Health and safety officers is to develop, maintain and protect health and safety standards within the organisation/company in accordance with current health and safety legislation. To provide advice on HSE legislation and HSE compliance. Also carrying out risk assessments and audits, health and safety policy.
- Identifying potential hazards and determining ways of reducing risks.
- Organising/attending health and safety meetings.
- Investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health among the staff.
- Advise, assist and control the procurement and issue of security and protective equipment.
- Conduct regular site/company assessments and advise on mitigation measures
- Assist in the management of security incidents and crises, provide timely and accurate incident reports and analysis, and support organizational lessons learned.
- Making presentations to groups of employees/managers.
- Ensuring that equipment is installed correctly/safely.
- Planning safe working practices and making necessary changes.
- Keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation.
- Monitoring and supervision (as required) of security guards, watchmen and SPUs.
- Prepare and submit security reports and trend analyses as required.
Skills and Qualification:
To become a health and safety officer, the candidate must possess any of the following qualifications:
- National Diploma in occupational health and safety.
- Diploma in occupational health and safety practice.
- Certificate/Diploma in Applied health and safety.
- Degree in general health and safety.