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HSE Officer

Location:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Posted:
September 16, 2021

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Career Profile

Extremely organized energetic and versatile problem-solver with diverse experience in Safety Health Environment, Public Health, Risk and Facilities Management who always strive to implement and maintain best organizational practices to enhance business efficiency and sustainability. Results driven individual with a background of notable success coordinating a broad range of projects and adhering to the major confinements of the three pillars of Project Management (Time, Quality and Budget). Demonstrated the ability to create strong relationships with clients and develop strong business partnerships that brings the best tailor made solutions for all aspects in the QHSE industry based on honesty and strong team involvement which plays a crucial role in maturing my leadership skills. I have strong passion in business development optimisation and sustainability.

Key Attributes

Strong willingness to learn

Good communication skills

Pays attention to detail

Confident and skilled in managing a team and get the best from them

Highly innovative and self-motivated

Strong analytical mind, strong character and flexible

Initiative and ability to take responsibility

Good Presentation Skills

Strong computer skills and data analysis

Strong report writing skills

Educational &Professional Qualifications

BSc. (Hons) Degree in Environmental Science and Technology (Second Upper Class)

Chinhoyi University of Technology (2009-2012) Zimbabwe; (Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Management SAQA 812763 Equivalent).

Chemical Management System Certificate GOLDFFX System CHEMWATCH November 2018.

Crystal Accident Reporting and Management System Certificate November 2018.

Certified Level 1 Fire Fighter Certificate (Bayteck Training Academy Cape Town, Bellville).

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene (OHTA, United Kingdom)

Employment History

Company : SGS Agriculture and Food Laboratory Maitland

Position : Operational Integrity Specialist (Safety Health Environmental Officer)

Duration : 2018 (September) - to date

Duties

Promote & provide training on Implementation of Safety and Quality systems

Compilation of monthly reports and provide feedback to the Provincial and National SHEQ Manager

Facilitate the ordering and receiving of Laboratory chemicals and submit to finance for payment.

Facilitating monthly Safety meetings

Implement and Monitor Safety & Quality Objectives

Contact business and Task based risk assessments

Carrying out Emergency evacuation drills

Coordinate external SHE training

Assist during internal & external audits

Managing Hazardous Chemical Management System

Waste management ( Storage and Scheduling collection of hazardous waste )

Monitor the effectiveness of the SHEQ improvement system

Monitor Environmental & Storage conditions in the laboratory

Maintaining the instrument verification schedule

Verify equipment where required

Arrange external services/maintenance of equipment

Ensure facility & testing in legal compliance to OHS Act & other related legislation

Update Safety manual - latest procedures & forms. Ensure implementation & training

Manage and Evaluate the effectiveness of corrective & preventive actions

Compilation of SHE statistics

Open & log hazards/incidents/near misses

Perform investigations related to accidents/hazards/incidents

Monitor the effectiveness of improvement system

Assist with management reviews

Ensure site legal compliance (Scheduling of Hygiene and Ergonomic Surveys

Performing needs analysis, monitoring, ordering and allocations of PPE

Induction of new staff & contractor control

Facilities Management

Company : Shanaya Construction Pvt Ltd

Position : Junior Project Manager

Duration : 2016 (October) - 2018 (July)

Duties

Assist the Project Manager to oversee, manage and direct construction projects from begging to end as client requests

Planning meetings to identify any health and safety concerns inherent in the operations daily work-plan.

Assist the SHEQ manager investigate accidents and near-misses that have occurred within various areas.

Assist to prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status.

Assist employees’ in solving their safety concerns.

Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives.

Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations.

Always ensure quality construction standards

Compiling project specific emergency response and preparedness plans.

Conducts toolbox meetings.

Exercise emergency authority to prevent or stop unsafe acts when immediate action is required (Implementation of the stop work authority).

Reviews and approves all subcontractors’ safety files.

Coordinate with management and engage in planning according to company needs.

Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones

Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. deviations from cliental specifications).

Train and give feedback to construction workers

Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures.

Coordinates registration and removal of hazardous waste.

Support the development of OHS policies and programs.

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

Company : SWATER Construction Lda. Mocambique

Position : Social and Environmental Officer

Duration : 2015(February-December)

Duties

Conducting weekly safety inspection and prepares a report for submittal and review with the Site Manager.

Conducting daily tour of the working areas and log details of the observations on the Daily Observation Register. Unsafe conditions and unsafe acts reported immediately. Raise Near Miss / Incident Reports when noted.

Assist the Site Manager, Construction Manager and Construction Supervisor in undertaking risk assessments and identifying safe systems of work and record in safe work method statements.

Developing and deliver internal training courses on health and safety topics to the site team.

Undertaking a weekly Toolbox Talk with site assigned personnel and ensure that records are maintained of the talks.

Assist Construction Supervisors in delivering Pre-Task Briefings to the workforce on the control measures identified in risk assessments and the system of safe work instructions to be adhered to.

Developing and deliver the Site Safety Orientation training for all workers including Subcontractors and visitors prior to starting work or visiting the site.

Assisting the Construction Manager in the development of safety procedures for high-risk activities and assist in briefing of the workforce on their responsibilities under these procedures. Audit against these procedures regularly and report any non-compliance to the Site Manager.

Complete the incident notification and investigations and issue the report within 24 hours to the Site Manager, HSE Coordinator and HSE Manager.

Review subcontractor Health & Safety plans.

Audit the registers and permit systems maintained for lifting equipment, lifting accessories, excavations, confined spaces, hot works, Lock-out/Tag-out, etc.

Provide weekly input of Health and Safety statistics and data to HSE Coordinator.

Exercise professional conducts at all times.

Attend Subcontractor held Toolbox Talk session.

Company : Zimbabwe Power Company (Hwange Power Station)

Position : Safety Health and Environment Officer (Post Graduate Internship)

Duration : 2013 (January)-2014 (December)

Duties performed under Risk and Quality

SHE daily Inspections.

Conducting Job Hazard Analysis on different selected tasks.

Accident Investigations.

SHE reports compilations.

Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 of 2008) implementation and monitoring.

Risk management.

Safety Inductions Training.

Administration of Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001)

Waste Management

Coordinating solid waste collection and disposal

Coal ash disposal and monitoring of the ash dam

Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000) implementation and monitoring.

Ensure all staff receive the information with respect to

Fire Safety

Biohazard Safety

Chemical Safety

Material Safety Data Sheets

First Aid Training.

Follow up on any deficiencies noted during inspections and ensure that they are corrected.

Maintain the departmental Safety Bulletin Board.

Keep the Departmental Head informed on all of the above.

Duties performed under Chemical Services

Coal quality monitoring

Water treatment monitoring for production of demineralised water

Effluent monitoring

Boiler water parameter testing (conductivity and turbidity) and monitoring

Company : Mawenje Consulting Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd

Position : Student Environmental Officer (Attachment)

Duration : 2011 (January) - 2011(December)

Duties

Carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment for various clients.

Report compilations.

Providing Occupational Health and Safety services (OHSAS 18001).

Providing Environmental management tools i.e. implementation of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 of 2008 environmental and quality standards respectively.

Providing Waste management solutions to various clients.

Referees:

1.SGS AGRIFOOD LAB Maitland, Cape Town, South Africa

J. Meyer Operational Integrity Manager (SHE/Operations Manager) +278-***-**-***, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

2.Shanaya Construction Pvt Ltd, Van der steel, Somerset West, Cape Town

N. Ndlovu, Managing Director, +277-***-**-***, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

3.SWATER Construction Lda,, Beira Mocambique

R Gouchire, HSE Manager +258-**-***-****, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

4.Zimbabwe Power Company (Hwange Power Station) Hwange Zimbabwe

N B Windisch (HSE Coordinator) +263-***-***-***, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

5.Chinhoyi University of Technology (Environmental Science Department)

L Mangori +263-***-***-***, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

6.Mawenje Consulting Zimbabwe Pvt, Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe

T Mafara, +263-***-***-***, adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

55 El Rio Mews Flats

Ottery, Cape Town

Cell +276********

+276********

Email;adoo8l@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/tafadzwa-chirongoma-aaa50a28

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