RCL Foods Is Hiring: Risk Officer


Closing Date: 2020/06/12

Location: Mpumalanga

Job Description

RCL FOODS is seeking a Risk Officer to join our Baking Division. The role will be based in Bushbuckridge and report to the Bakery Manager. RCL FOODS is looking an incumbent that will implement and monitor company Occupational Health and Safety policies, programs and procedures and assist the Bakery in complying with current health and safety legislation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Implement and monitor company Occupational Health and Safety policy, programs and procedures; Assist the Bakery in complying with current health and safety legislation and/or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the safety and health of staff, contractors and visitors. Increase health and safety awareness at all levels within the bakery; Investigate and report on all serious / critical personal injury accidents occurring to staff and/or visitors to the management of the bakery, and to assist in the investigations of all accidents/incidents that result in substantial damage to company vehicles and property; Investigate and report on complaints of hazardous working conditions to the management of the Bakery; Address employees’ safety concerns; Conduct and or assist, as necessary, the safety inspections of any Department; Coordinate Health and Safety meetings; Serve on the Bakery Occupational Health and Safety Committees; Ensure a safe working environment; Respond to emergencies on or about the Bakery property; Coordinate registration and removal of hazardous waste; Receive reports from and respond to orders issued by Department of Labour inspectors; Conduct internal audits and participate in external audits; Conduct all health and safety related induction training for all new staff; Arrange for Occupational Health and Safety testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies/consultants as may be necessary; Act as liaison with all related governmental bodies and regulating agencies; Coordinate the training of personnel in areas of safety, including first aied, CPR, accident prevention and investigation, workplace inspections and other matters related to implementing safety procedures in Bakery facilities; Coordinate the Bakery’s emergency procedures and act as the Bakery’s emergency onsite coordinator; Develop, review and update appropriate sections of the Bakery’s Emergency Procedures Manual; Liaise with municipal and metro Emergency planner, update plans, organize exercises and evaluate procedures; Liaise with the fire department regarding emergency procedures, communications and fire safety education programs

Minimum Requirements

Appropriate tertiary qualification in Health, Safety and Environmental SAMTRAC Qualified Minimum of 3 years’ experience within a Manufacturing and or construction environment.



We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals