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Safety Professional

This advert is open for application by external applicants.

Equity Statement :Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the
designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating

Applicants that are interested in applying for any of the advertised positions must apply by registering on the Careers section
of the Transnet Internet. Please take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the position.

Alternative Application Methods: (Completed Curriculum Vitae to be submitted)

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The closing date is on 05.11.2018. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application
before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your
application as unsuccessful.

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Transnet. Call the hotline toll free number: 0800 003 056 or email

Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail

Position Title : Safety Professional

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Safety

Location : Upington

Reporting To : Manager: Safety

Grade Level : F

Reference Number : 50013236

Position Purpose :

To implement comprehensive safety management programs and systems at area/depot level and assist the operational

area/infrastructure depot to achieve a zero incident tolerance business strategy and ensure compliance to company safety

policies, rail and safety directives and standards, relevant legislation and sound safety best practices

Position outputs :

  • Contribute to the area and corporate safety plan and strategy
  • Develop, interpret and execute depot audit, training, assessments, monitoring, surveys and inspection plans/programs
  • Monitor continuously the implementation of the safety programmes and systems
  • Establish and implement a comprehensive area/depot specific contingency plan
  • Implement an effective safety management information system

Qualifications & Experience :

  • Matric
  • 3 Years Degree / National Diploma in Safety Management or Equivalent( 3 year Degree/ Diploma)
  • Be in possession of a (Code B) Driver’s Licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle
  • 3 Years’ experience in Safety Related Environment
  • Experience in Investigating
  • Establish and maintain good relationship with key stakeholders in the area
  • Provide expert advice and guidance
  • Build capacity within the area

Competencies :


  • Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety legislation / Rail Safety and its application on service delivery
  • Risk assessment techniques
  • Train Working Rules
  • Compilation of SHE reports
  • Environmental impact processes
  • Root-cause analysis techniques
  • Safety policy
  • Act 16 (SANS 3000-1)
  • Working knowledge of international standards (ISO and OSHAS 18001)
  • Area / depot structures and current workplaces
  • Company and Area specific standards
  • SHEQ management, practices, procedures and processes
  • SABS standards and related codes of practice
  • Knowledge of incident/injury/occurrence investigation procedures
  • Auditing techniques (including behavioural) and inspection principles

  • Technical skills in SHE
  • Presentation/facilitation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Listening
  • Interpersonal
  • Negotiation
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Report writing/Compilation of SHE reports
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoin)
  • Decision making
  • Analytical skills

  • Customer orientation
  • Prepared to develop others
  • Pro-active
  • Flexible
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Quality orientated
  • Solution orientated
  • Assertiveness
  • Team orientation
  • Service orientation
  • Self starter
  • Trust
  • Safety orientation and consciousness

“NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job”

“NB: No emailed applications will be accepted”

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