Safety Officer Paterson Grade C2

Purpose of the Job

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall success of the WPBTS Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programme and management of the hazardous waste disposal system. Ensures that safety standards are met to the highest degree and addresses any identified hazards in the workplace.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Accredited three year qualification in Occupational Health & Safety Management
  • Fire Protection course
  • Safety Representative course
  • Valid, unendorsed Drivers licence
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in the identification and management of occupational hazards, risk assessment in the workplace, participation in OHS inspections and audits, training for staff members in OHS related issues, Quality Assurance, outlining safe operational procedures and Health & Safety related record-keeping

A combination of the following skills, knowledge and attributes is required:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Able to multi task so as to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Be able to work independantly and as part of a team.

Please quote the reference “SafOff 73-61” in the subject line.

Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is an equal opportunity Employer. To apply for this position please follow the following links:

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Should you not receive feedback within 4 weeks of submitting your application, please consider this as unsuccessful.

Closing date: Wednesday; 08 June 2016

Where do you think most of the blood we collect is used?

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Cross-match Testing:

WPBTS introduces the electronic cross-match system that improves turnaround time in its Blood Banks.

Transfusion Transmitted Disease (TTD) Testing:

WPBTS in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics launches its highly customised testing platform that improves processing times.

How many donations did you make during 2015?

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Marketing Campaign:

WPBTS introduces its Patient Blood Management Awareness Week Campaign to assist clinicians with their transfusion decisions.

WPBTS challenges you to #KeepTheBeatGoing

Did you know that less than 1.5% of Western Cape residents donate blood? That is an alarming statistic, considering our rapidly growing population and increasing demands.

Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) needs to increase their donor base by at least 3.5% this season just to meet the demand, and they need your help to achieve that goal.

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
31% (53 votes)
A friend/ colleague.
14% (24 votes)
I know/ knew someone who needs/ needed blood.
9% (15 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
33% (55 votes)
I passed a clinic and thought I would give it a try!
13% (22 votes)
Total votes: 169

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
25% (1 vote)
A friend / colleague.
0% (0 votes)
I know / knew someone who needs / needed blood.
0% (0 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
50% (2 votes)
I walked passed a mobile blood collection unit and thought I would give it a try.
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4

Paternity Testing Service:

As of the 30th of October 2015 the WPBTS has terminated its Paternity Testing Service and has referred testing to private pathology laboratories.