Chief Safety Officer – Sasol

Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this role is to execute the legal duties of a Chief Safety Officer as specified in the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) under Section 2.17.4.

Ensure and sustain the effective implementation of the Sasol Mining and Technical Services SHE requirements in accordance with the MHSA.


Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Overall accountability for implementation of SHE strategy to strive towards best in class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain license to operate.

Coordinate all site safety needs and activities including advising management on safety issues.

Determine and compile site wide safety audit trends, analyze injury and incident patters, propose preventative actions and track outstanding activities

Facilitate accident and incident investigations, conducting root cause analyses and implementing action plans to control SHE risk.

Maintain administrative SHE database, PTO’s, plan and conduct annual SHE management review, providing reports to management and all stakeholders (DMR, GM, etc.).

Ensure the effective use of the Isometrix SHE management system

Ensure that all activities are carried out in adherence to safety, health, and environmental standards and do not compromise mine workers’ health and safety.

Enforce compliance with standards and practices in line with business requirements within the Mining operational environment.

Demonstrate a high-level awareness of existing laws and regulations to determine the impact on mining projects.

Execute SHE strategy to achieve zero harm and suggest continuous improvement initiatives to leverage key safety metrics and to maintain licenses to operate.

Build and maintain positive relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders to enable the achievement of the BU’s mine projects objectives.

Continuously improve own skills and knowledge. Complete, implement, and track personal development plan to attain personal performance goals.

Manage team performance and development formally and informally based on standard practices in use across Sasol Group.

Identify and activate learning as required based on individual and collective needs.

Nurture a team spirit and openness towards feedback, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation.


Formal Education

Grade 12

Safety Management Diploma (minimum)

Higher Diploma / University Bachelor’s Degree would be an advantage


Min Experience

7+ relevant years’ experience as Safety Officer or relevant position

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