Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer
Post title: Health and Safety Officer
Report to: Registrar
Academic qualification:

A recognized qualification in Occupational Health and Safety

A diploma in health studies

Professional experience: At least two years of experience in the relevant field.
Additional criteria:

Well versed with the Health and Safety Decree

Excellent verbal, written communication, IT and presentation skills

Professional approach and strong interpersonal skills

Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills

Effective handling of health and safety investigations

Experience of formulating, implementing and revising health and safety policies and procedures

Ability to work on own initiative with the minimum of supervision

Some Knowledge of” emergency planning” and “emergency response”

Main duties and responsibilities

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health
  • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations and the same are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated to all staff
  • Ensure the University meets all legal obligations in all areas relating to health & Safety and welfare at work
  • Ensure the completion of annual review of risk assessments at the university
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and all recommendations are implemented in a timely manner
  • Coordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures
  • Ensure health and safety and training records are accurate
  • Establish a full programme of documented health and safety inspections, audits and checks
  • Establish a structured programme of health and safety training throughout the university
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Keep up to date with legislations regulating all aspects of relevant health, safety and welfare at work and communicate relevant changes to the university
  • Provide regular reports to the Chair of H & S Committee on relevant health and safety activities
  • To manage a programme of first-aid at work training and refresher training
  • To liaise with external health and safety organizations and ensure that any particular health and safety needs of people with disabilities are adequately considered
  • To undertake such other reasonable duties as may be allocated by the Chair of H&S Committee from time to time

Other Duties

  • Serve as Secretary to the H&S Committee Meetings
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate and distribute minutes of the health and safety committee meetings, ensure all agreed actions points are completed within deadlines
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health and safety matters

Professional Development

  • Be responsible for continuing self-initiated professional development
  • Participate in University staff development initiatives
  • Attend training programmes as identified and agreed for appropriate development
  • Engage in professional development activities as required

Deadline for receipt of application: 26th October 2019

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a covering letter with copies of academic certificates to the Human Resource Manager on email:                    , cc’d to and