What is the difference between an HSE officer and an engineer?
The role of a safety officer is to ensure that the workforce follows safety procedures and processes in accordance with legislation, best practices recommendations, and internal corporate rules. Depending on the size of the organization, the safety officer may report directly to a supervisor or the company owner.
They may not have any safety education or training, unlike safety engineers. They are frequently senior employees with a track record of safe behavior.
A qualified mechanical or chemical engineer, on the other hand, is a safety engineer. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe working environment. They will monitor working conditions and take steps to create a workplace that anticipates and controls chronic or acute hazards.