Occupational Health and Safety Consultant – Contractor Management

Posted 1 month ago

NB: Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates.
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The OHS consultant – contractor management will ensure that client contractors and service providers comply to all relevant OHS acts and regulations as applicable. This includes:

•          Compliance Risk Management
•          Liaison with relevant role players regarding OHS compliance matters
•          Provisioning of training to client contractor and service providers
•          Provisioning of an inspection service
•          Provisioning of reports


  • Liaise with relevant Client Business Units and contractors by providing expert opinions, advice and recommendations pertaining to the OHS Act, Construction and other applicable Regulations, COID (Compensation of Injuries and Diseases on duty) and any other legislation as may be applicable.
  • Liaise with Client Legal and Sourcing Departments regarding internal capabilities, processes, and procedures to enhance current systems.
  • Ensure that all client contractors and service providers comply with the OHS Act and Regulations by conducting system audits and vetting their documentation to ensure that responsibility is taken for staff working for them and that they have a valid certificate of good standing from the Compensation Commissioner.
  • Monitor OHS implementation at client building sites by obtaining and providing information as prescribed by the OHS Act, Construction and other applicable Regulations which includes the Principal Contractors OHS plan, responsibilities of the Principal contractor, appointments, training, agendas of OHS meeting held, facilities regulations, personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Conduct site inspections on client sites and attend site safety meetings.
  • Liaise with onsite client contractors and service providers to ensure their compliance with client’s health and safety specifications and adherence to safety standards, including basic SHE induction training. Monitor and Manage changes in Legislation.
  • Manage client queries and specific requirements by assessing the risk and to provide guidelines for managing the applicable risk.
  • Conduct ad-hoc inspections to assist other work streams within the client business to facilitate OHS compliance.
  • Escalate non-compliances as and when required to Client Regional Managers and BU Heads as applicable.
  • Compile adhoc reports as requested by client management.
  • Compile reports for reviews and site inspections conducted.
  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance to eliminate or mitigate risks within the client environment. Provide statistics and reports pertaining to non- compliances and incidents.
  • Contribute to align policies, procedures, and standards to support the prevalent risk per workplace in accordance with the risk identified.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to eliminate or mitigate risks by making use of internal resources, external experts, Local Authorities and Department of Labor approved service providers.
  • Provide training to contractors as and when required on client related policies and procedures as well as general OHS related matters.
  • Be available by means of e-mail, cell phone and office phone to assist client and contractors with OHS related matters.
  • Conduct file inspections as and when required and in the manner prescribed by client procedures.
  • Assist and guide client workplaces to become compliant by attending OHS committee meetings and conduct regular follow ups of non – compliant workplaces to ensure that workplace are up to standard


  • The Applicant must meet the following requirements:Matric
  • Preferably Tertiary qualifications which may include the following:
    • Any three-year technical tertiary qualification
    • Construction Regulations training & qualifications – Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO), Construction Health and Safety Manager (CHSM) or Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent (PrCHSA)
    • Health & Safety Management Qualification
    • Risk Management Qualification
    • Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management System Auditing (ISO 19011:2002)
  •       SACPCMP – this is an advantage to be registered but not a current requirement of Bidvest Facilities Management
  •       Planning experience and understanding of business processes
  •       2 years’ experience of SHEQR Management
  •       2 -3 years’ experience in Construction related work

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of the SHEQR Integrated Management System; Document and Record Management; ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 31001; Report writing; ISO 19011 QMS / EMS System Auditing; Documentation and Record Control knowledge; Knowledge of the Facilities Management and Construction domain; Relevant Regulatory / SANS standards Knowledge; SAMTRAC
  • Microsoft Office (Intermediate), SAP, SharePoint
  • Knowledge of OHS Act & Regulations; Incident Investigation; Health, Safety & Environmental Risk Assessment and Environmental Legislation
  • Initiative/Proactivity
  • Results orientated
  • Stress Tolerant
  • Self-development Orientation

Email: Sandra.Moodie@bidvestfm.co.za


Job Features

Occupational levelSpecialist
LocationSandton, Gauteng
Closing Date06 June 2022

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