Head of Quality, Health Safety & Environment

Freeport Container Port Ltd.
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Environment, Health & Safety, Management, Quality Assurance
Freeport, The Bahamas
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The Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Department invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Manager.



The Head of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment has overall responsibility for the management of the QHSE Department. Providing quality, health, safety, and environmental sustainability methodologies and procedures for people, property and cargo while maintaining compliance with The Bahamas Health and Safety at Work Act, The Bahamas Environmental Health Services Act and all relevant local and international regulations, best practices and ISO standards as may be applicable. 



  • NEBOSH International Diploma or NEBOSH General Certificate (International); and a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in QHSE. 
  • Proven track record in implementing and managing International Organization for Standardizing (ISO)  Management Systems.  Professional credentials preferred.
  • Experience in budget preparation.



  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and international Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations, policies, and best practices.
  • An analytic mindset, strategic and proactive in risk mitigation and management 
  • Expansive Knowledge of all QHSE matters impacting the Business and its Infrastructure.
  • Excellent topical knowledge of  ISO 9001, 14001, 45000 Management Systems.
  • Ability to provide guidance and advice to senior leadership to ensure BU compliance with national and international regulations and best practices relative to HSE matters.
  • Ability to develop disaster response, recovery and business continuity plans and set strategic plans for the department with performance indicators.
  • Competent in cost management, budget preparation and maintenance with the ability to develop requisite reports and policies.
  • Excellent computing skills and be proficient in MS Office suite, particularly MS Power point and MS Excel


  • Establish, implement, and enforce quality, health, safety, and  environmental sustainability policies, procedures and KPI’s, and to ensure their continuous improvement.
  • Act as ‘Chairperson’ of the Port’s Hurricane Preparedness Committee in conjunction with Head of QHSE.
  • Develop and champion an active campaign with continuous improvement at its core to address relevant health, safety, environmental sustainability, and quality assurance issues.
  • Ensure the company’s health, safety and environment, sustainability objectives and targets are met, communicated, and known to all employees.
  • Development and implementation of health, safety and environmental sustainability initiatives in compliance with company mandates, national legislation and best practices.
  • Maintenance and control of emergency equipment and vehicles, including fire trucks, ambulance, and hurricane preparatory gear and supplies across The Bahamas business units.
  • Accident investigations; the prevention of accidents (machines and personnel); prevention and statutory reporting of personal injuries.
  • Continuously review health, safety, environment, sustainability, quality control and emergency response plans and procedures and strengthen where applicable.



  • Provide and maintain safe systems of work within and by team.
  • Ensure compliance with Company Safety Policy in areas under your control.
  • Check for potential hazards and unsafe acts and to take corrective action.
  • Ensure that protective clothing issued by the Company is worn as required.
  • Ensure that no person can work in situations which may be hazardous.  In relatively non-hazardous areas certain employees may be permitted to work alone, if necessary, but arrangements must be made to ensure their well-being.
  • Ensure the prompt evaluation and expedite the appropriate action on safety complaints and employee comments on health and safety at work.
  • Ensure that FCP OHSAS and ISO9001 standards are adhere too.
  • Adhere and support FCP Security Policies



  • Adheres to Company Policy and Procedures.
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the Company.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Communicates regularly with Crane Superintendent .
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.
  • Meets FCP’s productivity KPI’S.


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