Safety First Always, Become a Health and Safety Advisor

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What does a Health & Safety Advisor do?

A Health & Safety Advisor has a number of responsibilities including:

  • Developing effective policies and procedures
  • Conducting and recording regular risk assessments and inspections
  • Keeping accident records
  • Carrying out and recording incident investigations
  • Training employees on safety issues
  • Staying up to date with health and safety legislation
  • Liaising with managers and making recommendations on safety standards
  • Working with Health and Safety Executive inspectors and trade unions

What you need to succeed

You need to be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Proven health and safety experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines

Studying to become a Health & Safety Advisor

You can self-fund or another way is to ask your Employer to support your training programme:

  • A level 3 health and safety qualification such as the NEBOSH National General Certificate. For more senior level roles, a level 6 qualification will also be required such as the NEBOSH National Diploma
  • You will ideally be working towards Graduate or Chartered status membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH/ CMIOSH) and already hold Technician status (Tech IOSH)
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Becoming a Chartered Health & Safety Advisor

There are a number of professional bodies that you can choose between in order to become a qualified Health & Safety Advisor including:


Career Progression

Health & Safety Advisor

in the range of £25,000

Health & Safety Manager

in the range of £30,000

Head of Health & Safety

in the range of £50,000


*The above salary figures are averages, per annum and a rough guideline as salaries will differ by geographic location and industry.

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