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Shoprite Is Hiring: Health & Safety Officer

Closing Date: 2024/04/29
Reference Number: SHO230706-1
Job Title Health & Safety Officer
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town or City Brackenfell

Purpose of the Job
To ensure that the Distribution Centre is Health and Safety compliant. The Health & Safety Officer serves to ensure emergency preparedness and incident response at each of our Distribution centers. Moreover this role is responsible for contractor management, emergency coordination, risk analysis and incident investigation.

Job Advert Details
Job Category Other
Job Objectives
Contractor management

Understand the legal principles under which the permit to work process is defined and conduct contractor audits.
Understand and apply the legal principle pertaining to the OHS scope of authority and issue a permit to work which is limited to the Scope of authority.
Draw up and maintain an audit schedule and audit programme for contractor audits.’
Maintain an up-to-date data base od contractors and service providers that have undergone the audit process and are in the possession of a valid permit to work.
Carry out contractor and visitor induction, conduct contractor audits and issue a permit to work for the various Supply Chain Business units.
Compile statistical analytics, define KPI objectives and present to management on milestones achieved.
Emergency Co-ordination

Review existing emergency contingency measures against relevant legislation.
Ensure the organisation can respond to actual emergencies and supply periodic reports to management.
Test emergency contingency measures in line with regulating requirement and provide periodic report of management.
Carry out emergency evacuation post-mortem investigation and provide solutions for continual improvement.
Risk Analysis

Ensure that the organisation takes appropriate action to address risk in the workplace.
Keep upto date with legislative developments, technological advancement opportunities to mitigate HSE risk.
Conduct risk assessment updates in line with legal and regulative requirements.
Put programmes in place with objective to mitigate significant HSE risk.
Ensuring that the risk associated to change is quantified before the actual change occurs in the workplace.
Ensure that safety critical devices that require periodical maintena nee, calibration and regulative registration are kept up to date.
Conduct communication and awareness campaigns based on incidents that have taken place and provide remedial recommendations.
Incident Investigation

Conduct incident investigation in line with Section of the OHS Act and Shoprite Standards.
Liaise with Department of Employment and Labour Inspectors. Host DoEL Visits.
Keep an updated data repository of HSE incidents and supply statistical reporting.
Take preventative action to limit similar incidents from re-occurring elsewhere.
National Diploma in Safety Management (Preferred)

Knowledge and Skills
Incident investigation knowledge
First responder training (Desirable)
Detailed orientated
Perceptive interpersonal skills


Policy: Our Group is committed to creating, embracing, and preserving a diverse workplace that values the unique talents, perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities that enrich our organisation. A place where everyone matters and feels included.

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally.

Please take note that by responding to this application and providing your personal information, you confirm your express and informed consent for Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd and all its subsidiaries and affiliates companies to process your personal information for the Company to consider your application for this position. All Personal Information which you provide to the Company will be used and/or retained only for the purposes for which it is collected, whereafter it will be

permanently destroyed. Your information is only retained if it is required by law or where you have given consent to us to retain such information for an extended period.

If you don’t hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any personal information collected as part of your application will be destroyed, securely, in accordance with South African legislation.

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