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Safety Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Safety Officers need to check workplace and site safety and ensure all workers are working in a safe environment

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Construction project supervision knowledge and skills

As responsible staff of occupational safety and health of construction projects at construction sites, Safety Officers must ensure that occupational safety and health measures at construction sites are properly observed and followed from start to finish. They must coordinate effectively with professionals, peers, site supervisors and workmen to ensure that the projects are free from accidents.

Professional knowledge and skills in construction works

Safety Officers must apply professional knowledge and skills in relation to construction works to solve issues and problems at work from time to time.

Professional knowledge and skills in occupational health and safety

Safety Officers must always apply professional knowledge and skills in relation to occupational health and safety to solve issues and problems at work.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • (i) a bachelor's degree or post-graduate diploma in occupational safety and health, or equivalent, with at least 1-year relevant experience; (ii) a bachelor's degree in Science/ Engineering/ or equivalent, and a recognised certificate/ diploma/ higher diploma/ or equivalent in occupational safety, with at least 1-year relevant experience; (iii) a recognised certificate/ diploma/ higher diploma/ or equivalent in occupational safety and health, with at least 2-year relevant experience (of which 1-year must be post-qualification); (iv) a recognised certificate in construction safety and health, with at least 2-year relevant experience (of which 1-year must be post-qualification)

Experience

  • at least 1-year relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 13-28

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 29-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-39

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 40-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Safety Officers usually work at the construction sites, where they monitor and enforce safety measures.

Tools

  • Digital Camera
  • First Aid Kits
  • Hard hats
  • Heating tracing equipment - Infrared Thermometer
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety harnesses or belts - Safety harnesses
  • Safety masks
  • Safety shoes
  • Self-Contained Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus
  • Two ways radios

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