How to become a safety inspector
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.
- 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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