On behalf of our clients Matchbox Consulting is are currently hiring a Construction Safety Officer to ensure the safety and well-being of all personnel working on our construction projects. As a Construction Safety Officer, you will be responsible for implementing and enforcing safety protocols and procedures, conducting safety inspections, and promoting a culture of safety among our construction teams. Your primary goal will be to mitigate potential hazards and minimize the risk of accidents and injuries on our construction sites.
- Develop and implement comprehensive safety programs and policies for all construction projects, in line with local regulations and industry best practices.
- Conduct regular safety inspections and audits of construction sites, equipment, and work practices to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards.
- Collaborate with project managers and site supervisors to establish and communicate safety protocols, procedures, and guidelines.
- Provide safety training and orientation to all construction personnel, including new hires, subcontractors, and visitors to the construction sites.
- Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
- Maintain accurate records of safety incidents, inspections, and training sessions, and prepare reports as required.
- Conduct regular safety meetings with construction teams to address safety concerns, provide feedback, and promote a culture of safety awareness.
- Stay up-to-date with current safety regulations, standards, and industry trends to ensure compliance and recommend improvements to existing safety practices.
- Collaborate with external safety agencies and regulatory bodies as required, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
- Foster a positive safety culture by promoting employee engagement, participation, and accountability in safety initiatives.
- Proven experience as a Construction Safety Officer or similar role in the construction industry.
- In-depth knowledge of construction safety regulations, standards, and best practices.
- Strong understanding of hazard identification, risk assessment, and accident prevention strategies.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with construction teams, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities to handle multiple priorities and effectively address safety concerns.
- Certification or training in construction safety (e.g., OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Certification) is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with construction equipment, machinery, and processes is a plus.
- Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure and effectively handle emergency situations.
- Proficiency in using safety-related software, tools, and technologies.
- A bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Construction Management, or a related field is preferred, but not mandatory.
Headquartered in downtown Vancouver and serving clients nationally, MatchBox is one of the leading recruitment and solutions firms that specializes in the fields of IT & Technology, Engineering & Technical, Real Estate & Construction, and Accounting & Finance. We offer unrivalled expertise with our teams extensive experience in the recruitment and professional services industry. We are dedicated to building great connections and creating strong opportunities within the workforce and the labor market.
MatchBox is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including members of minority groups such as racialized individuals, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Indigenous peoples. It is a priority for us that all candidates are treated fairly and without discrimination. Our recruitment teams receive ongoing training on using objective criteria for evaluating candidates and other related topics to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Please note that we require all interested candidates to obtain the necessary work permits from the Government of Canada prior to submitting an application.
We receive a high volume of applications and are only able to contact candidates who are selected for further consideration.
Find out more at www.matchboxhr.com
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