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Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.
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Safety Inspectors
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
5,800
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • examining equipment specifications, and inspecting and testing machines, equipment and clothing to ensure compliance with safety standards and serviceability
  • inspecting factories and other work sites to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations
  • observing workers to ensure protective devices are being utilised according to regulations and that combustible and other hazardous materials are used and stored in accordance with approved procedures
  • conducting tests in work areas to detect toxic fumes, explosive gas-air mixtures and other work hazards
  • ensuring fire prevention equipment and other safety supplies, such as first aid kits, stretchers and blankets, conform to standards
  • assisting in conducting safety meetings and campaigns, and organising training in general safety principles in keeping with regulations
  • advising organisations on ways to comply with occupational health and safety legislative requirements
  • investigating incidents and fatalities, to determine causes and to collect evidence of non-compliance with occupational health and safety legislation

Job Titles

  • Safety Inspector

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety *
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety *
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety, Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety *

University

  • Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety *

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