Engineering Company Health and Safety Officer Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Title: Health and Safety Officer



Our client, an engineering company that is mainly involved in power lines construction, substations design and construction, generators and switchgear installations, solar systems and power systems for transmission is seeking to recruit a Health and Safety Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:


Policies and Practices:

  • Develop, monitor and continuously improve a Safety Policy/Environmental Policy and Procedures document for the company with the HR.
  • Implement a companywide strategy for completing Job Safety Analysis for each task.
  • Carry out and delegate Risk Assessments to be carried out in each work area consistently.
  • Instigate, lead and complete all accident investigations within 24hrs of incident.
  • Analysis of accidents, maintain incident/accident register and make statutory reports returns to the director of occupation health and safety services.
  • Ensure and maintain procedures for managing hazardous substances and the disposal of chemicals.

Safety Awareness:

  • Ensure health and safety is considered as first priority within the company.
  • Instigate consistent toolbox talks at the start of each shift, ensuring content of the meetings are relevant.
  • Act as safety committee secretary, lead all safety meetings and briefings, ensuring content is relevant and the correct message is delivered.
  • Ensure awareness of safety and environmental issues is prevalent through visual posters and aids, continuous monitoring, discussions, briefings, training, simulations and workshops.
  • Training of employees as required by HR Department – on issues of Health, Safety and Environment.
  • Ensure First Aid compliance amongst the workforce

 Audits, Reporting and Feedback:

  • Auditing of the implementation of company policies, plans and procedures relating to Health, Safety and Environmental with due cognizance of the requirements of Kenyan legislation.
  • Establish and maintain a Recordable Injury Reporting Process.
  • Establish and maintain safety KPI’s (Key Performance Indicator) data.
  • Inform the HR of remedial action when safety KPI targets are not met.
  • Provide a process for Safety Information sharing across the sites.
  • Carry out periodic and spontaneous Planned Inspections of all work areas
  • Advice on a range of specialist areas; e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
  • Fully document any accident or near miss where required and present to the management.


  • Coordinate servicing of fire-fighting equipment.
  • Ensure all fire-fighting equipment and first aid boxes are regularly serviced and contents are in order.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Health and Safety or Environmental Sciences with a background in engineering.
  • 2-3 years working experience in Health, Safety and / or Environmental Management
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent mutually beneficial working relationships with staff and other departments to ensure smooth running of the section
  • Clear understanding of Kenyan health and safety legislation
To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to email protected before close of business 31st December 2017. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and salary expectation on the subject line.

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