How to become a Safety Inspector | Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a safety inspector

Monitor and report compliance with health and safety regulations to help protect workers, the environment, and the public.

What does a safety inspector do?

Duties and tasks

  • Ensure that workers utilise the proper protective gear.
  • Handle safety meetings and campaigns as well as accompanying training.
  • Inspect fire prevention equipment and safety supplies to make sure that they are up to standards.
  • Look at why any accidents and/or fatalities took place and, if necessary, collecting evidence of non-compliance with legislation.
  • Make sure that hazardous materials are stored in compliance with guidelines.
  • Offer advice to companies about how to meet national occupational requirements.
  • Understand national safety standards and industry standards and inspecting machines, equipment, work sites, factories and clothing with these standards in mind.
  • Work to detect potential hazards, such as toxic fumes and explosive compounds.

Industry bodies

Related jobs

  • Building surveyor
  • Environmental health professional
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Local government inspector
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Training officer

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