Health & Safety Advisor
Health and safety advisers monitor workplace health and safety hazards, train employees on health and safety procedures, and investigate accidents.
What do Health & Safety Advisors do at work?
- Develop policies and procedures to minimise workplace hazards.
- Identify hazards and risks that may affect the health of workers.
- Educate and train staff in managing workplace risks.
- Encourage staff to participate in health and safety procedures.
- Inspect workplaces to check health and safety procedures are followed.
- Record and investigate incidents and injuries, and equipment damage.
- Help injured staff return to work.
- Prepare reports on safety performance.
Skills and knowledge
- Health and safety advisers need to have knowledge of:
- Health and safety legislation
- Work-related illnesses and injuries, and rehabilitation strategies
- WorkSafe policies, guidelines, and procedures
- Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) procedures, and how an organisation becomes ACC-accredited.
- International health and safety standards and tools
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a health and safety adviser. However, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English are useful.
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