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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 9, 2020
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    DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project development and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA ...
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    Safety Supervisor

    The Safety Officer would ensure workplace safety, using thorough knowledge of all laws and regulations concerning construction and site safety by supporting and providing direction to site employees on safety matters, taking the lead to identify and correct if required, any hazard assessments or provide safety training if lacking, hosting safety meetings with employees on site.

    Key Performance Area’s (Responsibilities):

    Technical Expertise

    • Provide safety support and leadership to site construction employees.
    • Ensure safe working conditions for all workers, suppliers, and visitors on or around the project site.
    • Enforce all established safety regulations and safe work practices are followed.
    • Apply disciplinary procedures when necessary to ensure compliance with the rules.
    • Ensure that construction employees are oriented with the site and its safety regulations.
    • Proof of orientation must be documented and kept on site.
    • Provide instructions to workers on safe work procedures (i.e. How to use personal protective equipment as appropriate, e.g. hard hats, vests, hearing protection, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, or other items deemed necessary.
    • Provide support and administrative assistance to the HSE Manager on safety-related compliance and safety auditing.
    • Correct physical conditions, which are liable to cause or have caused accidents.
    • Undertake the investigation of accidents, incidents, or near misses determining the underlying causes.
    • Complete the necessary forms to document these incidents immediately.
    • Conduct regular on-site hazard assessments, identify hazards, unsafe work practices, and provide recommendations on how to eliminate these issues.
    • Ensure all Hazard Assessments are completed and filed by work order.
    • Provide each employee with information regarding hazards on the job site and how to avoid them.
    • Ensure Hazard Assessment is completed on all sites for the start of all jobs and the daily hazard assessment done.
    • Work in cooperation with other project supervisory personnel to determine procedures for dealing with safety violations.
    • Provide monthly safety reports and continuous development safety policies and procedures.
    • Provide on-site safety documentation and Occupational Health & Safety compliance support to the construction teams.
    • Conduct and document weekly toolbox and monthly safety meetings with all construction employees.
    • Maintain good housekeeping at all work phases and assign specific housekeeping duties to each employee.
    • Responsible for the daily administration of site safety programs.
    • Ensure that corrective action is taken whenever deficiencies are identified.
    • Conduct in house safety training and keep up with current knowledge of safety literature, regulations and codes of practice
    • Responsible for the establishment of workplace safety and health committees, and monitors their performance.

    Operational Function

    • Post all Safety bulletins, Safety posters, and Safety rules and regulations.
    • Ensure that pertinent safety inspections and reports are submitted as required.
    • Review accident reports staying informed and up to date on safety issues.
    • Assist in performing compliance audits and implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance with Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
    • Responds to and investigates concerns and complaints from employees and takes appropriate action.
    • Carry out all reasonable instructions by the HSE Manager.

    The following personal capabilities are non-negotiable.

    • Proven work experience as a Safety Officer or similar role in an SMPP project setting
    • Working knowledge of The Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety & Technical) Regulations, 2012 (L.I.2182), and related legislation.
    • Knowledge of Health & Safety Acts and Regulations, industry standards, and other related acts, codes, and regulations.
    • Knowledge of investigation principles and procedures.
    • Knowledge and understanding of safety management systems; audit and inspections processes; and a general understanding in a variety of health and safety areas such as workplace inspections, OH&S committees, personal protective equipment, and emergency measures.
    • Ability to maintain effective work relationships.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of the interface between labour and management in the workplace.
    • Knowledge of industrial hygiene survey techniques.

    Formal Qualification Required

    • Recognized Academic Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety is essential
    • Minerals Commission Health, Safety and Environment Officer Certificate of Competence is essential.
    • First Aid & Fire Safety Training will be advantageous

    Job-Related Experience Required

    • 5+ years demonstrable experience of working in a similar role at a comparable level on a Project is essential
    • 3+ years worked within the construction setting of SMPP projects and the mining environment will be advantageous.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should apply with CV to the address below not later than 9 June. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    HR Representative
    DRA Ghana Ltd
    C/O HR Department
    Newmont Goldcorp

    NOTE: To ensure that an applicant is a native of the local community, all local applications must be supported by the initial confirmation of citizenship, ENDORSED by the Chief, a nominated Assemblyperson and the Youth Leader of the applicant’s community, and must be delivered to the Main Newmont Security Gate not later than the stated date.

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