Health, safety and environmental (HSE) Manager needed in Lagos State

Job description

Position Summary

The Health, safety and environmental (HSE) manager will be in charge for developing and implementing organizational safety programs. S/He will also be responsible for reviewing and updating institutional HSE policies and conduct risk assessments to detect potential hazards and plan precautionary measures.


Operations & Facilities



Reports to

Chief Security Officer


Lagos, Nigeria

Essential Functions

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist, support, and monitor the implementation of the HSE strategy.
  • Ensure that the workplace is monitored and is fully in compliance with all applicable OSHA standards, rules, and regulations in order to maintain safety across all 54gene & 7RL facilities.
  • Use labels, signs, posters, floor marking, and color-coding to warn employees about potential hazards.
  • Ensure that Safety Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is maintained and communicated to all employees.
  • Ensure the results of safety inspections are documented; monitor the investigation of accidents and injuries; ensure that corrective actions are taken, and provide recommendations for ways to prevent similar accidents.
  • To highlight areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or H.S.E. guidance.
  • Ensure that all accident reports are recorded in a timely, complete, and accurate manner.
  • To bring company-related health and safety matters to the attention of the management at regular intervals.
  • Ensure that an adequate program of training for health and safety is established and that the safety culture is encouraged amongst employees.
  • Keep up to date with changes in current legislation and to bring to the attention of the Management, any relevant new legislation.
  • Ensure that all “assessments” as required by legislation are conducted and reviewed at relevant intervals and to maintain records of the same.
  • Recommend control measures and advise on the standard of P.P.E. issued to employees.
  • Conduct health and safety inspections, prepare reports of all the company’s operations on risk assessment and analysis.
  • Develop, review, update business continuity plan, emergency response policies, countermeasures, and recovery plan for all incidents.
  • Carry out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and to record the findings on the relevant forms.
  • Support security operations and other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • HSE Qualification such as NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge of legislation (e.g., OSHA/EPA) and procedures.
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to think critically.
  • Good public speaking skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organization skills.

Education & Certifications

  • BSc degree required


  • 5-7 years of relevant experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

54gene celebrates diversity and is proud to be an inclusive employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a mental or physical disability, or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristics.


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