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Safety Officer Jobs

Safety officer jobs are interesting because they combine office work as well as conducting occupational and health safety training which gives you variety. Because it focuses on safety, these jobs requiring years of experience beyond your matric. You will find a number of positions as a health and safety officer in different industries throughout South Africa. Most local listings also indicate the required years of experience and other qualifications so you have an idea before you send in your application.

Construction Safety Officer

Construction sites are often the scene of accidents and injuries. Despite the precautions, workers sometimes become negligent of simple rules and cause major accidents. Therefore, construction companies hire safety officers to constantly monitor and ensure that workers follow safety rules and regulations. Three years of experience in the construction industry is a requirement; however, bigger and well-established companies require five years of experience or more. You must also bear a National Health and Safety Management diploma and undergo safety training and various seminars in order to apply for the position.

Mining Safety Officer

Mining is one of the most dangerous industries. Safety officer jobs can be lucrative, but the job will test your physical abilities and psychological strength. Safety officers in the mining industry should be able to deal with all of these aspects. Aside from ensuring that everybody complies to all safety, health, and environment requirements, they should also evaluate and develop strategies to encourage compliance. In addition to the health and safety diploma, it is required that you have an environmental and risk management certificate. You also need to be physically and mentally fit in order to handle the challenges of the position.

Factory Safety Officer

Like many other safety officer jobs, these positions in the manufacturing industry require higher educational attainment than your matric. Even a junior safety officer position requires at least three years of experience in the manufacturing industry, as well as an extensive knowledge of daily factory operations. Responsibilities include coordinating with and training people in different safety groups, such as hazardous material, fire and first aid.

Find positions for safety officer jobs in local classified ads. Make sure that you read all of the qualifications and requirements in order to have a higher chance of being accepted for the position.