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Emvironmental Health & Safety Officer Kampala

Posted by Roofings Limited Private Kampala
Emvironmental Health & Safety Officer

Ad Details: Emvironmental Health & Safety Officer Kampala, Uganda, UG

Roofings Group is a leading manufacturer of steel and plastic building materials within East Africa. Our head office (Roofing’s Limited) is situated about 6km outside Kampala city center in Lubowa, along Entebbe road. Other group companies include; Roofings Rolling Mills (located in Namanve) and Roofings Polypipes (located in Lubowa). We are committed to achieving a firm regional presence by ensuring total customer satisfaction.
Roofings Limited is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to take up the position of EHS Officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Implement safe working practices at the factory and Outlets
- Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
- Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures
- Review plans and specifications for construction/maintenance/repair of machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
- Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
- Interview employees to obtain information about work environments and work-place incidents.
- Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
- Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
- Conduct or coordinate direct testing of air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation levels to verify compliance with health and safety regulations.
- Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
- Provide technical advice and guidance on how to handle occupational health-related problems
- Interpret safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety such as safety engineers, labor representatives, and safety committee.
- Maintain liaisons with outside organizations such as fire departments, and rescue teams, so that emergency responses can be facilitated.
- Write and revise safety regulations.
- Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents.
- Plan and conduct industrial hygiene research.
- Provide regular reports on safety standards and propose appropriate solutions in accordance with applicable legislation and company policies
- Define safety risks at both Factory and Outlets
- Any other tasks as assigned by the manager.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications
• Bachelors’ degree in Industrial engineering
• Post graduate qualification in Health and Safety is an added advantage
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

SKILLS
• Ability to make quick and good decisions
• Ability to use good judgment in resolving problems
• Ability to identify safety risks
• Ability to implement safety compliance
• Available at all times
• Thoroughness in the implementation of safe working practices
• Persuasiveness
• Ability to communicate and interact well with all levels of staff
• Ability to analyze data and provide meaningful reports

Applications accompanied by relevant academic testimonials, curriculum vitae, with names and contact details of three (3) referees can be forwarded to or hand delivered to the address below:
Human Resources manager
Roofings Limited,
Plot 126 Lubowa Estate Entebbe,
P. O. Box 7169 Kampala

Deadline for submission of applications is the 27th May 2016. NB: Please include the job title in subject matter if applying via email.

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