Officer, Safety at First Quantum Minerals

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 000

First Quantum Minerals

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.


Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.


Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.


Job description:

To be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing day-to-day activities that affect the EHS programs. The safety officer is responsible for developing and implementing a safe work environment, and performing safety audits and inspections in order to prevent injury to workers, damage to property and ensure legal compliance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform workplace audits and inspections.
  • Engage with site supervision and employees to continuously improve the safety performance of the work groups.
  • Implement approved safety plans and programs in the areas of responsibility and monitor employee’s compliance with safety policies and standards.
  • Conduct site inductions for employees and contractors.
  • Assist with the provision of site emergency services.
  • Motivate participation in pre-starts and toolbox meetings, SHE committee and H&S management meetings.
  • Assist in conducting safety trainings such as THINK!, Permit to Work, Energy Isolation and other compliance and competence courses.
  • Conduct hazard identification and risk assessments and track actions.
  • Workplace random alcohol screening
  • Promote workplace safety standards such as housekeeping.
  • Review incidents and assist in the development and implementation of remedial actions.
  • Participate in accident investigations as and ensure prompt communication of learnings to all concerned parties.
  • Must be Bolder, Driven, Smarter and willing to work with others (Together)
  • Enforce provisions of Mining regulations and Mines and Minerals act and other relevant regulations
  • Randomly conduct Planned Task Observations
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably requested of by the supervisor in line with effective operations of the Safety Department.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • NEBOSH Qualification
  • Minimum Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Engineering qualification and experience in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Metallurgy will be added advantage
  • Computer literate – Word, Excel, Power-point, Publisher, Power BI.
  • Conversant with Safety Applications such as INX Incontrol and other software applications.
  • Have a Zambian driving licence – Minimum Class C.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ safety experience within the Mining/Processing/Heavy Mining Equipment Machinery or Construction Setting
  • Knowledge of ISO45001.

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