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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.


  • 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.

Current Vacancies

SECWYTH3004 - Hospital Security Officers, Manchester, M23
Manchester - Axis Group - 30 Apr 2018
Patient Safety Officer
Tameside General Hospital, Ashton Under Lyne - NHS Jobs - 15 May 2018
Mobile Response Security Officer
Liverpool - Churchill-Security Ltd - 12 May 2018
Enforcement Manager
Preston - Ministry of Justice - 9 May 2018
Mobile Patrol Supervisor/C212/ 113482/1
Manchester - G4S Plc UKSS - 11 May 2018

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £25,000 per annum and can progress up to £42,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,315 employed Health & Safety Officers in the region.

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