Health, Safety & Environmental Officer – Career Management Centre

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Job Opportunity: Health, Safety & Environmental Officer – Flower Farm in Loitokitok, Kenya

Career Management Centre is a Human Resources Management Consulting firm that offers comprehensive HR services such as recruitment, job evaluation, training, payroll outsourcing, labor compliance, engagement surveys, staffing solutions, and HRMS to businesses at both strategic and operational levels (https://careermanagementcentre.com/). We firmly believe that HR is the nucleus of any organization, and we pride in sourcing for the best talent for our clients.

Our client in the flower cuts industry located in Loitokitok, Kenya, is currently seeking to fill the role of an Health Safety and Environmental Officer reporting to the Human Resources Manager

Overall Purpose of the Role: The Health Safety and Environmental Officer is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of health, safety, and environment systems, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with the health policy and regulatory standards in the Flower production industry.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

HSE Audits and Compliance

  • Maintain up-to-date records of all aspects of relevant health and safety legislation, policies and communicate relevant changes to management.
  • Prepare for and ensure compliance with compulsory audits from KFC (Kenya Flower Council), MPS, and Good Agricultural practice (GAP).
  • Ensure compliance with safety and health regulatory requirements (OSHA Act, NEMA WIBA Act) and other rules such as Safety and Health Committee Rules.
  • Collaborate with Administration to interface with regulatory authorities on securing and renewing relevant permits and licenses in a timely manner.
  • Conduct audits to ensure that equipment’s such as tractors and spray equipment are maintained, correctly working and calibrated at correct intervals and that storage and record-keeping of consumable inputs, such as fertilizers, chemicals, and other materials used in production, are done correctly.
  • Perform regular internal audits to ensure compliance with all procedures and report any issues to HR for further action.
    HSE Staff Training and sensitization
  • Provide weekly training to all workers and staff about hygiene, safe ways of working, and the reasons behind these procedures.
  • Conduct health and safety meetings, ensuring rules are adhered to, and provide appropriate personal protective equipment to all workers.
  • Schedule and coordinate monthly safety and health committee meetings.
  • Conduct induction training for all new employees and visitors on Environment Health and Safety as per company policy.
  • Liaise with the Human Resource department to schedule and facilitate training based on safety and health training needs, including First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Environment and Waste Management
  • Oversee and manage the waste management processes on the farm.
  • Train the workforce on proper waste management practices, such as separating waste like paper and plastic.
  • Ensure the farm complies with environmental regulations and passes relevant audits.
  • Proactive Safety and incident Management
  • Perform impromptu and scheduled safety inspections/assessments on premises and other sites to ensure SOPs are followed and potential hazards are identified.
  • Carry out investigations of incidents and other unsafe occurrences, implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Receive and collect near misses, unsafe incidents, and accident reports daily, recording them accurately, conduct follow-up inspections and track hazards.
  • Implement emergency response plans and coordinate emergency management teams, including conducting fire drills.
  • Hygiene Management
  • Enforce strict farm hygiene rules, manage the upkeep and hygiene of all PPE, ensuring they are clean, in good working order, and hygienic.
  • Oversee the farm kitchen, ensuring hygiene rules are followed in food preparation.
  • Manage and train cleaning staff, ensuring all tasks are performed to a high standard of hygiene

Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline including Environmental Health and safety management, security management, risk management, or relevant professional qualifications.
  • Have recognized NEBOSH Certifications and in-depth knowledge of EHS law, regulations, guidelines, and international best practices or any Professional qualification in Environment Health and Safety.
  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience in a dynamic environment with at least 1 year in a flower farm
  • Have a strong track record of performing and overseeing EHS risk assessments, audits, action plans, and maintaining an EHS action and reporting system.
  • Additional training in first aid and firefighting is preferable.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates to apply via email [email protected] clearly indicating the position they are applying for on the email subject as Health Safety and Environmental Officer – Flower Farm – by COB 9th June, 2024

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