Risk Officer

Sappi Southern Africa

Lomati Mill, Barberton

Risk Officer ( HRL 13 )

Sappi Southern Africa requires a Risk Officer t o ensure the organisation conforms to legal compliance, ISO/OSHAS certification, continuous risk reduction and sustainability targets.

This role reports in to the Risk Manager

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Facilitate and monitor SHEQ legal compliance and advise on action planning
  • Facilitate SHEQ qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and advise on action planning
  • Monitor adherence status (legal, systems, procedures) are monitored
  • Monitor correct utilisation of the mill’s deviation management system (DMS)
  • DMS action items are recorded and monitored
  • Ensure line managers are coached to handle incidents and Root Cause Investigations
  • Participation in Mill tier meetings
  • Assist with selection of SHEQ training courses and content for the mill
  • Advises line management and assists with the implementation of new or existing SHEQ-related legislation, rules and Company standards to include fire prevention, health and safety awareness training, site inspections of Company and sites
  • To assist in retaining on all current quality accreditations
  • Scheduled Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) walk a-bouts in the mill
  • Update and maintain legal appointments on IMS
  • Manage IOD process according to policy
  • Update IOD spreadsheet monthly
  • Manage the BBS initiative, report and advice Management regarding any corrective action required
  • Facilitates the site health and safety representative activities
  • Maintains the BAPP track computer software
  • Analyse and identify problems using BAPP track data and ensures all Deviation action items are recorded and monitored
  • Maintain and improve standard on ISO/OHSAS/ Occupational Health and Hygiene safety requirements
  • Manage data systems that records essential information.
  • Legal Register: Ensure that legal updates are communicated to site management
  • Aspects & Impact Register: Ensure annual revision and communication of critical environmental aspects & impacts to employees and on site contractors
  • Management Programs: Ensure that environmental management programs are developed for all high aspects & impacts / reviewed / updated and follow up
  • Investigate / assist in all investigations pertaining to personnel injuries / occupational illness / reportable injuries / fatalities / property damage incidents/ theft/ fraud/ corruption/ fire / spillages and other quality related incidents
  • Emergency Preparedness: Ensure emergency drills and evacuations are conducted and employees are familiarized with the emergency protocol

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Minimum National Diploma in Safety Management or Environmental Health or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Risk Officer (SHEQ) within a Manufacturing environment
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 understanding and auditing would be an advantage
  • Industrial Fire-fighting experience would be an advantage
  • Computer Literacy
  • A valid driving License


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Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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