Health, Safety and Compliance Programmes

What is Health and Safety
Health & Safety is of paramount importance in the modern working environment. It is also known as occupational safety, and it is a field that is concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people within any workplace. All employees within a workplace environment are entitled to a controlled health and safety measure. According to the health and safety law, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe environment for employees to work within. Employers must focus on primary areas of workplace safety including lighting, ability to move around the premises, cleanliness, hygiene and welfare, comfortable working conditions and work outdoors. For more information on a safe place of work head to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
Opportunities in Health and Safety
Health and Safety qualifications are sought after in a range of industries, including construction and oil and gas.If individuals are looking to embark upon a role in HR it is almost certain that they will require a qualification in occupational health & safety. Careers in human resources include:
Human resource officer
A human recourse officer is responsible for focusing on the business objectives of the employer, and the development and implementation of staff policies.
Office Manager
The role of the office manager is to ensure the health and safety of employees, and to effectively oversee the performance of tasks and activities within the office.
Occupational psychologist
An occupational psychologist is responsible for improving staff job satisfaction levels and getting the most out of an organisation’s workforce.
HR Consultant/Human Resource Management
The role of a HR consultant, also known as a human resource manager, is to provide solutions to businesses of all sizes, get involved with the management of the organisation’s workforce and to maximise company performance.
Training and development officer
The role of a training and development officer will focus on improving staff motivation and ensuring staff have the relevant training, experience and qualifications to complete tasks within the job description.
How to start a career in Health and Safety
There is no distinct career path in an occupational health & safety role as there are a number of job positions that require an understanding of workplace safety. In some cases, individuals can go on to study a Human Resources related degree at university, which will enable them to embark upon a career in the HR industry, which too, focuses on the importance of understanding workplace safety. To be eligible to study at university, contact the course providers for specific pre-requirements, however, most will require applicants to have at least a grade C in GCSE English and Maths (if not higher), and 112 points at A Level or equivalent. If you’re in a managerial position within an organisation, it may be required that you have the appropriate and relevant training of workplace safety, which can be achieved by completion of relevant courses and diplomas.
Occupational Health & Safety Courses
e-Careers is an accredited online training provider offering a range of occupational health & safety courses. These courses can be broken down into several areas including first aid, food safety, IOSH, NEBOSH and Workplace Compliance. The advantage of studying with e-Careers is that you can study around your work and/or family commitments as well as balance your leisure and social activities. e-Careers courses are also well suited to novice beginners or the more experienced professionals looking to validate their existing level of experience. Occupational Health & Safety courses include:
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