Health Safety & Environment Officer

Job Title: Health Safety & Environment Officer

Location: Kampala

Company: GOGO Electric

Job Type: Full-Time

Start Date: Rolling

About the Company:
BODAWERK International Ltd. is a Ugandan social innovations company that has developed an intelligent energy storage system for productive use.

We assemble Lithium-ion batteries and are committed to advancing environmentally friendly transportation and lowering carbon emissions through our battery swap station technology. The goal of our company is to make electric motorbikes a practical and affordable mode of transportation for everyone.

Job Summary: 

The Health Safety & Environment Officer will play a pivotal role in promoting a safe and healthy work environment by implementing and overseeing Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) policies and procedures. This position aims to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, identify and mitigate potential risks while fostering a culture of safety within GOGO Electric

Primary Responsibilities
Safety Compliance:
1. Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations by monitoring and enforcing compliance across all functions in the organization.
2. Conduct regular site inspections of all swap stations, production facilities and all Bodawerk offices to identify and address potential hazards.
3. Ensure employees and contractors adhere to established safety protocols.
4. Ensure health and safety guidelines are followed in adherence to the prevailing Company policies with regard to personal safety and operational safety instructions.
Incident Investigation and Reporting:
5. Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine root causes and prepare detailed reports and with recommendations and corrective actions.
6. Maintain accurate records of all safety-related incidents and actions taken.
Emergency Response Planning:
7. Assist in the development and testing of emergency response plans.
8. Coordinate with emergency services and first responders as necessary.
Risk Assessment:
9. Conduct risk assessments and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) for various tasks.
10. Collaborate with operational teams to identify and implement risk mitigation measures.
Training and Education:
11. Develop and deliver HSE training programs for employees and contractors.
12. Conduct toolbox talks and safety meetings to promote a culture of safety awareness.
Documentation and Reporting:
13. Maintain accurate records of safety inspections, training sessions, and incidents.
14. Prepare regular reports on HSE performance and trends.
Secondary responsibilities:
1. Support the implementation of QMS, EMS & OHSMS (ISO 450001) at GOGO Electric
2. Any other duties that may be assigned as required from time to time.

Attributes & Skills:
1. Technical:
● Familiarity with environmental management practices.
● Familiarity with safety management practices
● Technical writing and report writing
● Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
● Basic proficiency in common business applications and software (email, text processing, cloud storage)
● Preferred: IMS (ISO 9001, ISO 45001, & ISO 14001) implementation and Audit skills
● Detail-oriented with the ability to conduct thorough investigations
● Ability to walk and stand-up for extended periods of times (up to 2 hours) in sometimes physically demanding environments.
2. Behavioural:
● Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
● Public speaking and group facilitation
● Excellent organizational skills.
● Ability to influence others build consensus
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
3. Education & Experience:
● Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of an Honors Bachelors of Science Degree in Health and Safety, or Mechanical, or Environment Engineering, or Geology, or related field and training in Safety from a recognized University.
● 1-2 Years Work Experience.

Benefits:
● A Competitive salary
● Opportunities for growth and advancement within the company
● A dynamic and supportive work environment
● Training and development opportunities
● Paid time off
● Medical Insurance

We are looking for someone passionate about sustainability and technology who’s looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Bodawerk offers a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, HIV/Aids, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.