Occupational Health and Safety at Weather South Africa

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20 Feb, 2014

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Health & Safety Jobs in South Africa

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of
Water and Environmental Affairs and is governed by a Board of Directors. The company
became a public entity on 15 July 2001 in terms of the South African Weather Service Act (No.
8 of 2001). It is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and
as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international
meteorological standards. As an Aviation Meteorological Authority, SAWS is designated by
the state to provide weather services to the aviation industry, marine and a range of other
identified clients and to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government. The
organisation reserves the right not to fill this position. South African Weather Service is an
equal opportunity employer.


Senior Manager: Occupational Health and Safety
Salary: (Total Package Negotiable)
Five Year Fixed Term Contract
Centre: Pretoria

Reporting to the Strategic Advisor: Human Capital Management, the successful candidate will
undertake the following tasks:


Key Performance Areas:
 Set up the OHS and competency within SAWS.
 Implement full scope of the OHS policy and the Act.
 Conduct training organisation wide on health and safety matters pertinent to the
business of SAWS.
 Understanding of COID and finalising COID claims.
 Ensure that all SAWS facilities comply with required OHSA.
 Manage all risks related to OHSA.
 Development of a SAWS evacuation plans for facilities and all associated signage.
 Alignment of the OHS policy of SAWS to the Disaster Recovery Plan and its Business
Continuity strategy.
 Participate in all activities related to the implementation and/or maintenance of the
SAWS TQM system

 An appropriate Bachelor’s degree in relevant field e.g. Environmental Health
(specialised in OHS), coupled with professional registration with HPCSA or reputable
equivalent e.g. SAMTRAC
 Operational experience in Occupational Health and Safety issues.
 At least 5 years’ experience at management level.


 Reporting and presentation skills
 Training skills on OHS marshals for the organisation.
 Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, OHSAS 18000, BCEA and the Labour
Relations Act. COIDA
 An understanding of Rules and regulations of the Compensation.
 An understanding of Human Resource processes and procedures.

Enquiries for the above-mentioned positions must be directed to:
Mr. LD Gcwensa, at Tel. (012) 367 6105

Applications for the above mentioned position must be submitted on form E1 obtainable from
the Weather Service offices or website (Click here to download application form), and should be accompanied
by a Comprehensive CV, as well as certified copies of qualifications. No faxed applications will
be accepted.

Forward your application stating the relevant reference number to the Chief Executive Officer,
South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, Pretoria 0001, marked for the attention of
Ms. AT Dlepu.

Closing Date: 21 February 2014

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Candidates,
who have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of
this advertisement, please accept your application was unsuccessful.

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