WOF Vacancies

Position Title: Occupational Health and Safety Officer


Location: Free State – Bloemfontein


Job Profile:

The Health and Safety Department seeks to appoint an OHS Officer to implement and monitor the execution of the Health and Safety plan at Provincial level to ensure compliance with the organisational and legislative requirements.

Reports to:  Functional – Regional OHS Manager | Operational – General Manager

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensures all company operations/activities comply with OHS policies, procedures & risk management standards.
  • Conduct basic hazard identification and risk assessment of any new operational activities
  • Conduct Health and Safety training, and monitor the OHS communications exercises with crews at the bases
  • Ensures all legal appointment are in place and valid as required per standard
  • Conduct Base inspections and audits and compile/submit reports
  • Participate and coordinate SHE meetings and facilitate reports on pertinent issues
  • Report on all relevant incidents and ensure that requisite investigation are conducted and the implementation of the required recommendations/actions
  • Ensure effective and proper administration of FEM COIDA claims for all IOD’s
  • Co-ordinate and execute Incident Investigations and OHS audits
  • Attend Health and Safety Committees and provide support structures to these committees
  • Conducts full investigation of all major/minor OHS incidents, identifies potential hazardous situations and recommends action contained in the incident reports
  • Processes data, updates database and submits monthly reports on OHS status


Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12/Matric with SAMTRAC
  • National Diploma in Safety Management or relevant qualifications
  • At least ± 3 years’ experience in an OHS environment
  • Good managerial, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure, long and after hours
  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • A valid Driver license and be able to travel away from home frequently
  • Must have own laptop, good working knowledge of Ms Office


Salary: Negotiable

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Submit CV, with a motivational letter to: talentad-fs@wofire.co.za

NOTE: Please specify the position you are applying for in the email subject line.

If you have not had a response from us within 30 days after the closing date, kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful. In line with the EEA, preference will be given to those applicants whose appointment will address the demographic imbalances in our work force profile.

ndly accept that your application has been unsuccessful. In line with the EEA, preference will be given to those applicants whose appointment will address the demographic imbalances in our workforce profile.

Working on Fire Firefighter Recruitment

For information on when the next WOF participant recruiting will take place in your area, please contact your nearest WOF Provincial Office.


North West Provincial Office (Potchefstroom)

T: +27 18 290 8512

Free State Provincial Office (Bloemfontein)

T: +27 87 352 4814

Western Cape Provincial Office (Cape Town)

T: +27 21 532 1516

Limpopo Provincial Office (Polokwane)

T: +27 87 352 4836

Gauteng Provincial Office (Midrand)

T: +27 11 314 0254

Mpumalanga Provincial Office (Nelspruit / Mbombela)

T: +27 13 752 7047

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office (Hilton)

T: +27 87 352 4816

Eastern Cape Provincial Office (Stutterheim)

T: +27 87 352 4893


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