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SAFETY OFFICER-EMERGENCY RESPONSE 10 views

DESCRIPTIONAGGL is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person to fill the role below. The incumbent will be responsible for emergency response operations and respond to related pit operational emergencies at the Esaase Site.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide basic training related to Evacuation Plan, emergency exits, PPEs to employees, contract workers and suppliers;
  • Identify potential hazard and follow-up for necessary CAPA and provide time-to-time debriefing for ERT team;
  • Ensure fire extinguishers are properly hanged, expiry monitored, safety pins are fixed, and seals are not broken;
  • Ensure employees, vendors adhere to safety instructions, PPEs and GMP guidelines where required;
  • Ensure proper functioning of fire hydrants and maintain availability of emergency water supplies;
  • Respond to incidents, including natural disasters and assess the situation to determine the level of response required;
  • Act as duty officer as part of a 24-hour duty system, responding to emergency situations as they arise;
  • Observe and plan for potential risks, such as outbreaks of infections or disease, technical failure of electricity networks, major gas leaks and severe weather conditions and follow-up CAPA;
  • Observe and assesse staff who may be demonstrating signs of stress and intervene as appropriate and inform their area Supervisor/Manager;
  • Advise employees in the area of any potential threat and/or initiate evacuation procedures;
  • Eliminate potential ignition sources and initiate initial response actions;
  • Restrict access to incident scenes and surrounding areas and take necessary action to minimize any threat to health and safety;
  • Coordinate further response actions with Incident Commander and local responders;
  • Confirm safety aspects on site, including need for personal protective equipment, sources of ignition, and potential need for evacuation;
  • Operate the fire tender and related equipment and safeguarding property during fire emergencies;
  • Undertake fire drills and training on the use of fire equipment, fire techniques, and related fire issues;
  • Maintain the level of physical fitness of fire personnel necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter;
  • Perform and related duties as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.
SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Tertiary qualification in disaster management or equivalent discipline;
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in firefighting, training management and related experience in a similar position;
  • In-depth knowledge in firefighting techniques, fire equipment’s, chemical hazards etc.;
  • Knowledge in emergency medical procedures and fire prevention;
  • Working with the GNFS or related organization for 2 to 3 years will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to evaluate the Severity, Potential Impact, Safety Concerns, and Response Requirements based on initial information provided by First Person On-scene;
  • Experienced in receiving and transmitting information, maintain situational awareness, and communicate with all components within the incident organization to ensure effective supervision, direction, and response controls;
  • Ability to operate a fire tender and be conversant with its component;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites and related applications would be an advantage;
  • Minimum level of driving license required (class ‘C’), and possession of a (class ‘D’) license will be an added advantage;
  • Result-oriented.
HOW TO APPLYWhen applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximize the success of your application:

  1. Include an introductory paragraph in your covering letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for
  2. Limit your CV to 4 pages
  3. Your CV must include demographic detail, qualifications, work experience and a minimum of two referees
  4. List your most recent positions first
  5. Include copies of relevant, original certificates and academic records
  6. Please ensure you email applicants@asanko.com when applying for a job.
  7. Please put the job title you are applying for in the email subject line.

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