Roofings Limited Careers – Safety Officer

Job Title:  Safety Officer
Organization: Roofings
Limited
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Roofings:
Roofings Ltd is part of the
Roofings Group, a number one quality steel manufacturer that supplies over
350,000 metric tons per annum, to both local and export markets within the
region. Our offices are situated about 6 km outside Kampala city centre in
Lubowa, along Entebbe road.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In
    charge of implementing safe working practices at the factory and Outlets
  • Routinely
    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
  • Intuitively
    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 workplace
    incidents.
  • Evaluate
    adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
  • Review
    employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
  • Carry
    out and / 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.
  • Offer
    technical direction 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.
  • Grow
    and maintain key liaisons with outside organizations such as fire
    departments, and rescue teams, so that emergency responses can be
    facilitated.
  • Write
    and revise safety regulations and codes.
  • Compile,
    analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses
    and accidents.
  • Responsible
    for planning and conducting industrial hygiene research.
  • Take
    part in internal safety awareness/sensitisation campaigns
  • Produce
    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
  • Ensure
    compliance with the use of safety gears (PPE)
  • Maintain
    proper records of gears issued to workers and monitor their use.
  • Work
    closely with the safety committee on issues regarding safety.
  • Work
    together with Engineers in charge to ensure that there is a safe working
    environment
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Safety Officer should hold a good Bachelors’ degree in Engineering
    preferably in industrial engineering. Possession of a Post graduate
    qualification in Health and Safety is an added advantage
  • At
    least three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Possess
    the 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 analyse data and provide meaningful reports
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by relevant
academic testimonials, curriculum vitae, with names and contact details of
three (3) referees can be forwarded online to hr@roofings.co.ug or hand
delivered to the address below:
Human Resources manager
Roofings Limited,
Plot 126 Lubowa Estate Entebbe,
P.O. Box 7169 Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 4th December, 2014 by 5PM
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