Location: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Reports to: Workplace Safety Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaises with the Workplace Safety Manager and Head of Safety on safety performance issues to align with targets
Facilitates the implementation of EKFC’s safety management system and regularly monitors the effectiveness within businesses. Plans safety campaigns based on safety performance analyses and emerging trends.
Inspects and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and government safety standards and regulations. Plans and prepares for internal Safety self-assessments and audits against the EKFC SMS and external audits
Proactively collaborates with businesses to develop safety improvement plans to meet EKFC Safety targets and provides technical assistance and support in investigating accidents and incidents to identify their causes and to determine how they might be prevented in the future.
Delivers safety induction and briefings to contractors/visitors in line with company policy and conducts internal safety training in collaboration with the Learning and Development department. Develops and delivers Tool Box Talk and Cascade topics related to the business and operational needs
Designs and implements workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions. Conducts inspections and audits to identify hazards and risks in operational activities and coaches supervisors and line managers with respect to corrective and preventative measures. Facilitates the development of intervention plans for underperforming businesses to realign with EKFC Safety requirements and performance targets
Coordinates fire evacuation drills and monitors the condition of the fire emergency equipment
Guides Safety Assistants in their professional and operational development.
Effectively liaises with external bodies including the local enforcement authority, airport authorities, safety auditors, insurance auditors, airline officials etc.
Generates on time safety performance reports for the businesses highlighting trends and safety hot spots.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
At least five years of experience in the relevant field
Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety.
Proven track record in monitoring effective safety systems.
Previous experience in conducting safety inspections and audits.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong influencing skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels in a multinational environment.
Demonstrated ability to maintain constructive relationships with others.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively across all levels in a diverse environment.
Knowledge and work experience in OHSAS18001:2007 Standard.
Knowledge of the UAE Occupational Health and Safety legislation is an advantage.
Knowledge of the UAE Fire code is an advantage.
Experience within a catering, manufacturing, logistics or construction industry is advantageous.
Ability to articulate and align others to a vision, build strong team commitment and gained shared accountability to deliver required actions.
About Emirates Group: The Emirates Group is a Dubai-based international aviation holding company headquartered in Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, near Dubai International Airport. The Emirates Group comprises Dnata, an aviation services company providing ground handling services at 17 airports, and Emirates Airline, the largest airline in the Middle East. Emirates Airlines flies to over 140 destinations across 6 continents, operating a fleet of over 250 wide-bodied aircraft. The airline has 170 aircraft on order worth US$58 billion.