Career outlook for health and safety adviser
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would keep people safe from accidents, injuries and health problems in the workplace. You’d create health and safety policies and make sure employers and workers follow them.
Depending on your employer, your work could cover areas such as:
- Fire safety
- Occupational health
- Safe use of machinery
- Control of hazardous substances
- Develop effective policies and procedures
- Make regular inspections and risk assessments
- Keep records of accidents
- Advise on protective clothing and equipment
- Train employees on safety issues
- Investigate accidents and recommend improvements in safety standards
- Write reports
You’d work with Health and Safety Executive inspectors and trade unions.
You’d need to have a good knowledge of health and safety legislation and keep up to date with changes in the law.
In some companies, responsibility for health and safety may be part of another job role such as personnel or facilities management.
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