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Health and Safety Officers

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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £15039. Normal pay is £29087 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £41416.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Listening


  • Monitoring


  • Speaking


  • Writing


  • Active Learning


  • Critical Thinking


  • Mathematics


  • Learning Strategies


  • Science


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