Job Title

Junior Safety Officer

South Africa, Free State
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Area: South Africa, Free State
Sector: Construction
Posted: 8 March 2024

Job Details

To ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health. Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated. Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures


Health and Safety


  • Conduct health and safety audits
  • Identify potential hazards, risks and dangers
  • Investigate incidents
  • Make recommendations regarding health and safety
  • Conduct inspections
  • Attend health and safety committee meetings

Operational Objectives

  • Review effectiveness of health and safety measures
  • Identify potential hazards and major incidents
  • Examine causes of incidents
  • Investigate complaints
  • Advise the committee and the employer
  • Participate in internal audits



  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations on site
  • Enforce stringent safety protocols and monitor adherence to health and safety regulations on construction sites.
  • Conducting risk assessments and hazard identification (HIRA).
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with safety regulations.
  • Promoting a culture of safety awareness and accountability among all project stakeholders
  • Conducting regular safety inspections and audits.

Management and compliance

  • Collaborating with other departments to ensure safety standards are met.
  • Keeping up to date with industry best practices and regulatory changes.
  • Effective cost control through efficient risk management practices
  • Effective self-management in alignment with company values and leadership initiatives
  • Effective stakeholder engagement to ensure smooth workflows
  • Effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of all risks and safety processes
  • Conduct accurate, timely risk and legal inspection audits and communicate recommendations
  • Conduct fact findings investigations and determine the cause of trends from investigations
  • Effective and efficient risk administration
  • Proactive risk identification, mitigation and compliance

Personal Development

  • KPA’s are understood and achieved.
  • The values of the business are understood and lived.
  • Performance is constantly improved.
  • New developments in the industry are understood and embraced Key outcome Key result area Key performance
  • Manage and lead project teams, providing guidance, support, and direction to ensure the project’s overall success.


  • Communication
  • Relationship Management
  • Teamwork
  •  Facilitation
  • Conflict Management
  • Deadline driven
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Customer service
  • Drive and integrity
  • Administration
  • Minimum



  • Construction oversight
  • Safety compliance
  • Reporting
  • Project documentation
  • Proficiency in construction management software and tools


  • Emotional control
  • Persuasion
  • Assertiveness
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Situational sensitivity
  • Innovative and proactive nature
  • Strong Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to safety excellence.


  • Education: Minimum SAMTRAC or Equivalent, registered with SACPCMP as CHSO.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience to lead SHE compliance, risk assessment and incident investigation.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Civil and Earthworks experience on a Solar Farm project would be preferable

Education / Accreditation

  • Matric
  • SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions) certification.
  • HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) certification.
  • SAMTRAC (Safety Management Training Course) certification.