SHEQ Specialist Ventilation (Health & Hygiene) - Rustenburg, North West

SHEQ Specialist Ventilation (Health & Hygiene) - Rustenburg, North West



The SHEQ Specialist Ventilation is responsible to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of ventilation and occupational hygiene systems to ensure adherence to all organisational standards and applicable legislation at the Business Unit operations. Conduct ventilation surveys, radiation and occupational hygiene surveys to verify routine measurements conducted by Ventilation officers.



  • Manage SHEQ compliance within the Section
  • Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status;


  • Ensure customer satisfaction


Ventilation Management:

  • Conduct ventilation and occupational hygiene strategic planning
  • Ensuring that routine survey schedules exist
  • Effectively manage Ventilation resources by providing guidance and direction
  • Investigate and solve serious problems encountered in ventilation or other occupational hygiene factors in shafts e.g. major changes in airflow, temperature increases, gas intersections etc.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of the underground main and auxiliary fans and dust suppression systems to maintain optimum efficiency and ensure compliance with Mine Standards and Legislation
  • Investigate and provide recommendations on specific ventilation designs and technological developments
  • Devise contingency plans for underground fires that may occur. This includes evacuation plans, zoning of section, etc.
  • Ensure that emergency planning information in the Incident Control Room is updated on a quarterly basis
  • Manage and coordinate the ventilation construction program to ensure effective ventilation of all working areas
  • Ensure that all occupational hygiene monitoring functions and audits stipulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act and regulations are performed within time prescribed parameters
  • Ensure effective ventilation and occupational hygiene control and reporting
  • Provide specialist knowledge and advice to all levels of management to identify and resolve a wide range of occupational hygiene related issues
  • Compile blasting schedules conduct re-entry intervals to quantify the validity of the set times.
  • Implement and manage heat and cold stress management
  • Ensure that operating costs are minimized through proper designing the accurate size of airways, fans and refrigeration.
  • Ensuring that all pollutants are addressed before they could be health hazards and that risk assessments are covering all health related hazards generated at Business Unit
  • All relevant reports are compiled on time and sent to the applicable departments

Compliance Management:

  • Ensure that operating standards and procedures are appropriate, entrenched and applied through regular audits and inspections as per organisational and legal requirements
  • Ensure that all Ventilation activities are performed in line with the Mine Health and Safety Act, Minerals Act, ODMWA, COIDA, Water and Environment and Pollution Acts and DME guidelines

SHEQ Administration and reporting:

  • Monitor trend ventilation and occupational hygiene related statistics and interpret results
  • Ensure that reports on ventilation and occupational hygiene work done in section are scrutinised, collated and verified
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Certificate in Mine Environmental Control
  • Radiation Protection Certificate / Diploma in Occupational Hygiene advantageous

Competencies Required

  • Safety Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Planning, Organising & Control
  • Results Orientation
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Aligning Performance for Success
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Change Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Strong Teams
  • Business Acumen


Samancor - 7 hours ago
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