Marine OHS Specialist
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VACANCY:  Marine OHS Specialist  

GRADE:  C5      







To improve health, safety standards and maritime industry compliance with the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994, resulting in a reduction of accidents and casualties.





  • Manage the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations compliance inspection regime in the stevedore, shore contractors and ship repair / maintenance industry in SAMSA's Eastern and Southern Region and any other region as can be allocated by the Unit Manager.
  • Manage Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations compliance audit regime in the ship repair, shore contractors and stevedore industries by planning, scheduling, and conducting inspections and audits nationally.
  • Maintain Occupational Health and Safety Act compliance regime for Maritime Operations.
  • Attend and provide input to quarterly stevedore and ship repair committee meetings convened by the OHS Unit.
  • Conduct casualty/ accident investigations occurring in the stevedore, ship repair industries and casualties involving Maritime Operations staff and compile casualty reports.
  • Analyse, inspection reports, audit reports and casualty reports for trend analysis.
  • Identify, provide input and or assist and or coordinate in the management of planned projects.
  • Research best practice in terms of occupational health and safety i.e. international domestic legislation, codes, standards, literature etc.
  • Support Unit's stakeholder relationships especially with those with common interest and assist the unit in fostering strategic partnership.
  • Write internal Maritime Operations SHEQ policies and procedures.
  • Set the standard for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Maritime Operations and monitor specific equipment maintenance (for example Gas Detectors).


Minimum requirements


      •     National Diploma (Environmental Health/ Safety Management)

      •     NEBOSH or SAMTRAC or equivalent certificate

  • Driver's licence and must have own vehicle




      •     Minimum of 3 years' experience in the Maritime Industry or

      •     5 years in heavy engineering industry

  • Working knowledge of the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994, will be advantageous.





High levels of competence on the skills below is a requirement:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong ethics and integrity
  • Computer literacy
  • Good verbal and written business communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style
  • People Management and empowerment


Should you meet the requirements as set out above, please e-mail your CV to Amahle Mbatha at


As we are committed to Employment Equity in our employment practices, it is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our Equity objectives. Preference will be given to African Females and People living with a disability to achieve the objectives of Employment Equity.


CLOSING DATE: 21 November 2019


Please note: SAMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. No late applications will be considered. Psychometric and other assessments may be used as part of the selection process and all shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for the tests. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date as mentioned above, kindly deem your application unsuccessful.


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