Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Health & Safety Coordinator

Requisition ID: 6121

Location: Ewekoro, Ogun

About the Job

To support line management to coordinate the health safety aspects of Ewekoro Plant facility which should include but not limited to:

  • Ensures the installation (or oversee the installation of) safety devices on machineries.
  • Liaise with health and safety manager to investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupation-related diseases in order to establish control measures
  • Ensures the implementation and operation of the H&S Systems, by planning and conducting internal quality audits 
  • Ensures the company H&S policy, is fully understood, implemented, operated and maintained
  • Review, update and control, the distribution of the Company HSE Manual and related procedures.
  • Generate project specific H&S Plans. 
  • Ensures that all contractual / company and local authority requirements for Health & Safety are complied with 
  • Ensuring adequate training / awareness of company personnel for H&S systems 
  • Conducts reviews of the approved suppliers and subcontractor’s list and give feedback to the health and safety manager
  • Compliance with Internal Control
  • Participate in Internal & external Audits.
  • Ensure contractor safety meetings and inspections are done regularly.
  • Monitor the compliance of PPE accross the plant
  • Comply with EMS H&S Instrumentation activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management system in the plant
  • Ensures Customer / Clients requirements are fulfilled and appropriate 
  • Ensures that all subcontractors H&S systems and plans are acceptable to the company as applicable to a contract, and ensure that Subcontractor’s / Supplier’s H&S systems are implemented and effective
  • Collation of H&S parameters for monthly reporting 

What You’ll be Doing

  • Ensure every worker gets inducted onto the site by having a simple safety Induction program and materials that covers key topics.  All contractors and staff should pass a comprehensive induction which they sign off and includes a way to validate knowledge & key topics covered. 
  • Work with the Health and Safety manager and line managers to assess and develop training needs and organize / facilitate suitable programs to support the site safety awareness and skill to reach the required level:  

    • Lafarge Main standards awareness – WAH, PPE, EI, CSM, Crystalline Silica, Mobile Equipment and People transport advisories. 
    • Risk Management 
    • Lifting and Rigging 
    • VFL Training 

  • Audit and Assess site contractors and staff for compliance with Lafarge rules and Policies, react and interact with contractor management and Lafarge management when gaps. 
  • Assess with support of company doctor the emergency response readiness, awareness and materials.  Monitor and track first-aid certification and training is suitable to manage anticipated incidents on the site.
  • Support line management and challenge site ways of working – review field and site risk assessments, works and look for concerns or unanticipated risks or non compliances to rules. Escalate and challenge.  The safety coordinator as with any person is empowered to stop any activity on the site.
  • Make periodic health assessments of offices, canteens, toilets and facilities and assess compliance with Welfare Facilities Standard, Ergonomics Advisory 
  • Comply with EMS Health and Safety  activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management   system in the plant
  • Tool Box Talks – Implement a system to have one structured tool box talk on a relevant subject each week and the recording of attendance and subject.
  • Record site statistics and ensure all staff and contractors on the site are captured, in alignment with LafargeHolcim incident and reporting standard. Lead accident and Incident investigation when needed using RCA.
  • Assist in the development of the project / site safety improvement program.  This should include the monthly facilitation of a health and safety committee.

Who You’ll be Working With

  • The incumbent interacts regularly with all categories of Staff in the Plant and offers professional advice on health and safety. He  also interacts regularly with the external public for coordination in Health and Safety management 


  • Level of training:

    • OND / HND 
    • Familiar in OSHA / Safety best practices and 

  • Member of National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria or similar Organization 
  • Familiar with federal Ministry of Labour 

    • Factories Act CAP F1 LFN, 2004
    • National Policy on Occupational Safety & Health
    • Reviewed National Workplace Policy on HIV & AIDS

Linguistic skills:

  • Proficiency in English Language; Local dialects would be an advantage

Technical Competencies:

  • Occupational Health and Safety technical Competency 
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Good facilitation skills 
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of cement and Ready-mix production processes and blasting

Behavioural Competencies: 

  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self confidence
  • Team spirit

Managerial Competencies:

  • Results oriented
  • Pro-active decision making
  • Ability to persuade and convince
  • High integrity
  • Good leadership quality


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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