The roles and responsibilities of OSH professionals vary regionally, but may include evaluating working environments, developing, endorsing and encouraging measures that might prevent injuries and illnesses, providing OSH information to employers, employees, and the public, providing medical examinations, and assessing the success of worker health programs.
The role of the health and safety consultant is to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. They assist customers in identifying workplace hazards, which affect health. Provide expert advice on products, premises and processes, which may affect health at work. Assist customers in identifying areas for health improvement, to improve staff health, staff performance and patient care.
The biggest advantage of using a consultant is to acquire a specialist service, without your business having to hire a full time specialist or rely on untrained or unmotivated staff to direct safety initiatives in your business.
They support a safe working environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting basic training and using a range of state of the art tools, processes and standard practice solutions to OHS risks and their management, particularly aimed at routine and well-known processes and work. They oversee and drive monitoring and compliance in relation to technical and behavioral risk controls. They are likely to have a focus on the workplace and the organization’s primary processes and communicate predominantly at middle management, supervisor and shop-floor levels. They usually work under supervision or mentoring (which may be indirect) focused on known contexts within established parameters. Within those parameters they have substantial personal responsibility for the planning and quality of their own work.
They are primarily responsible for ensuring that risks in the workplace are controlled and that organizations are successfully meeting safety standards. Safety consulting allows businesses to have their health and safety practices objectively evaluated, bringing them up to necessary standards
At Main & Associates we have a proactive and systematic approach that involves us assessing the health and safety risk to your organization and then helping you to eliminate them. We are experts in OH&S Risk Management. We tailor and strategies specific OH&S systems for small to medium businesses and develop compliant processes that will save you time, money and reduce your risks. We take a consultative approach to corporate safety and environmental protection that enable you to satisfy your shareholders, your legal and corporate social responsibilities and your obligation to your employees and the environment.