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Safety Manager- Mining Operation




French West Africa

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February 16, 2011
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Safety Manager- Mining Operation

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Safety Manager

French West Africa


The Client

A rapidly growing international mining company has an immediate requirement for a Health and Safety Manager for their West African flag ship base metal open pit mining operation. The incumbent who will be accountable for the provision of H & S support, direction, assistance and services to all operating managers, together with the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting upon site wide H & S policies, procedures and standards

Safety Manager Role:

  • Delivers Health & Safety service and support to the mine site
  • Works closely with other HOD’s to implement correct policies and processes as well as the introduction of new initiatives and programs
  • Works with the GM and other HOD’s to establish an ideal safety culture
  • Working with the GM and HOD’s determines the localisation plan and provides support and guidance for implementation
  • Manages health & safety training for staff and coordinates internal training requirements
  • Provides support to management in the recruitment of safety officers
  • Provides coaching to managers on effective development of safe work procedures
  • Manages the site health & safety team to ensure smooth operation of the HR function
  • Takes responsibility for the preparation of health & safety programs, safety procedures, forms and other associated documents
  • Co-ordinates the health & safety induction process for new employees
  • Deals with the health & safety administrative aspects for employees safety training
  • Ensures timely delivery of accurate data
  • Responsible for management and maintenance of employee data


Safety Manager Experience and skill set required:

  • Tertiary qualification in Health & Safety or related field.
  • 7+ years experience in Health & Safety in the mining industry
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to facilitate accurate transfer of information in both an upward and downward direction. Bilingualism French/English would be an asset
  • The ability to coordinate different operating disciplines to create a "team" environment, which enhances job satisfaction and stimulates continuous productivity improvements.
  • Familiarity with best practices in Workplace Health and Safety and Environmental procedures, legislation policies, and management systems.
  • Accredited International Safety designation
  • Previous international experience would be an asset.


    This is a single status fifo role with competitive base salary and performance based bonuses.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence


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