Safety Manager


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Develop and continuously promote strategic objectives and health and safety awareness programs to ensure all workers understand their H & S responsibilities;
  • Lead, advise and co-ordinate the departmental health and safety officers to deliver the site health and safety objectives;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and review of site policies, procedures, hazard management plans and standards;
  • Advise and assist senior management to establish business H & S objectives, targets and KPIs that are fully integrated with the site’s business unit plans;
  • Facilitate regular hazard/risk management planning via regular risk reviews incorporating business unit hazard identification, risk assessment and control practices, and ensuring compliance;
  • Organize and conduct regular H&S audits and workplace inspections;
  • Ensure that all H&S documents are controlled in accordance with the relevant corporate standards;
  • Produce a monthly HST report for both company (and statutory) requirements.  Reports will include: serious incidents, safety statistics, budget performance and relevant occupational health and safety, and training issues;
  • Assist the site management team to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan;
  • Ensure a high standard of emergency preparedness at all times by ensuring suitable numbers of site personnel are trained as Emergency Responders, ensuring equipment is regularly inspected and maintained in good working order, ensure regular training exercises and realistic scenarios are carried out; and regularly update procedures and call out systems;
  • Manage an effective on-site medical facility, ensuring adequate first aid and treatment resources are available at all times;
  • Act in the role of Rehabilitation Coordinator, liaising with Department Managers, HR, doctors and the injured person to develop a structured rehabilitation program with the aim of returning the injured person back to full-time employment.


  • Ensure gap analyses are completed of all training onsite to the role competencies;
  • Develop training and development plans for each role following the gap analyses;
  • Audit workforce against the training plans;
  • Develop adequate lesson plans for the workforce ensuring all business unit related training is mapped to the relevant standards;
  • Maintain development training plans for ongoing development and up-skilling of line management ;
  • Develop strategy to access relevant government training and development support funding;
  • Conduct audits of the site training to ensure alignment and effectiveness;
  • Manage safety leadership training and ensure the training returns match the required outcomes and leadership behaviours;
  • Develop annual site training plan and budget;
  • Coordinate cost effective site wide training;
  • Review and update induction training packages across the site and ensure alignment with OGC corporate standard;
  • Ensure the development of standards and procedures for auditing contractor training;
  • Audit contractor training to ensure compliance with OGC and relevant standards.


  • Perform all work and associated functions safely:
    • Correctly use all PPE
    • Obey all written and verbal health and safety instructions
  • Establish and maintain the highest possible standards of housekeeping and cleanliness in individual work area and mine site in general
  • Attend pre-shift safety and tool box safety meetings;
  • Complete Stop-Think and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) prior to undertaking tasks;
  • Report all incidents and near misses and workplace hazards;
  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) specified for particular equipment or tasks and be involved in the development and review/revision of procedures when required.


  • Carry out all other duties that may reasonably be required.

Person Specification


  • First Aid Certificate
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Health and Safety Management or/and Learning and Development (or similar).
  • Root cause analysis training
  • Workplace training and assessment qualifications
  • Senior First Aid certificate.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years practical health, safety and training experience within a heavy manufacturing or mining environment with at least 3 years as a health and safety manager with a track record of implementing best practice safety systems. Open pit and underground mining experience preferred.
  • Developing and working within formal health and safety management systems.
  • Extensive training and health and safety experience up to and including strategic development level.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current health and safety legislation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving an injury free workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and develop people in a manner which results in a sustained change in behaviour and performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently conduct research and source information on best industry practice. Previous experience in applying best industry practice to achieve effective hazard and risk management and accident and injury prevention.
  • Ability to lead health and safety audits, formal risk assessments and undertake personnel competency assessments.
  • A high level of competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint and experience with safety management systems.
  • Effective report writing, presentation preparation and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and effective leadership capabilities.
  • Ability to influence personnel at all levels of the organisation

4 Mar 2019

Work Type:
United States
Haile Operations
Date expires:
31 May 2019