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?
- 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
- how businesses function
- the industry they are working in.
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a health and safety adviser. However, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English are useful.
$40,000 - $140,000