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Safety Officer Manager

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
August 19, 2018

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Colin Russell Wentink: Dip.RSA, MIIRSM, Grad IOSH (UK), Grad-SAIOSH (SA)

CHSM/378/2017 SACPCMP (SA)

Personal Details

Address: ** ****** *****, ******** *****,

North Riding


Postal address: P.O. Box 323





Mobile Phone: 072-*******

E-mail address:

ID Number 520**********

Nationality: South African

Driving Licence: Full and clean

Marital Status: Married


A highly qualified, motivated individual with over 30 years experience and knowledge gained from employment within Safety, Structural Engineering, Manufacturing, Tunneling Construction, Oil/ Gas, open cast mining, road and earthworks which includes private and in house quarries. I am able to offer the employer a multidisciplinary range of technical and managerial skills and in house training, whilst demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to develop effective and productive working relationships.

In the UK I work for one of the largest piling companies in the world, as the regional company HSQE officer/Adviser. My duties require me to travel the UK and Ireland to visit construction sites. At the site, I carry out safety, environmental and quality audit, Site inspections, accident /incident investigations, where necessary carry out a risk assessment, monitor new works/plant. My duties also includes ensuring compliance at their heavy plant and manufacturing division “Colcrete Eurodrill” and the piling divisions heavy plant workshops and yard. My main function at Colcrete Eurodrill was to gain the 14001 and 18001 SGS ISO certification.

I have spent the last seven/eight years working in the UK as the Divisional Safety officer for Keller Foundation (Ltd) the largest piling company in the world.

I manage safety on the floor(I works areas) not just in the office

Qualifications South Africa

Northlands High School

1969 N 1 - Mechanical

Vehicle bodybuilder Trade 1970 to 1975 (Sheet metal)

NOSA (National Occupational Safety

Association) Safety representatives course

SSTC (Supervisors safety training course)

SAMTRAC (Safety managements training course)

ITIS (Instructors techniques in safety)


BLS (Basic life support) National ambulance. (International star of life)

First aid instructors. (SA)

Manpower Registration CI number to issue first aid certificates (SA)


Trainer in basic fire fighting


Acquire Possess and Use.

Legal liability Management,” MHSA and OSH act”.

SACPCMP (Construction Safety Manager) Reg no. CHSM/378/2017 as per the Construction regulations

Accident incident investigation lecturer (seqa certification NVQ issuer) can course on issue certificate

Accident investigation Trainer (issue of certification) to persons)

U.K Safety Courses

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Health and safety. (UK)

Dip. RSA in safety management (NVQ 4/5)

Appointed person (First aid)

Instructor First aid, CPR, AED & first aid for Adults (F.I.T.) (Dubai)

Instructor Pediatric CPR & First aid for Children & infants. (F.I.T)

Mounting of Abrasive Wheels and Safety in their use.

CSCS Health and safety Managers card

Street works supervisors card

London underground card.

British rail works card.

Quality Management systems audits

Safety Management system audits

Environmental Management system audits

Noise monitoring using Bruel & Kjaer

NVQ/QCF Internal Verifier V1 certification(quality QCF

Communication Skills

Ongoing CPD and IPD with IOSH

Mind Safety coach/trainer (Human Behavioral safety/Cultural safety) by Eddy Woods.

City & Guild (NRSWA supervisor)

Operating CAT scanner& gene

Manual handling train the trainer

Manual handling TRACA.

Working at height safety equipment inspector ( ropes, safety harness and connectors)

Tower scaffold inspect and erect(Plasma)

Management of Asbestos

Power point 2007

Time management

As well as the above HSE certificates I have been involved with continual CPD updates

I am a full member of the International Institute of Risk and safety Management (MIIRSM) and a Graduate member of IOSH UK & SA (Institution of Safety and Health.)

Employment History

Unemployed at present April 2018 to Present

CMC Revenna South Africa June 2017 to April 2018 (Transferred Mozambique) Construction Safety and Security Manager.

Area of responsibility:

Oversee Safety Environmental and Security

Works: new water treatment plant

Bisha Mining (Eritrea North Africa) August 2015 to May 2016 (contract)

Position Held Safety Superintendent

HSE Specialist

Cell phone +291 (0)7441558 Yacob

Manage four safety officers and the ERT team, all other duties related to an open cast, Gold, Copper and zinc mine.

Act Safety Manager when Safety Manager is on R&R.

Monitor safety at the new Zinc Plant that was in the construction stage. Area of responsibility:

Open pit mine,

Blasting and drilling

Process plant



Heavy Machinery Engineering (HME)

Labs and explorations


Accident incident investigation using the ICAM method to get to the route cause

All issues related to the safe running of an open cast mine.

Contract Position.

Franki Africa August 2014 to July 2015 (Contract)

Position Held Site Safety Manager (Ghana)

Marine works working over water (Sea) Piling and coffer dams.

Managing safety on a Franki Africa site in Ghana, at the request of Keller Piling (UK).

The main contractor is DEME Dredging. Client; Ghana.


The site is following SA and International (Belgium) safety standards.

Main works is heavy plant, lifting, working at height, working over water.

Duties/ Responsibly

Ensuring all safe working condition are adhere to whilst working over water.

Training and mentoring of the local Ghana employees, in safety awareness is ongoing on the site.

Aecom: August 2013 to August 2014 (Contract)

Position Held: Site Safety Coordinator (Transnet) Oil & Gas.

I had seven safety practitioners in the team. I liaise between the site and the TM1 Safety Manager.

Duties/ Responsibly:

Ensure permits a issued for respective works.

Audits are carried out on time and deviations are closed out by contractors.

(DSTi’s) Daily safety task instruction are prepared and communicated to relevant employees (and signed off)

Weekly safety walks are carried out and finding closed out as per category.

Accident/ incident investigations

Liaise with contractors and sub-contractors on safety issues.

Ensure Contractors SWP, RA and HSE file is in order.

Induction training

All other duties as required in the safety field.

At TMI we are constructing eight Fuel tanks, pump houses, control rooms, piping and mechanical and Civils works.

I am the client’s site safety coordinator the client is Trans-net.

CMI –JV (Impregilo) January 2012 to August 2013 (Contract)

Position held Chief safety officer (MHSA) & New Construction act

Appointed as the Chief Safety Officer for the Main underground works for the Eskom Ingula Water Project in terms of section 7(4) which is read with regulation 2.17.1 and 2.17.4(a) in force in terms of schedule 4 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act No.29 of 1999 (as Amended)

Area of responsibility

Manage ten Safety officers and six full time First Aiders.

CMI JV offices Complex

CMI JV labour camps

All CMI JV workshops

All surface Construction sites

Main underground tunnels & subsequent mining activities (drilling, blasting, Ventilation)

CMI JV setting dams and purification plant

Septic tanks and water purification plants as stipulated in the main underground works contract.

CMI JV lay down area including the Batch plants and Laboratories

All Lamp rooms

All portal areas

All refuge chambers

All site insulations

Surge Shaft, surge chamber

Main civil works above and below ground

And other areas within my geographic area of responsibility

Covering all aspects of safety in these areas, accident investigations, inspection, ensuring the SWP/ RA are correct/up to date and in place before works are performed.

Carry out Behavioral Based Surveys (BBS)

Ensure daily toolbox talk on the relevant works, is carried out.

Safety meetings, accident investigations

In short all activities related to HSE. (Prepare toolbox talks, Planned Task Observation (PTO)

Accident/incident/near-miss investigations (using RCAT) Root Cause Analysis Technique

This is/was one of the largest projects of its kind in the world.

Fatal risk management procedure.

KELLER GROUND ENGINEERING March 2006 to September 2011

Position held Divisional HSEQ officer

Work for the mini-piling division in Wetherby, transferred to piling division in Coventry;

Ensuring compliance of sites throughout the UK and Ireland;

Ensure compliance at Ryton workshops;

Ensure compliance at Colcrete Euro drill manufacturing works;

Covering all aspects of safety throughout the Company;

Internal safety audits, QA and environmental (9001, 18001, 14001)

Transferred to Coventry foundations division in September 2006

Duties: thirty percent in the office and seventy percent on site.

Visit sites in Ireland and the UK to ensure compliance.

Carry out risk assessments and compile the risk assessment when required.

Compile job method statements and safety instructions. (Keep ISM manual up to date)

Investigate accidents, near misses and plant failures, Report accident/incident to the authorities when required i.e. RIDDOR reporting.

Carry out site safety audit, quality audits and environmental audits to comply with ISO 14001, 18001 and 9001/2. Ensure CAR is rectified and OBS (observations) are rectified.

Carry out risk assessment and job procedures (method statement), safety work instruction.

Ensure that sub contractors are competent i.e. risk assessment, safe works procedures and operatives are trained to carry out the task;

Attend safety meeting (Management safety meetings and Policy meetings)

Attend safety meeting; produce and issue safety meeting agenda;

F P S (Federation of piling specialist safety) meeting;

Experience within a multi-site organisation

Weekly and monthly Reports and accident incident stats;

Ensure that KPI, s get close out on time.

Writing out the IMS instruction; “Integrated Management System” for the Company or ensuring that the IMS instruction is kept up dated;

Emergence plan/ traffic management in yard;

Permit to work systems i.e. hot works, entering a confined space, electrical works;

Carry out company induction and tool box talks; site and office

Ensure competence of subcontract on site where Keller is main contractor and at main Keller offices.

I hold the Internal Verifiers certification (V1) and was involved with the NVQ training, Assessments, training quality and the signing off of completed NVQ (QCF)

Returned to South Africa

JOHN CROWLEY LONDON July 2005- February 2006

Position held Safety Officer/Adviser – Bow Street Head

Civil and road works

Tel: 079**-***** Dick Mynehan.

John Crowley was my first safety job in the UK after completing a recognized UK safety course.

GRINAKER- LTA. March 2002 - November 2004

Position held Safety officer – East and West Africa

Tel 011 923500 N Becker or Chris Ryninks

Grinaker –LTA is a multidisciplinary construction and engineering group anchored in South Africa. I was involved in the Road and Earthworks division, constructing road, highways, Bridges and drainage in Africa and South Africa. I traveled to sites in Mozambique and Zambia to carry out site inspections/ audits and ensure that the safety policy and safety instruction were been adhered to.

I was based in Zambia on the Kabwi to Kipiri road project for approximately a year. Employees on the Kabwi to Kipiri road project was 500 employees. Then based in Mozambique (Nampula to Nacla) road project for approximately a year; both site achieved 1,000,000 man- hour without a disabling injury.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for carrying out risk assessments

Work safe procedures/ Task list

Safety audits

Accident/incident investigations

Reporting, reportable accident and incident.

Monthly safety reports and Statistics to director

Site legal appointments including the construction appointments and Mine appointments.

Safety awareness / induction

Safety meeting

Record keeping

Report writing

Compile and maintain a Health safety and welfare program to the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001

Good working knowledge of ISO 14001

Experience within a multi-site organization

Training First aid, Basic fighting, fire and Safety

Reason for termination: Join wife in the UK

MEDSAFE 1997 to February 2002

Position held Self-employed freelance health and safety officer/Trainer.

Medsafe is a consulting company that I registered in South Africa; the main function of Medsafe was training companies in all aspect of First Aid, health and safety.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Freelance safety officer/trainer. ( Sasol butane tank DSE) Mondi shutdowns in Nelspruit) Daniel Aviation and a lot more.

Marketing myself and my Products to companies

Training first aid, safety and basic fire.

Design specified training courses for companies needs ( working in confine spaces, working at height and so on)

Reason for termination: Join Grinaker –Lta Group.

S A FIRST AID LEAGUE 1990 to June 1997

Position held Executive officer (Regional manager Natal)

Tel. +27-11-787**** Mr. D Erasmus

SA First aid league is a non-profitable organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinating of offices in Natal

Maintaining high standard of ambulance service.

Coordinating training of first aid and safety to companies.

Coordinating first aid and medical facilities at sports events.

Sales of medical, first aid and safety equipment / training.

Reason for termination: Registered my own Company.


Position held Safety officer

DSE South Africa Mr. D Lubber

Tel +27-16-986****

DSE is structural engineering company and is now a division of Grinaker-Lta

Duties and Responsibilities:

I was first employed as the sheeting foreman at the Kendal power station site, completing the sheeting and roofing of boiler house one, two and three. During my time as the sheeting foreman, I carried out the Eskom site, first aid training (for the sub-contractors.) DSE Structural engineering site agent (Keith Edwards) moved me into the position as Site safety officer.

Same duties as that for Grinaker –LTA

Building of Kendal Power station and large steel structures

Reason for termination: Join SA First aid league.


Apprentice coach /vehicle builder 1970 to 1975

Artisan coach / vehicle builder 1975 to 1984.

In 1985 promoted to SATS head office in Durban.

First aid and safety Officer (Organizer)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Training first aid and safety

Same as that for Grinaker –LTA

Reason for termination: Join Dorbyl group (now DSE)

Computer Literacy;

Windows 98 / XP, Microsoft word, in-house safety, power point, excel.

Interests and hobbies:


Classic cars

Please note that I am passionate about Health & Safety. I am willing to relocate any where in South Africa or work on sites in Africa.

I have international (UK), Africa and South African safety experience and would like to share my safety knowledge with a South African company that is as passionate about HSE as I am.

I have returned to South Africa after working and studying HSE in the UK.

All my training is up to date with the modern requirements of HSE.

I have passed the exam to get CMIOSH must just have to peer interview.

Presently registering with SACPCMP as Construction Safety Manager SA CHSM/378/2017

Written and pass IOSH exam for CMIOSH peer interview to be arranged with IOSH

I am a problem solver and have worked with many different cultures which include Chinese, Filipinos, Local Mozambique, Zambians, Ghana, South Africans, Middle Eastern, Italians, Polish, Pakistanis, English (UK) and Eritreans

At present working in Eritrea on a contract

All certification is current and up to date.

I have continued with my CPD either via internet or short presentations.

Note: I am available for construction contract work, I have worked on, all types construction sites, piping, fuel farms, Dams, tunneling, copper mining, steel structures, roads and earth works, and building etc.

When not employed I consult on a private bases

Table 1 marine works over water

Table 2 Pilling Works UK

Table 3 under ground tunneling

Table 4 Bisha Mine

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