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Health and Safety Supervisor NMS Infrastructure Ltd

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NMSI is seeking a highly, meticulous, and hands-on construction health & safety supervisor with extensive experience in offering direction in relation to organisational health & safety management, managing health & safety legal and regulatory Compliance, and executing health & safety operational excellence. The Health & Safety supervisor will be responsible for the execution of NMSI Health & Safety strategy and will drive continuous improvement towards zero harm, implementing initiatives that foster a strong safety culture.

The Right-Fit candidate will report directly to the H&S Manager, with functional reporting to the Project Director and General Manager.

  • Carry out and participate in site risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards
  • Carry out regular site inspections to verify policies and procedures are being properly implemented and adhered to.
  • Ensure that working practices are safe and comply with legislation
  • Participate in, and lead training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements
  • Ensure all HSE incidents and injuries are reported and recorded timely. Ensure that Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound (SMART) corrective actions are implemented, communicated and closed effectively.
  • Liaison with regulatory authorities and keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer’s / contractors industry.
  • Produce H&S weekly reports,
  • Ensure equipment is installed safely and operated in accordance with manufacturers safe work instructions.
  • Monitor and provide advice for the storage and safe disposal of hazardous substances,
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, heavy machinery operations, excavations, motor vehicle safety and occupational diseases etc
  • Facilitate HSE stand-downs, initiatives and project site H&S meetings as required.
  • Participate in pre-work start tool box talks, and pre-start risk assessments.
  • Assume responsibility for developing a strong culture of H&S within the business.

Our Health & Safety Manager should have:

  • Assume responsibility for developing a strong culture of H&S within the business.
  • General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety. International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Membership with Zambia Occupational Health and Safety Association (ZOHSA)
  • At least 7 Years of experience in the H&S field
  • A Tertiary Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field, preferable
  • Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, preferable
  • Proven experience of at least 3 years in a Supervisory H&S role
  • Extensive experience conducting site inspections and H&S audits
  • Valid manual car drivers license, held for a minimum of four years


  • Valid manual car drivers license, held for a minimum of four years
  • In depth knowledge of H&S management systems, procedures, processes, and policies
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Zambian H&S legislation and regulations pertaining health, safety, and environment
  • Familiarity with international standards of best practice relating to H&S including but not limited IFC performance standards, World Bank EHS guidelines.
  • Familiarity with KPI’s, metrics, lagging/leading indicator
  • Familiarity with safety management systems including BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 Health & Safety Supervisory experience in Construction environment is a strong advantage
  • HSE knowledge of safe working practices working on water, ports or jetties would be an advantage.

The successful candidate must be prepared to travel and work weekends if required.

To apply for this job email your details to

Closing Date : 22nd March, 2021.

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