Health And Safety Officer

Health And Safety Officer Job Description

Health And Safety Advisers/officers Develop, Maintain And Protect Health And Safety Standards Within Public And Private Organisations In Accordance With Current Health And Safety Legislation.

Health And Safety Officers/advisers Are Employed By A Wide Range Of Public And Private Sector Organisations Including Local Authorities, Hospitals, Hotels, Restaurants, Construction/engineering Companies, Colleges, Universities, Manufacturers, Large Private Companies And Food Processing/packaging Plants.

Health And Safety Officer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • identifying potential hazards
  • determining ways of reducing risks
  • planning safe working practices and making necessary changes
  • keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation
  • ensuring that equipment is installed correctly/safely
  • writing reports, bulletins and newsletters
  • providing health and safety training courses for employees and managers
  • investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health
  • writing internal health and safety policies/strategies
  • drawing-up safe operational procedures
  • undertaking risk assessments
  • compiling statistics
  • making recommendations following accidents/incidents
  • liaising with relevant authorities
  • organising/attending health and safety meetings
  • safely handling hazardous substances
  • making regular site inspections
  • keeping up to date with developments within the profession
  • making presentations to groups of employees/managers.

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