Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct audits and task observations to determine the standard of safety practices on the mine.
Review current safety policies and recommend changes to management.
Help formulate safety policies and in ensuring compliance with mining regulations at all times.
Liaise with Mining Engineers in ensuring that Health and Safety concerns are addressed in the design and mining operations.
Recommend the standard Personal Protective Equipment required for any job or assignment
Educate, train and re-train employees on hazard identification, safe working procedures, reporting and documentation in promoting and maintaining safety-mindedness of workers.
Ensure that employees are trained and certified by the regulatory bodies in use and operation of equipment and machinery as required.
Conduct incident investigations and report on the causes and make recommendations to management
Conduct Risk Assessments and train subordinates accordingly.
Check employees for breach of safety practices and recommend appropriate disciplinary measures.
Review the ventilation system with the Ventilation Department to improve or maintain air circulation in all Underground Department.
Participate in Mine Rescue activities.
Participate in Mine First Aid Training activities.
All other jobs required of an underground safety Engineer and as will be directed from time to time.
Required Skills or Experience
Minimum of HND in Engineering with five (5) years post qualification experience
Underground Mine Experience is essential.
Good computer skills in Power Point, Word, Excel
Relevant regulatory certification.
Good understanding of mining environment
Knowledge of mining regulations and reporting
Hazard identification and investigation
Ability to train
Ability to understand engineering systems work flow and coordination.