NEBOSH Jobs and Career Paths in Health and Safety
If you want to know what NEBOSH jobs are available, then take a look below at what you need for a career in health and safety. We also discuss what the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety can do to help you; along with the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction.
What qualifications are available?
When looking for a career in health and safety, you need to think about the kind of role you would like to do.
You cannot just choose a qualification. It is common for a health and safety practitioner who is just starting their career to attend an IOSH course.
Some options available are IOSH Managing or IOSH Working Safely. The NEBOSH General Certificate is a higher qualification than the above and it is a minimal requirement for a full-time health and safety job.
The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management in Construction will give you an in-depth understanding of your health and safety responsibilities.
The qualities required for a health and safety-related role
Employers generally look for attributes that fit entirely with the specific company and that you understand their values. Because of this, you need to show that you are eager and can cope with a range of different challenges.
Health and Safety Advisor
A Health and Safety Advisor’s day-to-day role would usually entail recommending and analysing the company’s health and safety plan and aligning that with current legislation. You will have to make sure that the teams below you are meeting their statutory responsibilities. Also, that they are following the company’s health and safety policy.
You may research how the company works and review company policies. You will have to review, correct and enforce them. Also, you will be required to liaise with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding any statutory notifications.
NEBOSH requires you to have some form of a recognised qualification. Usually either NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Construction or NEBOSH Diploma.
Health and Safety Officer
A Health and Safety Officer will work closely with the operational side of an organisation.
Therefore, you will be required to ensure that the company fully conforms to up-to-date health and safety legislation.
The job role will consist of conducting regular risk assessments, audits and inspections on site. Also, you will need to investigate and report on accidents in the workplace.
You must have Health and Safety Law Regulations, Health and Safety Management and Safe Systems of Work.
Therefore you will need to hold the minimum qualification of the NEBOSH General Certificate and have strong communication skills and be able to work proactively, independently and as part of a team.
There may be other titles for the profession, but they all hold a very similar role and all require a NEBOSH qualification:
- Health and Safety Auditor
- Health, Safety and CDM Advisor
- Senior Safety Advisor
- Health and Safety Coordinator
- Health and Safety Executive
- Environment, Health and Safety Manager
- Health and Safety Manager
The Benefits of NEBOSH courses
Here are some reasons why the NEBOSH General Certificate and NEBOSH Construction are beneficial qualifications to have. Read more here: NEBOSH Health and Safety courses benefits
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