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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Health and Safety Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Health and Safety Officer
Our client based in Nairobi, Kenya is a printing company that mainly supplies Printers, ink cartridges and toner sales. They also offer printing services for magazines, promotional products, business cards and brochures among other things.
They are looking for highly motivated, ambitious and self driven candidate to fill the position of Health and Safety Officer.
Basic Function
The job holder will be responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for all employees of the organization. They will also be responsible for implementing OSHA, regulations in the workplace.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards;
  • Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation
  • Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy;
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements;
  • Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer’s industry
  • Ensure equipment is installed safely;
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge
  • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Professional Training in Heath ad Safety
  • At least two (2) years experience in a similar function
  • IT skills
Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manager well at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to adapt interpersonal style to suit different people or situations.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving skills
Interested candidates should forward, their CV’s to recruit@growthpartners.co.ke by 28th February, 2017 stating their current and expected remuneration, day time telephone contact and addresses of three referees. Candidates should indicate clearly on the subject line what position they are applying for.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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