Safety Officer, Systems - AngloGold Ashanti

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AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Safety Officer – Systems.



The purpose of this role is to assist implement a Safety Management System that will promote a healthy and safe working environment for employees (including contractors) and visitors and for ensuring compliance to all relevant standards and legislation. This role will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to establish and maintain a safety culture based on effective training, injury prevention and continuous improvement. The role holder will act as a Risk Assessor for the various departments on site and provide support in relation to all Safety Systems and procedures moving from Construction into Operations.




  • Liaise with various sectional Heads to plan for and facilitate incident investigations, risk assessments and material/fatal risk management actions.
  • Providing support with regard to the existing safety systems on site that governs work practices and risk control processes.
  • Coordinate and monitor OHS training and education programs and liaise with other stakeholders for their input.
  • Assist in managing Health and Safety related pages and relevant information on the OHS department intranet site and contribute to other departmental communications.
  • Ensure implementation of recommendations from internal and external audits.
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the OHS systems section regarding Safety, Health, and Sustainable Development.
  • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and strategies and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the OHS Systems section.
  • Enforce all environmental work procedures that have been issued by the Departmental Manager.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or relevant technical (Engineering, Physical Sciences) qualification or equivalent discipline.



  • Has a minimum of 3-5 experience in a similar role.
  • Super user of Microsoft suit of application, especially MS Excel
  • Previous experience with a range of safety and training systems and packages will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in Database System Management.


Technical Competencies

Safety Management systems

  • Understands systems and procedures. Can assist with the development of task specific procedures.
  • Risk Management
  • Can apply risk management at a personal level and lead teams in JHA level assessments. Understands HRM 1 and 2. Able to review JHA type of work before being applied in the field.


Audit and Inspection

  • Has completed an internal workplace inspection course and can apply the theory in the field.



Level of Work/Complexity

  • Addresses regular, well known problems using their own technical knowledge, methods learned previously and application of direct trial and error.
  • Effectively applies acquired technical/functional skills and knowledge to meet required expectations of quantity, quality in a timely manner.


Leadership Competency

  • Effective in working with diverse teams
  • Communicates in confident, engaging and impactful way
  • Adapts style to constructively influence in an open and equitable manner
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Adaptability and resilience.

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