Van Der Westhuizen - Safety Officer - Berea, KZN, South Africa

Niel Van Der Westhuizen

Berea, KZN, South Africa


Safety Officer


Qualified and dedicated Safety Officer

Work History

Safety Coordinator and first aider (Paramedic)

Tshitemba Brand

September 2008 - January 2009

Occupation: Safety Coordinator and first aider (Paramedic)
Duties: Overseeing and managing all safety requirements
Duration: 19 January 2009 to 7 November 2009

Company: Siswe - NATREF (Petrochem) shutdown
Occupation: Store Safety co-ordinator-Fire & Safety equipment
Safety Standby training, which include basic
Firefighting (in-house)
Duties: Coordinating the following jobs- • Inspection and issuing of Fire and Safety equipment to the plant
• Arrangements and admin of Fire and Safety equipment for repairs,
• Overall management of the Fire and Safety logistics.

Duration: 1 April 2011 - 9 September 2011

Company: Vaal Emergency Care
Occupation: BAA
Duties: Performed the following duties
• General ambulance services
• Responding to any emergencies
• Inter hospital transfers,
• Events, eg. Functions, sport, etc.

Duration: 10 September 2011 - 15 December 2011 Locum

Company: Health and Safety Services, representing
Thanda Gubha Projects (Pty) Ltd.
Occupation: HSE Manager for Principal contractor on
Xstrata Coal mine, Goedgevonden Complex
Duties: Managing the following
• All safety of the site
• Subcontractors' HSE compliance
• Risk Assessments
• Standards and Procedures
• Emergency preparedness
• Engagement process
• Compliance to all client requirements
• Audits
• Files, etc.

Duration: 01 March 2012 to 10 October 2012 End of contract

Company: SGB Cape at SASOL Wax expansion project.
Occupation: SHEQ Coordinator
Duties: Overseeing the following on site
• all safety of the site,
• Site walks,
• Audits,
• HSE meetings,
• Incident Investigation,
• Compliance to all client requirements, etc.

Duration: 13 October 2012 - 29 March 2013

Company: Murray and Dickson Mining and engineering
Occupation: SHEQ Manager
Duties: Managing the following on site
• All Health, safety and Environment,
• Site walks,
• Audits,
• HSE meetings,
• Incident Investigation,
• Compliance to all client requirements, etc.

Duration: 01 April 2013 - current

Police Officer

South African Police Service

February 2004 - February 2008

Reason for Leaving: Better offer and no future

Company: DMCE- PPC Dwaalboom - Batswaledi Project
Occupation: SHE Rep
Duties: Overseeing of the following jobs- • Steel erections
• Grating installations
• Erecting & dismantling of 600T mobile crane
• Lifting operations
• Presenting Site specific SHE inductions
• General safety
Duration: Apr - Mid September 2008

Company: Competitive Construction Services -
Pilanesberg PPM project
Occupation: SHE Officer
Duties: Overseeing of the following jobs- • Installation of the following - Mills, Bedplates,
Bearing houses, Motors, Gearboxes, Drive pinion, barring device, Liners, Piping
• Lifting operations
• Rigging studies
• Involved with installation of crushers
• General safety
• Site inspections and auditing of
Policies and records
• Training evaluation or identification where there is training needs and compiling of training matrix

Paramedic assistant

SASMOVE Ambulance Services

June 2002 - January 2003

Reason for Leaving: Only voluntary work

Qualifications & Certifications


Vanderbijl Hoër

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