Safety Officer Job Description

Safety Officer Job Description

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Safety Officer Job Description

Safety officers are responsible for monitoring activities and ensuring that nobody is violating safety regulations both onsite and in the workplace.

Usual Responsibilities

  • Promoting a continuous improvement culture and implement best practice management systems in the workplace.
  • Develop, train others, enforce, and audit safety standards and regulations.
  • Monitor daily site tasks and provide advice on risks and controls.
  • Ensure compliance with all company procedures, and regulatory and legislative requirements for Health and Safety.
  • Ensure that OHS induction and training is provided to all employees and subcontractors,
  • Manage Subcontractor H&S compliance.
  • Undertake audits to verify compliance.
  • Investigate any injuries, incidents and near misses and recommend appropriate corrective actions.
  • Co-ordinate return to work activities.


  • 5-10 years experience in the roads construction environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships internally as well as externally.
  • Excellent skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning, communication and organising along with the ability to positively influence improved Health and Safety outcomes.
  • Ability to work on a FIFO/DIDO basis
  • Degree, Diploma or similar and a current member of a relevant professional institution
  • Lead Investigator qualification
  • Safety Auditor
  • Relevant and up-to-date First Aid Certificate.

Average salary bracket: $65k to $90k AUD

Salary is based on © 2021 PayScale statistics and research, view their website here.

This job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/ New Zealand market. 

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