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Safety Officer

1. Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced;
2. Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
3. Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented;
4. Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
5. Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
6. Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
7. Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
8. Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers;
9. Being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
10. Attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals;
11. Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins;
12. Ensuring the safe installation of equipment;
13. Managing and organising the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. asbestos;
14. Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.