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Our client is looking to employ a Safety Officer to work on a project in Cape Town, they are offering a Fixed Term contract for 1 year. The start date will be 2 April 2024 and the end date will be 30 April 2025.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Description

  • SHEQ Management and enforcement,
  • Carry an 8(5) appointment in term of the Construction Regulations 2014,
  • Ensure that the site safety file is kept up to date and compliant to the applicable Acts and Regulations,
  • Ensure that the safety files of all sub-contractors, suppliers and vendors are in line with the project safety requirements,
  • Ensure that the work performed by sub-contractors, suppliers and vendors are in line with the project safety requirements,
  • Conduct safety audits on sub-contractors, suppliers and vendors
  • Attend and represent at the Client’s safety meetings,
  • Manage and record the daily site activities, actions, personnel and notable events
  • Maintain the site SHEQ records and documentation on a daily basis,
  • Managing contract risks (vendor risks as well as project risks),
  • Work with the Project Manager to generate monthly safety reports and presentations,
  • Conduct weekly safety inspections & monthly audits and ensure the close out of any findings timeously,
  • Review and manage SHEQ related queries,
  • Ensure that all visitors to the site comply to the health, safety and environmental requirements,
  • Perform SHEQ inductions for anyone who goes to site,
  • Ensure that the site complies to the requirements a set out in the OSH Act and Construction Regulations 2014, & Mine Health & safety Act.
  • Report to the Construction Manager and the Group Safety, Health & Environmental Manager,
  • Manage multiple subcontractors
  • May take on additional roles and responsibilities, but their primary job will be to create a safer construction site.

Other key attributes

  • Assertive and organised.
  • Technical capabilities,
  • Can focus and perform well under pressure,
  • Excellent problem solver, 
  • Ability to multi-task and undertake both administrative activities & on-site works,
  • Proactive approach to safety related matters,
  • Resolves conflict situations with ease,
  • Has a working knowledge of the OSH Act and Construction Regulations 2014 & Mine health & safety Act.
  • Computer literate (MS Office suite and MS project)
  • Has own transport,
  • Is in good health (mentally and physically), to perform well under pressure and fit to be onsite for prolonged periods and manage sub-contractors. Person must walk around on a big site
  • Hands-on & a people person

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • National Diploma in Safety Management / B. Tech in Safety Management / SAMTRAC diploma and
  • Registered with the SACPCMP
  • Completed Legal Liability Training
  • Competence – Fall arrest and working on heights (negotiable)
  • First Aid (negotiable)
  • Emergency response (negotiable)


  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience within Civil Construction Work Projects, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in working for a Civil Construction Contractor or Consultant.
  • Extensive experience in construction environment (incl but not limited to: working at heights, deep excavations, heavy plant & machinery, pipe works, scaffold work, crane work and lifting etc.)
  • References are essential
  • Conduct incident investigations,
  • Risk management & control
  • Knowledge of mobile equipment safety and compliance,
  • Knowledge of lifting equipment safety and compliance,
  • Knowledge ISO 14001 – Environmental
  • Knowledge – ISO 45001 Safety

    • Job type: Contract
    • Location: Sand Indutrial
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:£- £ per hour