Vocational or University Qualified
Work Health and Safety Advisers are in charge of organising an organization’s health and safety systems.
To ensure safe and healthy working conditions, Work Health and Safety Advisers establish, administer, and evaluate risk management policies and programmes, train personnel in health and safety procedures, perform workplace inspections and record and investigate accidents.
Work Health and Safety Advisors are caring and empathetic and have excellent written and verbal communication skills
“I love being able to make positive changes in my workplace and the diversity of skills that a safety career has given me.”
Tasks for this role
Developing, implementing and reviewing environmental health management plans and occupational health and safety plans
Preparing and implementing plans and strategies for the safe, economic and suitable disposal of commercial, industrial, medical and household wastes
Advising on and enforcing legislation, implementing prevention programs and strategies for communicable diseases, food safety, wastewater treatment and disposal systems, recreation and domestic water quality, contaminated and hazardous substances, and minimising air, sea, water and noise pollution to improve health outcomes
identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in the workplace
Developing, implementing and monitoring programs minimising workplace and environmental pollution involving chemical and physical hazards
Promoting ergonomic principles within the workplace such as matching furniture, equipment and work activities to the needs of employees
Inspecting and auditing workplaces, processes, plant, and chemical and physical hazards for legislative compliance
Training employees in personal protective equipment and safe working procedures
Recording and investigating injuries and equipment damage, and reporting safety performance
Coordinating the return of injured workers into the workplace
- Very high skill level
- Average Unemployment
- Practical, Analytical, Administrative and Helping
- Sedentary/Light/Medium physical demand
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