to verify employee fitness for work.
  • Supervise onsite paramedics and oversee emergency response procedures.
  • Monitor and inspect to ensure compliance with legal requirements, including license/permit conditions.
  • Conduct regular inspections, audits, and manage relevant H&S administration and reports.
  • Disseminate safety lessons and best practices among the project team and stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular safety training, including comprehensive induction for new personnel.
  • Ensure completion of all compliance training and maintain accurate records.
  • Maintain and update a register of Standards, Codes of Practice (COPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and special instructions.
  • Manage the Risk Management system, overseeing actions to reduce risk based on Baseline and Issue-Based Risk Assessments.
  • Analyze H&S trends and incidents, spearheading proactive initiatives to minimize H&S incidents.
  • Oversee contractor management, including induction, pack management, auditing, and inspection to ensure compliance with legal and company requirements.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • National Diploma in Safety Management or equivalent.
  • Additional certifications in health and safety management are highly advantageous.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a Mining environment, with at least 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience in Risk Assessment Techniques and Accident Investigation.
  • Greenfields experience would be advantageous.
  • Certification in COMSOC 1 & 2, SAMTRAC, and RCAT/ICAM Accident Investigation Techniques advantageous.
  • Registration with relevant professional health and safety bodies in Malawi or internationally recognized institutions.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • 2- year contract
  • FIFO 6/2 roster
  • Competitive USD salary



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Duncan Spitzer

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining                                       


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