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Full-time Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

at South African Post Office in Pretoria

JOB TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR

Reports to
National
Manager:
Occupational Heal
th and Safety Services
Summation

Implement, maintain and advise on OHS Act; maintain the National Occupational Health and Safety Management System; comply wit
h OHS policy;
train staff and ensure a safe environment to all employees and clients on Post Off
ice premises within
a
designated geographical area.

Responsible for the quality of Occupational Health and Safety advice and support within a region in accordance with the compa
ny OHS policy.

Ensure and coordinate the appointment and training of Responsibl
e Persons
and Safety Representatives.
.

Ensure that Safety Representatives conduct monthly safety inspections.

Ensure and coordinate the appointment and training of Fire Marshals
and First
-
Aid Officers.
.

Provides professional Occupational Health and Safety
training / advice / service to all Responsible Persons
(line management)
, Occupational
Health and Safety Repres
entatives, Business Unit OHS Co
ordinators, employees and union representatives
.

Work in a team with Properties and Infrastructure whe
n new office
s are being planned.

Audit workplaces and provide such OHS audit findings and relevant recommendations to Responsible Persons
(line management)
for rectification
.

Investigate serious injuries sustained by employees and clients
.

Maintains the National Occup
ational Health and Safety Management System in order to ensure that
a healthy, safe, secure, ergonomically sound
and comfortable
work environment is created and maintained for all employees
(as well as clients
)
, which afford them the required
protection of
their
fundamental right to health, safety, security,
physical
-
as well as emotional well
-
being
, human dignity, privacy and self esteem,
as is required by
legislation, and to protect the SA Post Office
and its subsidiaries against losses and litigation
.
K
ey Responsibilities
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COORDINATING
FUNCTIONS:

Plan day to day actions
.

Administer and coordinate Occupational Health and Safety programmes / initiatives in the SA Post Office, XPS, Docex and Speed
Services
.

Compile and control Occupationa
l Health and Safety budget
.

Assist with appointment of responsible persons
(Line Management responsibility)
.

Approve, authorise and complete all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety according to the Delegation
.

Co
ordinate all actions and functions rel
ating to Occupational Health and Safety
(Ensure that standard forms, procedures et cetera are
always used)
.

Maintain the National Occupational Health and Safety Management System in order to
ensure that
a healthy, safe, secure,
ergonomically sound and comf
ortable
work environment is created and maintained for all employees
(as well as clients
)
, which afford
them the required
protection of their fundamental right to health, safety, security,
physical
-
as well as emotional well
-
being
, human dignity,
privacy a
nd self esteem,
as is required by legislation, and to protect
the SA Post Office, XPS, Speed Services and Docex against losses
and litigation
.

Identify, liaise and negotiate with suppliers, institutions, NO
SA and the Department of Labour.

Investigate and a
nalyse injuries that occur on company premises. Make recommendations to line management with the aim of
preventing similar injuries
.

Investigate injuries sustained by employees in the workplace
.

Compile reports to BU on OHS findings and non
-
compliance ther
eof
.

Be part of planning of new Post Offices with Properties and Infrastructure
.

Compile Written Safe Working Procedures
(WSWP’s)
for various tasks
.
ADVISORY FUNCTIONS
:

Provide professional advice, assistance and leadership, with regard to Occupational Hea
lth and Safety, to all Responsible Persons
(line
management)
, Occupational Health and Safety Repres
entatives, Business Unit OHS Co
ordinators, employees and union
representatives
.

Provide advice according to company OHS policy / OHS Act
.

Provide input for t
he interpretation and application of legislati
on
, for example:

Occupational Health and Safety Act
(Act 85 of 1993)
&
National Building Regulations / SABS 0400
.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
(Act 130 of 1993)
.

Provide input with r
egard to the construction of buildings. Check all planning documentation and recommend changes
to be made
.
TRAINING FUNCTIONS
:

Provide professional Occupational Health and Safety training to all Responsible Persons
(line management)
, Occupational Health a
nd
Safety Repres
entatives, Business Unit OHS Co
ordinators, employees and union representatives
.

Compile and distribute Occupational Health and Safety information manuals and training material
.
AUDITING FUNCTIONS
:

Audit workplaces and provide such OHS audi
t findings and recommendations to Responsible Persons
(line management)
for
rectification
.

Audit all new accommodation and
(if necessary)
recommend or request changes to be made prior to occupation
.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNCTIONS
:

Conduct Occupational
Health and Safety benchmarks/investigations.
Minimum
Requirements,
Skills &
Abilities
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12
(NQF Level 4)

Valid code B driver’s licence

SAMTRAC Safety Management certificate
while a
Presentation Skills certificate
will be advant
ageous
.

At least 3 years experience on C Band with good knowledge of OHS Act and COID Act
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Good interpersonal, supervisory, negotiation, decision making, analytical, organisational and numerical skills.
Ability to report on own
perform
ance.
Computer literate.
Good communication
(verbal/writing/presentation)
skills.
Must have the discipli
ne and ability to perform on his
/ her
own.
Good evaluation and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with employees / clients at a
ll levels.
Ability to test
temperatures, noise
(dB)
and
illumination
(Lux)
.
OTHER:
No physical impairment
-
able to climb onto roofs, etc. Remain calm and focused in emergency situations. Assertive and creative. Display
understanding and support towards l
ine management, employees and customers. Flexible, yet firm in decision making. Maintain
confidentiality.
Office and travel within a region. Required to work away from home for extended periods / work extended hours. Extensive long
distance driving and ove
rnight travelling required.
Contacts
The South African Post Office is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especial
ly with regard
to race, gender and
disability.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacte
d.

Send your cv to: The Senior Manager: Recruitment and Selection
Human Resources:
Head Office (Attention: Cobus Prinsloo)
PO Box 2042, CORPORATE SHOP, 0074
Email:
Cobus.Prinsloo@postoffice.co.za
Fax Number: 0866 883 531

Deadline: 19/08/2013


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