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Health Safety Environment Officer at MeTL Group December 2023

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Health Safety Environment Officer at MeTL Group June 2023-Nafasi za kazi MeTL Group is one of Tanzania’s largest conglomerates producing and trading agricultural, industrial, and consumer goods. Ajira Mpya METL Our affordable and high-quality products are available everywhere in Tanzania and across 

HSE Officer should discharge his duties in order to make the organization fulfill their legal, ethical, moral and economical responsibilities of the organization pertaining to Health, Safety and Environmental demand of the business. In the course of his employment, he shall abide by the law of the land and the rules set by the organization as well as any recognized standards to which the company has accreditations.

Health Safety Environment Officer at MeTL Group


HSE officer is responsible for promoting and maintaining the health and safety management system and H&S culture within the company and ensure that everyone in the company follows HSE policies under the law as well as the acceptable standards. The prime duties including but not limited to:

Advise, support and coordinate with HBU, managers and employees at all levels to fulfill their legal, moral, ethical and organizational obligations pertaining to health, safety and environment such as: Making sure that the BU & SP supports safe working practices and complies with the HSE laws and other HSE standards. Identifying workplace health, safety and environmental hazards, developing suitable and effective plans/strategies to economically reduce the risk to people, environment and property to an acceptable level Periodically consulting internal stakeholders (such as SHEREPs,

Trade Unions, employees, service providers, contract employees etc.,) with respect to their occupational health and safety matters. HSE officer shall be the secretary of the Occupational Health and Safety committee to catalyze and ensure the fair HSE consultation process through quarterly meetings done in suitable, smooth and effective manner. Allocating time and resources, preparing HSE budget taking in to account the CAPEX, OPEX, consumables, revenue, potential emergencies, HSE Trainings, legal costs and upcoming HSE programs/initiatives etc. Adopting necessary HSE polices as well as adaptation to the internal, national and international HSE standards and implementing them effectively at the workplace.

Conducting suitable and sufficient risk assessments in their respective areas to list all the foreseeable risks and possible ways to reduce the risk to ALARP. Help figuring out Risk profile, significance and prioritization. Identifying the potential emergency scenarios and develop suitable response plans including the identification of emergency equipment, procurement, training, practice for minimizing the loss. Decision making of purchasing, procuring, installing or utilizing services of any service provider or safety equipment,

fire equipment or environmental monitoring equipment Investigating the accidents and incidents including near misses to find out the root cause, devise action plan to prevent recurrence. Fulfilling the HSE legal requirements as well as the Audit recommendations that are related to HSE. Set up HSE operational procedures & systems and review them periodically in consultation/ in coordination with Group HSE Manager:

  • Incident investigation procedure
  • Risk assessment procedure
  • HSE Internal Training System
  • Hazard reporting procedure
  • Permit To Work System
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • HSE internal budget
  • Constitution of Occupational Health and Safety committee.

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III. An HSE officer is expected to be carrying the following tasks in his day-to-day operations: Understand the KPIs assigned to him and strive to achieve them positively. Fully comply with the site PPE rules, inculcate/promote the behavioral change/improvement through leading by example. Keep up to date with HSE legislation and relevant standards that will affect the company. Taking daily rounds of the site conducting safety intervention upon observing the unsafe act/behaviors. Coordinate and ensure that the supervisors conduct TBT before every start of the shift/activity/handover. Be a part of the Risk assessment team to assess the risks of specific activities carried out at the site, record and communicate the risk assessment to relevant personnel.

Prepare specific checklists and regularly inspect the work area as per the checklists to ensure that legal requirements, company policies, fire requirements, internal safety standards and procedures are implemented, followed at all levels as well as to identify new / potential hazards, unsafe acts, conditions and behaviors that might go unnoticed.Document reports of every inspection and submit the findings to HBU regularly and discuss them in the informal or OHS committee meetings Review the effectiveness of various control measures put in place and suggest improvements. Periodically conduct/organize specific internal audits to identify conformities, non-conformities and opportunities for improvement. Prepare and submit HSE reports as prescribed by the law, license/certificate/permit conditions within the timeframe to the enforcement authorities upon approval of HBU. For example, Reportable accidents as prescribed under Occupational Health and Safety Act 2003 etc.,

Measure and ensure that the noise, emissions and effluents are well below the stipulated limits, maintain a record of such measurements to prove the compliance. Provide advice with regards to particular topics, such as occupational illnesses, safeguarding company equipment and fire risks. Support the business unit in practicing the emergency response plans by advising and observing the mock drills and suggesting ways to improve. Prepare a mock drill calendar and communicate to the management ahead of time. Ensure that suitable fire extinguishers, fire hydrants and any other fire prevention equipment are put in place where there is a risk of fire. Ensure that the site and fire equipment are fulfilling legal requirements, license/permit/certificate conditions and are in good working condition.


  • Graduate Degree in Health and Safety or related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Basic computer knowledge of MS-Office.
  • Persuading skills, pleasing personality and good conduct history.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and positive attitude towards the challenges at work.
  • Critical eye to look for dormant hazards/discrepancies at the workplace.
  • Demonstrate Continual improvement of his competency over his career line.


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