Overview

Facilities Officer-HSE
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience
LocationNairobi
Job FieldSecurity / Intelligence
Job Purpose:  To provide strategic and operational Health, Safety and Environmental support for Equity Bank Kenya. This will involve compliance with the statutory regulations governing the occupational health and work place safety. The role is geared to keeping the employer’s obligation with regards to work place safety as per published OSHA Act 2007any other regulations.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

Health and Safety

  • Oversight of health and safety within Equity Bank and as an alternate contact for staff and customers to address health and safety issues or concerns
  • Scheduling routine fire drills and trainings and maintenance of fire protection systems
  • Train all new Equity Bank entrants on the Equity Bank health and safety policy, environmental management
  • Policy and Local Health, Safety and Environmental requirements
  • Ensure Health and Safety awareness at all levels within the business
  • Co-ordinate the training of personnel in areas of health and safety, including first aid, accident prevention and investigation, work place
  • Oversight of health and safety within Equity Bank and as an alternate contact for staff and customers to address health and safety issues or concerns
  • Scheduling routine fire drills and trainings and maintenance of fire protection systems
  • Train all new Equity Bank entrants on the Equity Bank health and safety policy, environmental management
  • Policy and Local Health, Safety and Environmental requirements
  • Ensure Health and Safety awareness at all levels within the business
  • Co-ordinate the training of personnel in areas of health and safety, including first aid, accident prevention and investigation, work place inspections, firefighting and other matters related to implementing safety procedures in Equity Bank facilitates
  • Developing and implementing action plans to address health and safety concerns
  • Be part of key change programs especially premises related so as to ensure on Health and Safety compliance
  • Implement, Maintain, Review and Update the Group’s Health and Safety Policy and Management System
  • Support and provide guidance on all aspects of People & Premises Health and Safety risk to ensure the safety and well-being of staff; visitors and customers
  • Support the businesses to achieve compliance to the Equity Group Holdings standard for Health & Safety
  • Assist the business in complying with current Health and Safety legislation and/or regulations, these are
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act, Disability Act, Factories and Other Place of Work Act and Other related laws
  • Investigate and report on all serious/critical personal injury accidents occurring to staff, customers and visitors to the health and Safety Manager
  • Liaise with, receive information and reports from and respond to orders or notices issued by regulators and act as the alternate liaison person
  • Co-ordinate all Occupational Health and Safety audits/testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external agencies/consultants as may be necessary
  • Respond to emergencies, co-ordinate and review the business emergency procedures and act as the alternate emergency co-coordinator
  • Work closely with the Property and Facilities Manager and other team leaders with tin the department in ensuring all health and safety requirements are adhered to and provide expert SH & E advice and guidance
  • Support implementation of on-going and new Equity bank initiatives relevant to Health and Safety
     Environmental Management 
  •  Work with business areas to ensure they are compliant with all aspects of Equity Bank Environmental
  • Management Policy requirements and Local Environmental Regulatory requirements like Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act
  • Development and maintenance of an Environmental Management System, compliant with the group policy
  • Review, revise and implement best management practices; and engage in frequent staff awareness raising on best environmental management practices, regulations and social responsibility
  • Develop and implement environmental management strategies, cation plans and targets that ensure corporate sustainable development
  • Audit, analyse and report on Equity Bank environmental performance to Facilities Manager
  • Drive Operational initiatives towards reducing environmental impacts
  • Participating in environmental initiatives towards reducing environmental impacts
  • Participating in environmental education and research internally and externally
  • Alternate contact person for the business on Environment related matters internally and externally including Bank participation in the SDGs & Environmental activities (In consultation with Corporate Affairs) and government regulators
    Controls
  • Maintain records auditable trail/statistics regarding compliance with the Group and Local Healthy Safety and environmental regulations and the Departments activities
  • Report and document areas requiring Dispensation. Waivers & Breaches (DWB) to the Banks SHE Policy to the
  • Facilities Manager in writing in case of any deviations and areas of non – compliance (which cannot be rectified in the required time frames)
  • Identify and assess any risks to the health and safety of employees whilst at work with a view to eliminate or reduce the risks
  • Visit the different business facilities and conduct, as necessary, health and safety inspections and assessments
  • Agree targets and take accountability for the overall risk management of SHE issues
  • Support in the procurement of environmentally sustainable goods and services
  • Carry out environmental and social impact assessments where necessary to identify, assess and m reduce Equity Bank’s environmental risks and financial losses
  • Maintain MI for the Department
  • Respond, Investigate, report an ensure resolution on health and safety related complaints by staff and customers
    Key Critical Competencies
  • Business Awareness (Be familiar with all aspects of Equity Bank Health, Safety and Environmental Policy)
  • Good report writing and research skills
  • Influencing others
  • Problem solving and investigative skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work long hours with intensive travel.
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • Team player
  • Ability to make sound decisions
    Qualifications
  • Diploma/Degree in the fields of Occupational Health and Safety/Environmental Management/Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management or co-ordination of Occupational Health, Safety and
  • Environmental Management
  • Detailed understanding of the location Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental regulations and general understanding of building and construction regulations/properties management
  • A general understanding of operational procedures especially in relation to procurement and facilities/premises management
  • Detailed knowledge of the Bank’s Healthy and Safety and Environmental standards
  • Detailed understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2007 and the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act 1999
  • Proven ability as self-starter/initiator
  • Good understating of the Bank’s policies and procedures
  • Knowledge on fire safety systems and procedures in buildings

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About Equity Bank Kenya

About Equity Bank Kenya
Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today