Want to join our team of caring and dedicated staff?


The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service has provided the Western Cape with sufficient safe blood for more than 75 years. Donors and recipients are our priority whilst we manage the entire process of blood collection, component processing, testing, storage and distribution. We use the latest technologies and research to ensure blood product safety, and to excel in the science of transfusion. Each year we collect more than 165 000 units of blood that are used to save or improve the lives of more than 495 000 people. Our quality management system ensures that we maintain consistently high standards of service. We operate according to strict standards based on those of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).

Our Values:

  • Cape Town

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