Safety Advisor - Asanko Gold Ghana Limited

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Safety Advisor - Asanko Gold Ghana Limited

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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


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


  • 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.



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