Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia

Temporary Safety Officer

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Job Description

Purpose of the role:
To ensure that occupational safety, health, and environmental standards are adhered to, and to carry out day to day inspections of the facility and assisting in implementing safe practices and operations.
Reports to: Assistant Manager SHE & Security
Branch: Lusaka
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Temporal Safety Officer will be required to perform the following tasks:
1.     Risk Assessment

Ensure that Risk assessments are being conducted.
Ensuring JSA and take 5 are conducted for jobs.
Assist in conducting Toolbox talks in various sections.

2.     Inspections
Carry out daily safety inspections and follow ups in the workshop

Work areas Inspected (routine and planned).
Ensure that company safety and environmental policies adhered to.
New employees trained and inducted, and safety training done involving operations.
Attend to safety issues from Safety representatives.

3.     Investigations

Investigating safety related complaints.
Investigate Incidents/accidents.
Ensure that remedial actions and recommendations are implemented to address non-conformance quickly and effectively.

4.     Inductions and Trainings

Conduct training and inductions for new and Contractors
Ensure that all new employees and contractors are inducted, and records retained.

5.     Audits
Assist in Safety audits

Ensuring that Safe operating procedures are being followed.
Assist in conducting Safety audits.
Ensure that all Non-conformances are closed quickly and effectively.

6.     Ensure legal and other requirements

Ensure that Identified safety related acts, regulations, by-laws, licenses, and other legislative and regulatory requirements applicable to Hitachi are being adhered to.

7.     Ensure safe working behavior is practiced by all employees

Assist the supervisor in conducting PTO’s (Plan Task observation)
Assist with the PSI (Pre-start inspections) meeting to ensure that a culture of work execution is being performed.
Keep Safety boards updated.
Ensure that toolbox talk and conducted in various department and register kept for the same.

8.     Safety Assurance

Ensure that Safety activities on site / branch are done.
JSA’s (Job Safety Analysis) for all tasks done.

9.     Customer Relations

Customer satisfied.
Queries addressed effectively and on time.

10.  Documentation

Ensure that Safety related communication is communicated regularly and filed accordingly.

Qualifications & Experience

Grade 12 Certificate
Minimum of a Diploma in a Safety related field
Minimum experience of 3 years in Mining/Factory/Industrial environment.
Valid driver’s license.
Must have a current ZOHSA membership license.
Member of the Zambia Occupational Health and Safety association is a must.

Job Specific Competencies

Knowledge of basic Rigging
Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
Computer literacy (MS Office)
Advanced knowledge of machines & equipment
Knowledge of maintenance management
People Management Skills
Communication & Listening Skills
Coaching skills
Cost Awareness

Duration: Three (3) months
If you meet the requirements for this job, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document to [email protected], or send your application to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Co. Ltd.
KK International Airport Road, Plot 2350/M
P.O. Box 30182, Lusaka.
The closing date for applicants is 15th January 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Summary

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Lusaka, Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type
Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia

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