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Safety First

Work, Health and Safety Officers ensure that everyone is safe and able to work confidently, by using training methods, science, and great observation skills. There are a lot of directions that you can take this career in, you can work in interesting locations and make a real difference to people’s lives and the workplace.

Work, Health & Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring the safe and compliant operation of the workplace. You will develop, implement, and evaluate risk management policies and programs, train employees in occupational health and safety procedures, monitor and audit the workplace for hazards, mental and physical, and record and investigate incidents to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

You will use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to avoid accidents and injuries.

You will enjoy this job if you like to:

  • Care about the safety of people and equipment
  • Inspect work environments to ensure safety.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Test facilities for environmental hazards
  • Design public or employee health programs
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.

Skills breakup on the job:

  • 57% Safety and hazard management
  • 16% Health and care
  • 10% Environmental management
  • 9% Human resources
  • 5% Data, analytics, and databases
  • 3% Communication and collaboration
  • 1% Security and emergency services

Core Competency Level (out of 10)

  • Planning and organising 9 High
  • Numeracy 5 Intermediate
  • Digital engagement 6 Intermediate
  • Teamwork 6 Intermediate
  • Writing 7 Intermediate
  • Reading 6 Intermediate
  • Learning 7 Intermediate
  • Problem solving 6 Intermediate
  • Oral communication 7 Intermediate
  • Initiative and innovation 7 Intermediate

Required level of training:

TASMSS0229-V01 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry -Whitecard

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

NONC0180A-V01 WHS for Health and Safety Representatives Course

TASMSS0301-V01 WHS for Managers and Supervisors Course

A first aid certificate is always a good idea too.

What to find out more?

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View Work, Health and Safety Officer Fact Sheet (PDF)