Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Position Title:  Operations Specialist

Requisition ID:  492

Department:  Properties and Services

City:  Cape Town

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

(Payclass 10; Permanent)

Occupational Health Safety and Environment

Division Properties & Services

The OHSE Division within P&S is seeking an OHS Officer.

The main purpose of this position is to ensure OHSE compliance is met across UCT for the following areas: Contractor and Vendor Management, Construction Projects, Fire Safety Prevention, Events Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management. The focus of this position is to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations.  The University of Cape Town policies aligned to ISO 45001 and 14001 systems requirements. The successful incumbent will report to the OHS Manager within the OHSE Division and is required to travel across various campuses and sites of the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape, conducting regular inspections, reviews, and audits. Assist in the implementation of programs to support legal requirements & programs which are aligned to the ISO 45001 programs.

Requirements for the Job:

  • NQF – 6 Occupational Health & Safety
  • Must have at least 5 years management experience in Occupational Health & Safety that comprises experience in Construction site management safety, emergency response, fire safety compliance and events safety.
  • CHS Officer registration as per South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP); Advantageous if registered as CHS Manager (SACPCMP) preferable.

Must have Knowledge of the following:  General Occupational Health and safety, Fire Safety, Construction Safety, Knowledge, and implementation of the OH Act 85 of 1993 and ISO 45001

Advantage:  It is advantageous if the candidate has experience in disaster management. Candidate must be able to work in a dynamic and high-pressure environment and handle multiple tasks with appropriate prioritisation.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Contractor and vendor compliance
  • Construction Health & Safety
  • Fire Safety Prevention and fire control
  • OHSE Related Training
  • Events Safety, Emergency & Disaster Risk Management.

Pre-placement medical

The potential candidate must pass a pre-employment medical which is aligned to the job functions before being nominated for employment.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits is between R580 137 and R682 513.

To apply, please visit the UCT Career Site to create a profile and submit your application. You will need to attach the following:

  • Letter of motivation, explaining suitability for the position, and reason for applying; and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Any inquiries for this position are to be addressed to Mr. Ian Petersen at recruitment05@uct.ac.za or 021 650 2163

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application that does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to undergo a competency test.

Closing Date:             22 November 2023          Website:                  www.hr.uct.ac.za

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at https://uct.ac.za/media/9482.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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