Health and Safety Officer Job in Cross River, Nigeria

Job Location: Calabar, Cross River

Job Type: Full Time

A leading player in the automobile, haulage and logistics sectors is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of a Health and Safety Officer.

Job Overview

o We are a highly reputable haulage company looking to engage the services of a Health and Safety Officer to facilitate compliance with health and safety guidelines.

o The ideal candidate would be responsible for recruitment and verification of drivers, journey management planning, compliance and monitoring and providing advice on measures to minimize hazards or unhealthy situations.

Key Functions of the Role

o Support the development of safety policies and programs

o Recruit and train drivers.

o Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy

o Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks

o Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements

o Monitor and ensure compliance to all safety policies

o Advise and train all other personnel on various safety-related topics i.e. PPE, etc

o Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures

o Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment)

o Oversee installations, maintenance, disposal of substances etc.

o Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy

o Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and handle worker’s compensation claims

o Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management

o Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards

o Carry out regular site inspections to check that policies and procedures are being properly implemented

o Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers

o Any other duties as may be assigned
Educational Requirements

o B.Sc / BA in Safety Management or relevant field is preferred

o Certificate in health and safety


o Min of 7 years of experience working as a Health and Safety Supervisor

o Experience in the transport/logistics industry is a must

o Must be located in Calabar or willing to relocate

Required Skills:

o Proven experience as safety officer and working with drivers

o In depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA) and procedures

o Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices

o Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety

o Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics

o Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus

o Outstanding organizational skills

o Diligent with great attention to detail

o Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics

o Must be agile

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the role applied as the subject of the email.

By Ubong Edet

A passionate Health and Safety professional with a good level of field experience and relevant certifications including NEBOSH, OSHA, ISO, etc certifications. An Health and Safety activist who believes in the growth and continual improvement of the profession. He is going all out to create awareness and safe precious lives.

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