Health and safety inspector?
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Health and safety inspectors work to protect people's health and safety by making sure that risks in the workplace are properly controlled. They ensure employers comply with all aspects of health and safety laws and that workplaces are not the cause of ill health, injury or even death.
They do this by inspecting business premises, advising employers and investigating accidents, and through enforcement of the law.
Health and safety inspectors work mainly for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) , although they are also employed by local authorities and large organisations. They work either for a general team or specialise in a particular area, such as construction, forestry or hazardous goods.
Work activities vary depending on the geographical location and specialism but generally include:
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