Department of Labour X22 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector

Department of Labour X22 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector

Department of Labour X22 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector

Department of Labour X22 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector The Department of is seeking to fill 22 vacancies for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspectors. These positions are vital for ensuring workplace safety and compliance with health regulations across various industries. As an OHS Inspector, you will be responsible for conducting inspections, identifying hazards, and ensuring that employers adhere to health and safety laws. Successful candidates will play a crucial role in preventing workplace accidents and promoting a culture of safety. Ideal applicants should have a strong background in occupational health and safety, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders. This opportunity offers a chance to contribute significantly to the well-being of South African workers and to uphold high standards of workplace safety.

  • CLOSING DATE : 01 July 2024 at 16:00
  • SALARY : R376 413 per annum
  • LOCATION: various labour centres


A Senior Certificate plus three (3) year tertiary qualification in Environmental Health, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Construction, Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry. A valid driver’s licence.


Departmental policies and procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Act, as amended, OHS Regulations, South African National Standards (Codes)- incorporated Codes become regulations, Compensation for Occupational injuries and Diseases Act, Unemployed Insurance Act, Employment Equity Act – relevant key elements, Basic Conditions of Employment Act – relevant key elements, Relevant guidelines of aforementioned legislation


Planning and organizing, Communication skills, Computer Literacy, Facilitation skills, Interpersonal skills, Conflict handling skills,

Negotiation skills, Problem solving skills, Interviewing skills, Presentation skills, Innovation skills, Analytical skills, Verbal and written communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To plan and independently conduct inspections with the aim of ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, Regulations and incorporated Standards.
  • Plan, investigate and finalise independently incidents and complaints reported pertaining to the OHS Act and other relevant regulations and enforce as and when necessary, appear in Court as a State witness.
  • Plan and conduct allocated proactive inspections as per schedule to monitor compliance with the OHS and other relevant labour legislation including compiling and consolidating reports emanating from such
  • inspections.
  • Plan and conduct advocacy campaigns on all labour legislation independently, analyse impact thereof, consolidate and compile report.
  • Contribute at a higher level to planning, drafting and maintenance of regional inspection plans and reports including, execution of analysis and compilation of consolidated statistical reports on regional and allocated cases.

How to Apply?

First, DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOBS ADVERT [pdf] document and view all the open positions at various locations. Note the application guideline for each OHS Inspector vacancy.

There are a total of x22 OHS Inspector posts available.

Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new Z83 form [pdf]Please see guide on Tips on how to complete Z83 application form for employment in Public Service.

Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered.

Each application for employment form must be fully completed, initialled and signed by the applicant. Failure to fully complete, initial and sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

A recently updated comprehensive CV (with detailed previous experience) is required.

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