Safety Practitioner

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature. With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.

Post Description:

  • Implementation of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment processes, corrective action and follow up
  • Co-ordination of Legal training needs as per the OHS Act and Regulations and general training
  • Ensure implementation of standards and policies
  • Contractor safety
  • Conduct investigations of all incidents as per section 24 and ensure appropriate SHE Practices
  • Manage audits/inspections at laboratories to ensure safe practices
  • Co-ordinate waste management on campus
  • Safety coordinating of Events
  • Co-ordinate Emergency procedures
  • Off campus privately own student accommodation safety inspections
  • Diploma in safety management or relevant qualification dealing with hazardous substances within a Laboratory environment


  • Communication with people across all levels
  • Report writing
  • Presentation on executive level
  • Dealing with service providers
  • Mobilizing of resources
  • Facilitate health and Safety meetings
  • Computer Literate


  • Experience dealing with Laboratories
  • Previous relevant experience in a higher education institution


Please note the following contact details are for enquiries about JOB CONTENT ONLY and NOT for application purposes.

Enquiries regarding job content: Ms. J. De Bruyn on Tel: (011) 559-6129

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms. Pumela Sotshononda on Tel: (011) 559 3467


To submit your application for the above-mentioned post, please register (first-time users of the UJ e-recruitment portal) or login (existing users of the UJ e-recruitment portal) by going to the website of the UJ e-recruitment portal ( and uploading a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to [email protected]

If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details:

0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email [email protected]

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. For this post candidates from the designated groups in terms of the 1998 Employment Equity Act, including designated women, will be preferred. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 21 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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