Gusii Water and Sanitation Company Limited (GWASCO) is a Private Limited Company by shares incorporated on the 12th June, 2006 under the Companies Act Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya. We are an agent of Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency(LVSWWDA), created as a result of the enactment of the Water Act 2002 which gave birth to the Water Sector Reforms in Kenya.
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Health and Safety Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationKisii
  • Job FieldSafety and Environment / HSE 

GRADE 4, ((REF: GWASCO/HR/HSO/01/2021/13)/1 post.

Job title    Health and Safety Officer
Reports to    Human Resources and Administration Manager.

Job purpose

To co-ordinate, support and advise the Company on all aspects with regards to Health and Safety. To establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within GWASCO are adhered to. A Health and safety Officer inspect work areas, equipment and employee work habits to ensure that everything is in compliance with OSHA rules and environmental safety guidelines, and makes changes to improve the safety of the various workplaces.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Compiling information on safety and health hazards;
  • Maintaining statistics on accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases;
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.
    • processing applications for registration of work places and employers under Occupational Safety and Health Act and Work Injury Benefits Act respectively;
    • processing work injury benefits claims;
    • preparing workers for medical examination;
    • documenting the presence and use of first aid services and occupational health in the work place;
    • carrying out counseling services on basic occupational health issues; and
    • monitoring, evaluating and controlling of environmental hazards in the workplaces;
    •  carrying out inspections on Industrial Plants, Machinery, Electrical Installations, building construction and works on construction; and
    • recommending approval of architectural plans for new, extensions or modifications of workplaces covered by Occupational Safety and Health Act;
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  •  Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Ensure full and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained.
  •  Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings. Ensure that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines. xxiii. Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the Company.
  • Provide regular reports to the Human Resources and Administration Manager on relevant health and safety activities.
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Liaise with suppliers i.e., Insurers, solicitors etc.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.

Job specification: requirements for Appointment (academic/professional qualification/experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Safety and Health Management related field is required.
  • Certificate in Safety Management (CSM) is required
  • Coursework and training in occupational safety requirements and OSHA guidelines is required
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the design and implementation of a workplace health and safety programs
  • Been registered by the relevant professional body (where applicable).
  • Experience of formulating, implementing and revising H&S policies and procedures
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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Terms of service

Three Years Contract.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Method of Application

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer, clearly indicating your current and expected remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees by 10th February, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Submit your application in a sealed envelope with the respective Job Reference Number clearly marked
The Managing Director,
Gusii Water & Sanitation Company Limited. P.O. Box 3880 -40200,


GWASCO is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
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