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Health and Safety Officer

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Health and safety officers ensure that the organisation they work for follows health and safety regulations to provide a safe work place. They aim to prevent injuries, accidents and health problems.

They are also known as safety officers or health and safety advisers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for newly qualified safety officers are in the range of £22,000 to £26,000 a year. With experience this rises to between £30,000 and £60,000 a year. Jobs in some sectors such as the oil and gas industries are more highly paid.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are jobs in local government, construction, engineering, manufacturing and the food, chemical and oil and gas industries.

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
2017
4599
0.1 %
RISE
2022
4604
  United Kingdom
2017
42660
0.4 %
RISE
2022
42843

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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.

British Safety Council (BSC)
Tel: 020 3510 8355
Website: http://www.britishsafetycouncil.co.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Website: http://careers.hse.gov.uk
Twitter: @H_S_E

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

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
Tel: 020 8741 9100
E-mail: info@iirsm.org
Website: http://www.iirsm.org/

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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