Bespoke Recruitment

Assistant Manager Health & Safety - Sotik Tea Company

Job Ref: AHSE/STC/03

Position Purpose/ Objective:

The Assistant Manager, Health, Safety and Environment is responsible for developing and implementing health and safety policies and guidelines in the workplace in line with legislative requirements and ensuring strict compliance by all staff to safety requirements.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  1. Creates and implement workplace health and safety plans and procedures
  2. Advises the company on safety issues and compliance in specific projects and operations
  3. Liaise with regulatory bodies and coordinate the acquisition of licenses, permits and approvals for company operations including the dams, factory, stores, boreholes etc
  4. Evaluates health and safety practice and procedures for risk assessment and following legal guidelines
  5. Devises and coordinates safety programs that will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness
  6. Promotes a proactive safety culture focused on incident prevention and regulatory compliance
  7. Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections
  8. Develops health and safety procedures for all areas of the company
  9. Prepares and schedules training to cover emergency procedures, workplace safety, accident prevention, health and safety and other relevant topics
  10. Inspects and routinely audits the workplace and equipment to identify unsafe workplace conditions and safety, health and environmental risks and documents inspection findings
  11. Facilitates the development of HSE Report for the Board of Directors and Pro forma report
  12. Provide secretarial services to the HSE Committee
  13. Coordinates the implementation of relevant guidelines and standards including rainforest alliance standards, SMETA, Global Gap
  14. Coordinates unit HODs on PPEs procurement for all employees as per workplace hazards
  15. Monitors employee conformity to safety laws, policies and procedures
  16. Investigates accidents and incidents to find cause and identify countermeasure to prevent reoccurrence
  17. Provides new employees with orientation outlining the company’s high expectations regarding safety rules and regulations
  18. Analyses incident reports, metrics and injury case studies in order to institute changes that lead to a safer environment
  19. Handles worker’s compensation claims in the event of a workplace accident
  20. Suggests solutions, improvements and prevention steps for safety issues
  21. Ensures that material safety data sheets are maintained and readily accessible when needed.
  22. Maintains records of discharge of or employee exposure to hazardous waste and/or pollutants, as required.
  23. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualification & Experience Required:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety, Occupational Safety and Health or a related field
  2. Relevant certification would be an added advantage
  3. In-depth knowledge of OSHA, Environmental standards, regulation and policies
  4. A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a similar organisational setup.

Core Competencies:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills
  2. Ability to lead and teach a team
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  5. Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  6. Proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections
  7. Strong sense of initiative


An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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