Health and safety officers counsel employees to ensure and promote health and safety in the workplace and co-ordinate accident prevention and health and safety measures within an establishment or organisation.
Entrants usually possess an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Higher level accredited qualifications (at Levels 4 to 6) are achievable via the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £25,000 per annum and can progress up to £42,000 per annum.
There are currently 5,315 employed Health & Safety Officers in the region.