Health and Safety Officers

Health and safety officers counsel employees to ensure and promote health and safety in the workplace and co-ordinate accident prevention and health and safety measures within an establishment or organisation.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Gives talks and distributes information on accident prevention, and keeps up to date with the relevant legislation.
  • Counsels individuals on any personal or domestic problems affecting their work.
  • Maintains contact with those off work due to illness.
  • Compiles statistics on accidents and injuries, analyses their causes and makes recommendations to management accordingly.
  • Instructs workers in the proper use of protective clothing and safety devices and conducts routine tests on that equipment.
  • Helps to develop effective health and safety policies and procedures and carries out risk assessments.
  • Inspects workplace areas to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Monitoring, Speaking, Writing, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Learning Strategies, Science

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