Safety Advisor At Asanko Gold Ghana Limited


Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd. (“AGGL”) is a joint venture between Galiano Gold Inc. and Gold Fields. The primary asset is the Multi-Pit Asanko Gold Mine complex, located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Galiano Gold Inc. are the managers and operators of the Asanko Gold Mine.

Job Description

A vacancy exists in our Safety Health & Security Department for the position of: SAFETY ADVISOR

JOB PURPOSE

The Safety Advisor will be responsible for ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines in the workplace. The incumbent will play a crucial role of promoting a safe working environment by advising on safety measures, conducting risk assessments, and enforcing preventative measures in all operational areas.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply key elements of the Asanko Safety Management System in various operational areas, such as Processing, Projects, Mining, Exploration, and Administration areas as well as Contractors;
  • Develop processes and procedures that integrate behaviours into the system;
  • Lead operational teams in facilitating and reviewing Baseline Risk Assessments (Biannual), WRACs, JHAs, Individual Risk Assessments, and Take 5s, and ensure compliance as and when required;
  • Develop schedules and conduct critical control monitoring with Supervisors.
  • Conduct incident investigations using appropriate investigation techniques such as ICAM to determine root causes;
  • Apply behaviour-based safety techniques in the development and roll-out safety training, pre-shift information and other interventions;
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections and monitor stakeholders for remedial compliance in line with statutory and legal requirements;
  • Implement the Asanko contractor management procedure and ensure compliance in respective Asanko and Contractor operations;
  • Ensure appropriate safety documentation and record keeping by the management systems requirements;
  • Observe and assess staff who may be demonstrating signs of stress and intervene as appropriate by informing their area Supervisor/Manager;
  • Advise employees in the area of any potential threat and/or initiate evacuation procedures;
  • 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 the Incident Commander and local responders;
  • Confirm safety aspects on site, including the need for personal protective equipment, sources of ignition, and the potential need for evacuation;
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge

  • Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or relevant qualification from a recognized tertiary institution;
  • National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) General Certificate or certification from any recognized body will be an added advantage;
  • Must have a MINCOM Certificate in Health and Safety;
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years’ post-qualification experience in a similar role in the mining or related industry;
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant local Health and Safety legislative requirements;
  • Sound understanding of Safety Management systems;
  • Sound knowledge and experience of risk management and loss prevention processes;
  • Strong computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
  • Sound conflict management skills;
  • Sound information monitoring and management skills;
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills;
  • Critical thinking and the ability to solve problems;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Diligent with great attention to detail;
  • Sound information monitoring and management skills;
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills;
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, and database management.

Additional Information & Application Method

Asanko Gold is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, marital status, race, nationality, religious belief, ethnicity, disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Asanko Gold is committed to maintaining a safe, inclusive, and rewarding work environment where every individual is treated with respect. This includes fair employment practices as embedded in our Policy on Human Rights, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Corporate Responsibility Charter.

Asanko Gold is a responsible employer and may conduct screening checks and assessment to support informed decision-making on hiring, promotion, and development opportunities.

When applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximize the success of your application:

  1. Include an introductory paragraph in your cover 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 details, 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 send all emails to:  [email protected] when applying for the job.
  7. Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the email subject line.

Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications, should be submitted by the deadline date to:

Manager, Organizational Capability,

Asanko Gold Ghana Limited,

No. 4, Sir Arku Korsah Road,

Airport Residential Area,

P. O. Box CT 6153,

Accra-Ghana.

Or email: [email protected]

The closing date for submission of applications is 22nd March 2024.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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