May 17, 2019

Safety Officer

  • Royal Caribbean LTD
  • CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), The Bahamas
Full Time Hospitality & Tourism Officer Security Officer

Job Description

Safety Officer

Perfect opportunities begin with Perfect Day!

Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in CocoCay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

The Safety Officer position on Private Destinations is responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety laws, regulations, and policies in order to create a workplace where Crew Members can thrive in their roles while avoiding the risk of injury.

This role works with Island, Ship, and Shore Side Leadership to manage safety compliance and improve the injury prevention programs. This includes developing strategies to mitigate risks, managing incident record keeping, following up on corrective action, conducting compliance audits and inspections, training safety related topics, and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Safety Culture

  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding all KPIs that are directly influenced by this role.
  • Encourage a positive attitude towards health and safety among all Crew Members.
  • Maintain knowledge and practice Island Safety at a high level acting as mentor and advisor to all Crew Members.
  • Ensure all Crew Members view sustaining a safe environment as a responsibility of every role and perform their safety duties to the best of their abilities.
  • Allocate resources to maintain a best practice safety culture in all areas.
  • Provide a point of contact on injury prevention issues for all divisions of Royal Caribbean.
  • Provide experienced injury prevention support for new build projects.
  • Develop Safety Report that details improvements and corrections to be observed daily.
  • Leads operational safety meetings and provides safety related expertise and guidance to management responsible for enforcement of injury prevention and public health related policies and programs.


  • Ensure that all Crew Members are trained and competent to perform all aspects of their role safely.
  • Develop briefings and training's for both Island and Ship Crew Members to promote injury prevention and risk mitigation.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of all required Company, Regulatory, and Ride/Attraction Manufacturer Safety Training's at a "Train-the-Trainer" proficiency.
  • Train Island Leadership Team to conduct statistical analysis and recommendations from Crew and Guest injury data as required for Executive Committee briefings.
  • Attend meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required to support injury prevention initiatives.

Standards & Policies

  • Maintain compliance with international and company regulations and requirements. Ensure "The Royal Way", Safety, Environmental, Audits, and other company policies and standards are consistently maintained.
  • Lead and monitor the compliance of all safety standards for all rides, attractions, and equipment (i.e. commissioning, systematic inspections, preventative maintenance, replacement, etc.) with Island Leadership.
  • Establish and maintain formal health and safety documentation.
  • Ensure all equipment is operated as per the manufacturer's guidelines.

Emergency Management System

  • Lead the implementation, training, and revision of the Island's Emergency Management System with is Island, Ship, and Shore Side Leadership.
  • Maintain clear procedures for action to be taken in the event of an emergency.

Risk Management & Injury Prevention

  • Plan, develop, implement, and monitor a workplace safety and injury reduction program (i.e. Personal Protective Equipment, Evacuation, Fire Safety, Respiratory Protection, Chemical Management, Working at Heights, Food Safety, Corrective Action and Root Cause Analysis, etc.)
  • Ensure that the programs are effectively implemented and any deficiencies in their application are communicated to the responsible division head.
  • Ensure all equipment is in safe conditions for all to use and work on.
  • Actively encourage controlling risks in workplace activities. Develop Risk Register. The Risk Register is a formal document that defines the island's major risks and plans to reduce the impact of the risk through strategic initiatives.

Incident Management

  • Ensure all near misses, accidents, and incidents are immediately reported.
  • Investigate all accidents and incidents with Island Leadership to identify root causes and prevent recurrence.
  • Formulate and execute action plans based on findings from investigations including "lessons learned" training and the introduction of best practices.
  • Work with Island Leadership to improve the injury investigation process.
  • Systematically communication with stakeholders (i.e. Shore Side Private Destinations, Risk Management, Risk Prevention, etc.) during and after incidents.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related discipline.
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years hotel, theme park, cruise ship, maritime or industrial/public safety experience with primary responsibilities in the training, implementation and administration of safety systems and procedures strongly preferred
  • Strong experience and proven track record of achievements in field.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Full understanding of the Safety and Quality Management Program including injury and accident investigation responsibilities.
  • Train the Trainer Certification.
  • Displays leadership abilities while working as part of a team to yield goal-oriented results.
  • Previous exposure to international environments strongly preferred.
  • Strategic thinker with strong conceptual skills, self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Advance computer literacy in MS Office, incident management systems, Internet, etc.
  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially.
  • Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures - this includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and co-workers.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to see, hear, speak, comprehend, and communicate.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Ability to reach and bend.
  • Ability to walk upstairs.
  • Exposure to noise, cleaning chemicals, and dust.
  • Exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures.
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • On occasion, may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crawl.

Work Environment:

  • Office (inside)
  • Traveling
  • Outdoors, required to walk in extreme humid and hot conditions

Join us at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where great vacations begin with great employees!

RCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.