The Health and Safety Manager of an organisation is responsible for ensuring that a workplace is adhering to health and safety procedures.
Health and Safety Managers’ overall role is to reduce the risk of work-related illness, accidents and injuries in the workplace. This is done by implementing and enforcing the company’s health & safety policy. You will also be responsible for:
You will need to make sure that all workers understand the importance of Personal Protective Equipment. You will also need to teach workers how to properly inspect PPE to ensure that it is suitable for its purpose.
A Safety Manager would earn between £25k – £44k depending on location and experience.
Health and safety professionals would usually have the postgraduate level qualifications already such as their Tech IOSH and a minimum of a 2:2 degree or equivalent in health and safety. Courses such as NCRQ or the NEBOSH Certificate are great qualifications to improve health and safety knowledge. The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is an ideal qualification for health and safety professionals who want to gain the Black CSCS card to work on a construction site.
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