Bombela Operating Company is hiring: Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Job Summary

Bombela Operating Company is looking for: Occupational Health and Safety Officer x1.

Closing date: 23 February 2024

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

About Bombela Operating Company

Bombela Operating Company (Pty) Ltd operates and maintains transportation systems, including the Gautrain, which is an integrated public transport system in Gauteng. The 160 km/hour high-speed train is fully integrated into a network of buses and midi-buses to complement the efficiency of delivering a world-class transport system.

Bombela Operating Company is a subsidiary of RATP Dev. We design, operate, and maintain public transit networks of automated metros, bus, tramways and other modes of transport that people use every day to go to work,school,and to connect with friends and family.

With over 24,000 employees in 15 countries and over 100 subsidiaries, we are committed and determined to ensure the daily transportation of passengers by connecting communities.

We are passionate about promoting useful and meaningful innovation and contributing responsibly to economic and social development. We dedicate every day to better city living, because public transit makes sense for the planet, communities, regions, and everyday life.

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Job Accountabilities

  • Implementation of Health and Safety Management System for achievement and maintenance of required certification
  • To align OHS systems with Railway Safety Regulator Standards
  • To undertake compliance verification of Occupational Health and Safety systems as well as contractor safety systems

  • Review and present SHEQ Induction Training and other OHS awareness training to all BOC staff and subcontractor employees.
  • Manage on a day-to-day basis OHS Management System requirements to ensure creation and maintenance of highest levels of safety within all BOC controlled premises.
  • Interact with external parties so as to ensure that Gautrain’s Health and Safety Systems remain abreast with changes in the field of OHS.

  • Undertake incident and accident investigations as per BOC Incident Management Procedures
  • Ensure effective management of all incidents/accidents including follow up on all corrective and preventive actions.
  • Coordinate planned and ad-hoc inspections requested by various Authorities eg Fire Departments, DoL Inspectors, etc.
  • Coordinate internal and external Health and Safety audits.
  • Effective management of all Health and Safety non-conformances raised in all audits and inspections undertaken by various Officials on the Gautrain System
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Specific Responsibilities

  • Formulate and review occupational health and safety policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Develop and implement programs to ensure compliance with all safety procedures.
  • Undertake safety awareness campaigns and instil a sense of safety consciousness among employees.
  • Undertake internal safety audits and coordinate all external safety audits.

  • Attend all SHE Committee Meetings and provide advice and guidance at these meetings so as to improve Health and Safety at BOC
  • Attend GMA/BCC PEC SHEQ Meetings and present BOC status of Health and Safety compliance.
  • Coordinate emergency drills as per the plans discussed and approved at EMS meetings.
  • Liaise with the relevant authorities and other organizations on safety and industrial/occupational health matters.

  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by higher authority.
  • Conduct Health and Safety Inductions
  • Review and approval of the contractor Health and Safety Files
  • Participate in Health and Safety awareness campaigns

Skills and Attributes

  • Possesses analytical and critical ability ( data interpretation, analysis of incident trends, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels ( presentation skills, confidence, passion about OHS through leading by example )
  • Ability to develop and present health and safety topics at all levels in the company ( subject expect demonstrated by knowledge, confidence, and articulate in presentation )
  • Team player ( approachable, available, strong link in the team)
  • Possess leadership quality
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Qualification/ Knowledge Requirements

Grade 12 (Matric) and completed tertiary education ( Degree/Diploma ) in Safety Management, Environmental Health, or Occupational Health and Safety

General knowledge of relevant South African health and safety legislation, applicable SANS standards, Railway Safety legislation and associated OHS standards

Added advantage: Knowledge of occupational hygiene practices, environmental management systems, risk management systems, fire safety, First Aid, and Facilitator/Moderator training.

Professional Registrations: Registration with at least one of the following professional bodies at any level:

  • IOSM, gold
  • SAIOH or similar professional body,
  • Fluency in English
  • 3-5 years practical experience in the development, implementation and auditing of occupational health and safety management systems.

How to Apply

BOC has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our dynamic team

Closing date February 23, 2024


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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