Safety Officers’ services include all the obligations specified by national legislation (Code of Law Enactment regarding Occupational Health & Safety, Law 3850/2010) which is an obligation of all employers.
The conditions, obligations and work specifications for undertaking Safety Officer’s duties, are specified in the corresponding legislation.
The role of the Safety Officer is to provide consultation to employers with suggestions and advice, in writing or orally, on health and safety issues regarding the workforce and on preventing occupational accidents. Written suggestions are documented in a booklet (titled Safety Officer’s Suggestions Book), which is endorsed by the Labor Inspection Force.
The minimum time required and duration of the Safety Officer’s inspection in each business and site is precisely determined by law. The Safety Officer follows an annual inspection schedule, which is endorsed by the Labor Inspection Force through the SEPENET online system.
Assessing the needs of corporations and organizations for essential Health & Safety services, Biosafety has developed a powerful network of Safety Officers covering every part of the country, while activities span outside nationwide levels. All Safety Officers are supported, supervised, trained and evaluated, thus ensuring high quality provided services to businesses that place their trust in Biosafety.
Safety Officer’s role is crucial to businesses, for its essential legal obligations as well as, for his/her actions and interests concerning Occupational Health & Safety.
Proper and efficient business operation of a corporation, in its entirety, is directly linked with qualitative and documented work of the Safety Officer.
Safety Officer’s role & duties
- In issues relating with design, planning, construction and maintenance
- In issues related with the introduction of new production processes, means and equipment
- Regarding the selection and monitoring of personal protective equipment efficiency
- In matters of arrangement of the working environment and organization of the production process.
- The safety of facilities and technical means
- The safety of production processes and working methods
- The implementation of Health & Safety measures
- Accidents’ prevention, by correspondingly informing the departments’ supervisors and the company’s management.
Supervision & improvement of working conditions
For the supervision of working conditions, the Safety Officer:
- Inspects all workplaces
- Reports any oversights regarding Health & Safety measures
- Suggests risk mitigation measures and oversees their implementation
- Oversees the correct use of personal protective equipment
- Investigates the causes of accidents and proposes prevention measures regarding similar events in the future
- Oversees the fire safety and alarm drills
To improve the working conditions, the Safety Officer:
- Ensures that all the personnel abide by the Health & Safety rules
- Informs and guides employees against occupational hazards and their mitigation measures
- Participates in the training and implementation of Health & Safety training programs