Sherq Officer

at Forecruit
Location Kathu, South Africa
Date Posted Apr 21, 2021
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Grade 12 (Essential)
Competent A Certificate Surface Mining (Essential)
National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Safety Management / Risk Management or equivalent (Essential)
Blasting Certificate / Rock Breaking MQA equivalent qualification (Recommended)
Artisan Trade Test (Red Seal) (Recommended)


Minimum of seven (7) years operational Safety / SHERQ Officer experience in a Mining / Engineering environment (Essential)
Minimum of two (2) years operational Risk assessment experience in a Mining / Engineering environment (Essential)
(Total of 7 years experience of which some of the experience can run concurrent)

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies

Occupational Health and Safety Act (Health and Safety Law for Managers)
Integrated ISO systems
Competency A certificate
Mine Health and Safety Act (National Occupational Health and Safety Act)
Accident investigation
Working knowledge of legal registry plus legal liability
Planning and organising
Efficient planning and organising
Ability to perform required analyses and interpret data
Report writing and data reporting
Ability to write effective SHERQ and investigation data reports
Negotiation skills
Effective influencing and persuasion
Intermediate First Aid (Level 2)
SHERQ standards and procedures
Company policies
Understanding of ISO safety standards and the application thereof
National Acts applicable to mining environment
Root cause analysis
Report writing
Problem solving
Trend analysis
Statutory knowledge
Basic knowledge of:
Air Pollution Preventive Act
Rail Safety Regulator and Radiation control
Intermediate knowledge of:
Mine Health and Safety Act
Water Act
National Road Act
National Environmental and Management Act
Relevant SOPs, BCEA and COPs
Change management
Ability to influence employees, management and other stakeholders to implement SHERQ related initiatives and improvements;
Establishment of safety mentality
Mining and Engineering business processes
Mine Health and System Act
Explosive Act (other legal requirements)
ISO 9000 (System, Audit)
ISO 45001 (System, Audit) (Legal Certificate)
Integration between systems
Hazard identification and Risk assessment skills
National Water Act (other legal requirements)
Understanding of IWULA Waste management, Environmental monitoring and Rail systems
Understanding of SABS and SANS standards and the application thereof
JD Edwards or equivalent
Risk assessment
Permit to work
All Discipline / departmental specific systems and software
Computer literacy
Intermediate user of:
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Other Requirements

A valid code B/EB drivers licence
Medically fit for duty
Meet required medical fitness standards and requirements

To prevent and minimize accidents, dangerous occurrences and non-conformances in respect of safety, health, environmental, risk and quality standards and
To assist line management with the updating and maintaining of SHERQ systems and procedures to ensure legal compliance etc., which includes but not limited to:
Risk assessment and control
Planning, organising and administration
Analysis and reporting
Customer service and support
Legal compliance and audits
SHERQ adherence and compliance in own area of work
Work Ethics

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