Health and Safety Officer at Tsebo Group Western Cape

Closing Date 2022/04/15
Reference Number TSE220318-3
Job Title Health and Safety Officer
Business Unit / Division Tsebo Cleaning and Hygiene Solutions
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Atlantis
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Country South Africa
About Us We currently have a Health and Safety Officer position based in Atlantis, Western Cape. The purpose of the Health and Safety Officer is to prevent accidents, injuries and work-related illnesses in the workplace. Their role is to create and implement health and safety policies in accordance with the latest legislation and to ensure that these policies are implemented by management and employees.

As the leading integrated facilities solutions provider in Africa and the Middle East, operating in over 28 countries, with over 40 000 employees, the Tsebo Solutions Group enables businesses to optimize their efficiency and productivity, and become more successful. We take responsibility of our customers’ non-core activities outside of their expertise, empowering them to focus on their core business. Our local expertise, global standards and innovative cross-divisional solutions, such as catering, cleaning, facility management and security, give us the edge to optimize our customers non-core operations, allowing them to enjoy reduced cost, risk and complexity. Tsebo Cleaning Solutions a division of Tsebo Solutions Group is now the third largest cleaning provider in South Africa with over 150 contracts across the country and a staff compliment of over 12,000 cleaning professionals. We provide hospital-level cleaning services, no matter the environment – a heritage that translates into a service ethos and cleaning standards of the very highest quality.

Duties & Responsibilities Develop and implement a Health and Safety strategy for the company:

  • Identify opportunities and projects to develop a Health and Safety culture with the site/regions.
  • Implementation of the TCS Health and Safety strategy.
  • Provide input to the management team for the management and ongoing development of the site’s business continuity plan.
  • Develop a Health and Safety strategy.

Develop, implement and review H&S policy and procedures for the company:

  • Development, implementation and management of Health and Safety systems to achieve Health and Safety KPIs.
  • Review and compile policy and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable national health and safety legislation.
  • Identify non-compliance with all applicable national health and safety legislation and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor compliance with the Health and Safety Policy.
  • Identify H&S risks and develop procedures to mitigate and manage them.

Manage, audit and report Health & Safety compliance and incidents:

  • Participate in the relevant regional and site Health and Safety committee.
  • Conduct internal investigations into Health and Safety incidents and near misses, as necessary.
  • Conduct Health and Safety Audits as prescribed by the Health and Safety Policy.
  • Conduct planned task observations.
  • Conduct pre task risk assessments.
  • Ensure that all necessary risk assessments within the sites are conducted as per policy.
  • Compile and submit H&S reports through to relevant channels.
  • Review and follow up on H&S incidents to ensure corrective action has been taken.
  • Log, follow up and close non-conformances identified during audits and inspections.

Manage and review H&S budget and initiatives:

  • Prepare and manage the Health and Safety management budget.
  • Responsible for the development and management of the site’s asset register (excluding computer equipment).
  • Co-ordinate and manage environmental related initiatives.
  • Co-ordinate and manage community social responsibility projects.
  • Develop and deliver training programs in accordance with site and regional initiatives.
Skills and Competencies Skills:

  • Able to carry out accident and incident investigations.
  • Risk assessments and write reports.
  • Managing professionally.
  • Managing conflict.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Delivering objectives.
  • Computer literacy.


  • Must be computer literate.
  • Professional knowledge and judgment must be used when carrying out inspections without having to refer to a checklist.
  • Driving change.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Delivering objectives.
  • Delivering strategy.
  • Collaboration and cooperation.


  • South African Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Health and Safety systems and practices.
  • Knowledge of the standard (ISO 9001:2000 – 18001 – 14001 and the OHS Act).
  • Must have a good knowledge of: Facility Management, sound knowledge of domestic and industrial cleaning practices and equipment, basic engineering and environmental requirements, basic Waste Management procedures and identify training.
  • National Diploma in Safety Management or SAMTRAC 1 + 2.
  • National qualification in Risk Management or related course ie: NOSA (SAMTRAC) / IRCA / COMSOC / NADSAM or equivalent.
  • Environmental studies qualification (preferable).
  • 3 – 5 years in a Health and Safety Officer position/similiar essential.


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