Swanepoel - Safety Officer - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Manie Swanepoel

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Safety Officer


Management, Health, Safety & Environment Officer

Work History

Safety Officer (Principle Contractor)

Sinoma Construction International

From July 2013

(6 month contract)
Period: 10 July 2013 to Current
Type of Business: Construction of Cement Batch Plant
Position: Safety Officer (Principle Contractor)
Duties: To oversee Health and Safety compliance of +/- 500 on- site personnel (majority
Liase with client on daily basis with regards to SHE non- compliance
Correct non- conformances observed on site
Spend 90% of day on site as to oversee SHE compliancy
Attend to client weekly SHE meeting and to discuss on- site SHE
Attend to weekly in- house meeting with Chinese supervision as to discuss on- site SHE
Contact Person: Mr. Gu Jingquan (074 830 2726)

To assist

Ovivo Aqua SA (Pty) Ltd

March 2012 - June 2013

Period: 19 March 2012 to 29 June 2013
Type of Business: Mechanical installations on Water Treatment Plants- Currently Medupi Power Station
Position: Safety Officer (Principle Contractor). Took over duties from SHE Manager as from 1st May 2012
Duties: Manage two sub- contractors with 151 employees Health & Safety requirements
Attending to weekly progress meetings with client and give feedback regarding all HSE related issues
To monitor Occupational Health & Safety Policy, Programs and Procedure
To assist in compliance with regards to current Health & Safety legislation and/or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the Safety & Health of staff and visitors
To increase Health & Safety awareness at all levels within the organization
To investigate and report on all serious/critical personal injury incidents/accidents occurring to staff, sub- contractors and/or visitors to the appropriate senior official and to assist in the investigation of all accidents/incidents that resulting substantial damage to vehicles and property
To investigate and report on complaints of hazardous working conditions to the appropriate senior staff
To respond to employees safety concerns
To conduct the safety inspection of any facility if and when necessary
To conduct risk assessments and ensure these are communicated and employees are trained on these if and when necessary
To assist the Occupational Health & Safety Committees
To respond to fires and any other emergencies
To ensure environmental pollution is prevented
To coordinate registration and removal of hazardous waste and other waste types
To arrange for Occupational Health & Safety testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies/consultants as may be necessary
To act as liaison with the client and all related governmental bodies and regulating agencies
To coordinate the training of personnel in areas of safety, including first aid, accident prevention...

SHEQ Manager, Human Resources, Training & Development

Swazi Roof Masters

June 2008 - October 2011

Period: June 2008 to October 2011
Type of Business: Manufacturing of Roof Trusses/ Kitchen Cabinets, BIC Units
Position: SHEQ Manager, Human Resources, Training & Development
Duties: Design, Implement, Maintain Full SHEQ Management System (986 Pages) as per ISO 9001:2008/ISO 14001 Standards
Management Representative- Nkonyeni Golf Estate (300 Houses)
Management Representative- Umdoni Estate (57 Houses)
Management Representative- Woodlands Project (138 Houses)
Management Representative- All SHEQ meetings (Clients as well as Governmental Organisations)
Procurement (Locally as well as Foreign)
Transport Arrangements for all Materials required
Monthly Company Fuel Reconciliation
Monthly Timber Purchase Reconciliation
Assisting accountant with monthly account reconciliations, invoicing & client statements
Sub- Contractors Monthly Payment Certificates/Reconciliation, Updating/Maintaining of their files
Measuring of Sites (as well as managing progress/completion)
Liaise with clients / architects / engineers through on- site meetings
Drafting, distributing as well as following up on customer complaints/snag lists
Design, Implementation, Maintenance of company SHE Filing System
Completion of tenders / quotations
Implementation of all Sub- Contractors on- site SHEQ requirements/compliance (+/- 50 employees)
Drafting of Employment Policy & Conditions and various Human Resources documentation
Drafting of various training manuals for all employees/sub- contractors
Personally responsible for all roof seal projects due to the only person with sufficient knowledge
Contact Person: Mr. Wynand Pieters- Managing Director- (+268) 7602 7671

Sub- Contractor / Foreman / Yard, Transport, Plant Supervisor / SHE Officer

Stefanutti & Bressan Swaziland

March 2006 - May 2008

Period: March 2006 to May 2008
Type of Business: Building/Civil
Position Sub- Contractor / Foreman / Yard, Transport, Plant Supervisor / SHE Officer Duties: Sub- Contractor responsible for all carpentry installation works at Ekuthuleni Housing Project
Managing repair works done on 25, 000 ton white sugar conditioning silo roof at RSSC Mhlumi- 1,300m²
Managing all grouting on pumps & vessels done at RSSC Simunye distillation plant expansion and general supervision at cooling tower and bulk alcohol storage area- Contract Value R 700,000,000.00
Managing yard, transport and plant requirements at Head Office, Matsapha
Implementing & Maintaining SHE System
Design & Implementation of invoicing system for plant, transport and formwork
Design, implementation and managing of formwork refurbishment area
Transport arrangement for all materials collected/delivered either locally/foreign
Management representative regarding disciplinary actions/hearings to all yard personnel
Contact Person: Mr: Dave Codner- Director (+2782) 777 6799

Foreman/Contracts Manager

Form Sure

March 2005 - February 2006

Cape Town
Period: March 2005 to February 2006
Type of Business: Supply and Erect of Formwork and Decking
Position: Foreman/Contracts Manager
Duties: To establish Form-Sure in Cape-Town, operationally responsible for 7 months before Cape Town branch was
officially established
Site Establishment of two sites in Cape Town area- Claremont/Durbanville
Overlook all formwork and scaffold utilisation on sites as per client production requirements/specifications
Responsible for Implementation/maintenance of SHEQ Systems on both sites Assist sub- contractors with all SHEQ compliance documentation / legal compliance
Directly responsible for 7 Sub-Contractors (+/- 180 employees)
Management Representative regarding progress, SHEQ Meetings with either client and/or Principle Contractor
Contract Values: The Claremont R 230, 000, 000.00
Form-Sure value: R 14, 000, 000.00
Bella-Rosa R 190, 000, 000.00
Form-Sure value: R 7, 000, 000.00
Contact Person: Mr. Garth Robb - Branch Manager (+2783) 557 4020

Foreman - Mechanical & Civil- Contract Work

Eigenbau Swaziland

May 2004 - February 2005

Period: May 2004 to February 2005 (Contract Work)
Type of Business: Civil & Mechanical Engineering Contractors
Position: Foreman - Mechanical & Civil- Contract Work
Duties: Pipe-laying and Mechanical Installation at Sewerage Waste Water Treatment Plants- Ezulwini/Nhlabeni
Contract value: R 75 000 000.00
Responsible for all mechanical installation works at Clarification/Trickling Filter Stages on both sites
Assisting with all mechanical pipes / vessels / equipment installation requirements at both inlet works and plants
Contact Person: Mr. C. Swanepoel - Project Manager (+2783) 441 5731


Self Employed

January 2002 - April 2004

Duties: Computer Repairs
Hardware/Software Application Installation
Design & Implementation of Small/Medium home/office Networks and Internetworking
Contact Person: N/A

Shift Operator and Acting shift coordinator when required

Western Platinum Refinery

January 2001 - December 2001

Responsible for the refining of Precious Metals. Adhere to all company standards, work procedures and safety

Acting Shift Coordinator duties involved the management of the entire plant and to oversee the refining of precious metals worth millions per shift. Oversee all personnel work procedure compliancy as well as safety adherence

Shift Operator/Acting Shift Coordinator

Pure Metal Refinery

July 1994 - September 2000

Duties: Manufacturing of Precious Metals (Au;Rh;Ru;Ir;Pt;Pd)
Acting Shift Coordinator when required- oversee complete plant operations during shift works
Report to Manager, Foreman regarding production processes
Maintain HSE standards and quality of precious metals as per company requirements
Employee assessments as per NQF as well as maintenance of employees Portfolio of Evidence
Contact Person: Mr. L. Slabbert - Production Foreman (+2711) 813 2100

Yard/Transport/Stores/Internal Sales

Incledon Evander

April 1992 - June 1994

Duties: Managing all goods received & despatched
Overlooking all yard, transport activities
Internal Sales
Contact Person: Mr. J. Schoeman - Branch Manager (+2713) 22257

Creditor Clerk

Bankfin Secunda

February 1991 - March 1992

Duties: Following up on vehicle accounts in arrears (average 350 p/m)
Monthly arrangements with clients on behalf of Bankfin to ensure arrear accounts to be paid in full
Daily meetings with Credit Manager/Branch Manager on accounts progress/arrangements
Visitation of clients if not responding to payments arrangements
Repossession of vehicles when legally authorized/required
Safe storage of all Bankfin repossessed assets

Military Service; Engineering (Sapper)

23 Engineering Regiment

February 1990 - February 1991

I was a Sapper (Engineering) as part of my compulsory National Serviceman Military Duties

Qualifications & Certifications

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

SHEilds UK

IT Diploma- Internetwork Systems Specialist

Prestige College -Cape Town


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