1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3992-11 Safety Inspector

Inspects machinery, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure conformity with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examines equipment specifications, and inspects and tests machinery, equipment and clothing to ensure conformity with safety standards and serviceability
  • inspects factories and other work sites to ensure conformity with government and industry standards and regulations
  • inspects public places and working conditions, investigates accidents, studies causes and recommends action
  • inspects insured buildings, vehicles and commercial and industrial establishments to evaluate conditions and practices affecting insurance risk and to develop safety programs
  • observes 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
  • conducts tests in work areas to detect toxic fumes, explosive gas-air mixtures and other work hazards
  • ensures fire prevention equipment and other safety supplies such as first aid kits, stretchers and blankets conform to standards
  • assists in conducting safety meetings and campaigns, organises training in general safety principles in keeping with regulations
  • may report unsafe conditions and careless actions of workers

Specialisations:
Boilers and Pressure Vessels Inspector
Gas Examiner
Lifts and Cranes Inspector
Mines Inspector

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