Health and Safety Officer

Job Title: Health Safety Officer

Location: Kampala

Company: GOGO Electric

Job Type: Full-Time

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 Purpose: 

The Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) 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, and foster a culture of safety within Bodawerk International Limited.

Role Description: 

The Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Officer is responsible for the implementation of existing HSE processes, conducting regular site inspections, and ensuring adherence to safety protocols. This role reports to the Health and Safety & Safety Manager, who is in charge of process design. Close collaboration with various departments is required to ensure comprehensive safety coverage and effective incident management.

Key Responsibilities

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 organisation.

2. Conduct regular site inspections of all swap stations, production facilities, and Bodawerk offices to identify and address potential hazards.

3. Ensure employees and contractors adhere to established safety protocols and guidelines.

4. Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine root causes and prepare detailed reports with recommendations and corrective actions.

5. Maintain accurate records of all safety-related incidents and actions taken.

6. Assist in developing and testing emergency response plans, and coordinate with emergency services and first responders as necessary.

7. Conduct risk assessments and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) for various tasks, collaborating with operational teams to identify and implement risk mitigation measures.

8. Develop and deliver Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) training programs for employees and contractors, including conducting toolbox talks and safety meetings to promote a culture of safety awareness.

9. Maintain accurate records of safety inspections, training sessions, and incidents, and prepare regular reports on Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) performance and trends.

10. Support the implementation of Quality Management System (QMS), Environmental Management System (EMS) & Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) at Bodawerk International Limited.

The Ideal Candidate:

● Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or related field)

● Minimum of 5 years of experience in technical quality assurance or quality engineering roles within manufacturing, or renewable energy industries.

● Strong proficiency in quality management methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, APQP) and statistical analysis tools (e.g., Minitab, JMP).

● Proficiency in database management with the ability to analyse big data to recognise/track trends.

● Experience in developing and implementing standards and controls.

● Experience with quality management system implementation and certification processes (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949).

● Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, able to lead cross-functional teams and drive change in a dynamic environment.


● 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.

GOGO Electric 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.