Health and Safety Officer Jobs

Health and Safety Officer Jobs offer expert knowledge and skills in order to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture. Health and safety officer jobs play a key role in helping control occupational risk.

From multinational organisations to small consultancies, Health and Safety Officers work in partnership with employers, employees, directors and trade unions. Health and Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring that all safety legislation is adhered to and policies and practices adopted, they help plan, implement, monitor and review the protective and preventative measures that companies are required or choose to follow. They work tominimise operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.

Throughout the profession, work activities are va ried Health and Safety Officers and may depend on the employer or employment sector. However, tasks typically involve preparing Health and Safety strategies and developing internal policy; outlining safe operational procedures, which identify all relevant hazards and accurately assess risks; carrying out risk assessments and looking at how risks could be reduced and planning practical and effective solutions towards safe working practices.

Duties and responsibilities in Health and Safety Officer Jobs

Health and Safety Officers may negotiate with managers and operators to try to eliminate conflict between production and safety considerations; make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation; liaise with officials from the regulatory authorities to ensure the organisation is compliant with mandatory regulations; keep up to date with new legislation and carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.

Keeping records of inspections findings and producing reports suggesting improvements; keeping records of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers; leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks; producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins and carrying out accident investigations on sites and producing subsequent reports and recommendations will be expected from the health and safety adviser.

Health and Safety Officers will also liaise with authorities; developing preventative and remedial programmes of health and safety; advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases; carrying out fire drills; ensuring the safe installation of equipment and managing hazardous substances and the disposal of chemicals, e.g. asbestos.

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  1. Health, Safety & Security Manager

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £30000 to £34000 p/a

    Category: Health & Safety

    Our Client operates a collection of premium hotels and resorts that feature the highest level of design and service. They are currently looking to recruit an experienced Health, Safety & Security professional for their prestigious 5* Edinburgh property.The Role - The primary role of the Health, Safety & Security Manager is to ...

  2. International Recruitment Consultant – Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Location: Europe

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Recruitment & Selection Specialist

    International Recruitment Consultant – Edinburgh, Scotland.
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    Working closely alongside one of the company owners of this small specialist boutique International Recruitment firm operating all across the globe from their offices in central Edinburgh.
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  3. Recruitment Coordinator

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Recruitment - Inhouse

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for a Recruitment Coordinator for our client at their resort based in Argyll and Bute. Due to location, the successful applicant must be able to drive and have access to their own transport.
     
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  4. HR Administrator

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £20766 to £22445 p/a

    Category: Assistant/Administration

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with an Edinburgh based third sector organisation who are currently seeking a HR Administrator to join their busy team.

    This is a pivotal role within the team and you will be required to provide comprehensive administrative support to a team of three to ensure ...

  5. Industrial Recruitment Consultant

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £22000 to £28000 p/a

    Category: Recruitment Consultancy

    “Ambitious and talented Industrial Recruitment Consultant, commercially focused with a target driven attitude, a fierce competitive streak and a desire to work with and nurture like-minded colleagues.”
    If you were writing about yourself in the third person, would this describe you??? If the answer is no, then thanks, but perhaps ...