March 28, 2023
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CEC Career Opportunities: Co-ordinator Safety (01)

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Co-ordinator Safety (01)

Grade CEC7 | Contract Type Permanent | Location Kitwe

To provide inspection and advisory service on all aspects of occupational health and safety in order to effectively promote safe working conditions around workplaces at CEC.

Key Accountabilities

  • To ensure the day to day management of safety issues are addressed by the local operational teams
  • Liaise with all Safety Officers and assist in implementation of safety and health standards in line with CEC Corporate strategy and annual business plans.
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings, toolbox talk meetings and other safety programs provide HSE information and support to operations teams.
  • Conduct safety lectures for all levels of employees to improve employees’ understanding of safety rules and regulations to reduce accidents.
  • Conduct site inductions for employees and contractors as well as other training as required.
  • Assist and partake in the formulation of risk assessments and control procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure effective implementation of control measures determined from risk assessments.
  • Carry out in-depth investigations into all reported incidents to determine the direct, sub- and underlying causes so as to make appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Assist with the investigation of near misses, incidents and unsafe working conditions
  • In conjunction with local supervisors and employees’ safety representatives, conduct regular informal daily (snap checks) and periodic formal safety inspections in all areas to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory HSE standards.
  • Carry out Health and safety audits of all workplaces and line officials to ensure compliance to safe work procedures.
  • Regular analysis of safety statistics to determine trends in order to focus on shortcomings, poor performing areas and enable informed decisions
  • Carry out public safety sanitizations to disseminate safety information relating to the power network installations to members of the community in which CEC power infrastructure traverse.
  • In conjunction with Transport department, foster compliance to road safety rules and promote defensive driving skills among drivers of Company vehicles.
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (such as hearing protection, dust masks, safety glasses) are issued and available as needed and inspected on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that alcohol screening and confirmation tests at entrance to Company facilities are carried out on employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Monitor performance of the portable and installed alcohol compliance and monitoring equipment.
  • Demonstrate behavior in line with CEC values, standards and expectations of a professional workplace.
  • Participate as an effective team member in working collaboratively with leaders, peers and relevant others (including from other teams) to achieve business goals.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate.
  • Diploma in Occupation Health and Safety (Degree from recognized institution will be highly regarded)
  • Engineering qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Minimum of 2 years safety experience within the mining industry /power utility
  • Experience in safety investigations and auditing
  • Experience in development of safety procedures and standards within the.

Specific Competencies

  • Good writing and interpersonal skills
  • Good public relations skills
  • Good presentation skills using constructive and logical approaches.
  • Computer literate
  • Sound business acumen with ability to anticipate and interpret changes impacting on health and safety programs and approaches.
  • Knowledge of OH&S systems, preferably ISO 45001:2018 management system
  • Should have a proactive approach and sound knowledge of Occupational Health Safety applications along with excellent communication both written and oral


If you have the relevant experience and skills as indicated above, please click on this link and complete the online job application form. Hard copy applications will not be accepted at this stage. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 31st March 2023.

Applicants are requested to provide daytime contact numbers and accessible email addresses. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

about CEC

Copperbelt Energy Corporation is a Zambian-based power infrastructure solutions provider. It supplies reliable, cost-effective power to industrial, commercial, and residential customers across sub-Saharan Africa.

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