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Health and Safety Inspector

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Health and safety inspectors make sure that places of work are safe for workers and members of the public.

They inspect machinery, management systems, working methods, and the use and storage of dangerous substances. They check that employers and employees follow health and safety regulations.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for trainee health and safety inspectors in the UK start at around £26,500 a year. The starting salary for HSE trainee inspectors on the HSE Regulators' Training Programme (RTP) is £29,472 a year. This rises to £37,292 a year after completion of the programme and promotion to the main grade inspector, which usually takes two years.

With up to 5 years' experience this can rise to £50,000 a year and senior specialists can earn up to around £80,000 a year.

The civil service offers a good pension scheme and additional benefits.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Health and safety inspectors mainly work for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE in Scotland has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. The HSE website has a list of current vacancies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4645
2.1 %
RISE
2023
4744
  United Kingdom
2018
44226
2.4 %
RISE
2023
45276

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Civil Service Jobs
Website: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Website: http://careers.hse.gov.uk
Twitter: @H_S_E
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hsejob

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Tel: 0116 257 3100
Website: http://www.iosh.co.uk/
Twitter: @IOSH_tweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IOSHofficial

SHP4Jobs
Website: http://www.shp4jobs.co.uk
Twitter: @SHPOnline
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHPMag

SHP 4 Jobs is the official point of contact for IOSH (Health and Safety) jobs

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