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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.

Tasks

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

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Higher level accredited qualifications (at Levels 4 to 6) are achievable via the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £26,000 per annum and can progress up to £43,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,366 employed Health & Safety Officers in the region.

Current Vacancies

Health & Safety Officer – Placements/Apprenticeships

Nelson and Colne College
24 Jun 2019

Office / Facilities Manager

Jark (Bradford) Ltd
6 Jun 2019

Administrator

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
17 Jun 2019

Administrator BLUA83768

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
18 Jun 2019

Health and Safety Consultant (NEBOSH) BLUH83918

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
19 Jun 2019

Destinations of Health and Social Care Completers July 2018

49% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

19% of students went on to Higher Education

4% of students went on to employment

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