Profession agricultural inspector

Agricultural inspectors monitor agricultural operations in farms and other agricultural facilities. They inspect activities such as health and safety measures, costs and production processes to ensure that workers and their activities comply with proper legislation and standards. Agricultural inspectors also analyse and report on their findings.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Agricultural production principles

    Principles and conditions of organic and sustainable agricultural production.

  • Incidents and accidents recording

    The methods to report and record incidents and accidents in the workplace.

  • Agronomical production principles

    The techniques, methods and principles of conventional agronomical production.

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

  • Pollution prevention

    The processes used to prevent pollution: precautions to pollution of the environment, procedures to counter pollution and associated equipment, and possible measures to protect the environment.

Skills

  • Perform inspection analysis

    Investigate and report on inspection procedures, techniques, equipment and materials.

  • Communicate health and safety measures

    Ensure that current standards are understood and applied. Keep a record of injuries. Provide advice, instructions, etc.

  • Identify hazards in the workplace

    Perform safety audits and inspections on workplaces and workplace equipment. Ensure that they meet safety regulations and identify hazards and risks.

  • Follow up complaint reports

    Follow up complaints or accident reports in order to take adequate measures to solve problems. Contact the relevant authorities or internal staff to provide solutions in various situations.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Analyse business processes

    Study the contribution of the work processes to the business goals and monitor their efficiency and productivity.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Conduct environmental surveys

    Conduct surveys in order to collect information for analysis and management of environmental risks within an organisation or in a wider context.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Monitor work site

    Regularly ensure that working conditions on site meet health and safety requirements; ensure that the proposed work will not pose a threat to the physical integrity of others.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

  • Enforce sanitation procedures

    Ensure standards of sanitation and cleanliness essential to effective control of fungi and other parasites under intensive culture conditions. Obtain uncontaminated fish and eggs by strict sanitary procedures and avoidance of carrier fish. Supervise the isolation and identification of the agent with specific immune antiserum.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse environmental data agricultural chemicals provide livestock advice and guidance manage maintenance operations present evidence collect weather-related data food safety principles inspect machinery inspect animal welfare management provide advice to farmers horticulture principles gather data agricultural equipment keep task records animal welfare european pesticide legislation assess environmental impact manage farm supplies budgetary principles agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feed products develop agricultural production plans perform food safety checks cost management quality criteria for storage facilities conduct field work advise on soil and water protection monitor crops check payment