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HSE Supervisor Underground Mining

Location : South Africa & Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type: Renewable Contract

Underground Mining, HSE, Mining Services, Safety, Training

Job Code: 6516

Cowan South Africa is recruiting a Health, Safety & Environmental Supervisor- UG Mining for a South African mining services company. We are looking for a South African citizen, as the incumbent will rotate between mine sites in and outside of South Africa. Solid experience in the Underground Mining environment is required, but some exposure to open pit mining will be beneficial. Incumbent will conduct and record safety, accident & incident investigations and risk inspections AND provide safety support AND training/coaching to the dedicated staff/department. The main objective is to effectively monitor and manage all health and safety risks.

• Ensure safety and risk initiatives are monitored and properly administered
• Ensure risk assessment and control measures meet requirements
• Ensure legal compliance and safety meets standards and requirements
• Ensure safety training meets standards and requirements
• Ensure safety standards, working guides, procedures and codes of practise are relevant and applicable
• Ensure emergency preparedness programmes are effective and adhered to
• Implement safety risk, accident prevention programme
• Verify and maintain that all safety risk/ accident prevention related procedures are updated and maintained
• Administer safety incident reporting systems and comply with statutory requirements
• Co-ordinate safety training programme and also provide training
• Implement a promotional and publicity programme to create safety awareness amongst all employees and contractors
• Maintain an effective auditing system
• Administer and maintain a programme on all relevant reports, establish trends and control deficiencies

• A South African Citizen (not negotiable)
• Willing to work in and outside of South Africa
• Grade 12 / Matric AND a Diploma in Safety Management
• 5 years’ experience in similar role in an underground mining environment and with some exposure to open pit mining
• Prior experience with HSE in Australian or Canadian underground mining environments will be very advantageous
• Evaluate and implement different incident prevention principles
• Project management skills would be an added advantage
• Knowledge of OSHAS 18 001, 9001 & 14001
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, risk assessment methodology and environmental management
• Experience in incident investigation
• Sound administration and good report writing skills
• Understanding of Isometrix system would be an added advantage
• Ability to work independently and as part of multi-functional team
• Driver’s license code 08/EB

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