3126 Safety Inspectors

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Safety Inspectors
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 800.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 770.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 798.80