Within a career in health and safety you might be responsible for policies, injuries, and illnesses – the industry requires a lot of knowledge and the ability to use it in the right way. This blog will give you some tips on starting a career in health and safety.
What kind of health and safety role you are after will change the qualification you should look into, but IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications can give you one of the best starting places for a career in HSE. Starting with the IOSH Working Safely qualification can be a good idea, as it provides a base layer of information for you to build on, as well as giving you an idea of whether health and safety is really for you.
For a more advanced role, you should consider one of the NEBOSH Diplomas, as these provide much more specialist knowledge.
These courses are often available with online learning, which is as they provide much more flexible study hours in comparison to class based learning.
While gaining qualifications can be great, gaining work experience in a health and safety role can give you a great idea of whether the industry is for you. This experience will also give you an idea of the types of challenges you will face in your career, and show how eager you are to work within health and safety. Any kind of health and safety experience is good experience, and should give you a head start when applying for jobs in the future!
Hopefully this has given you an idea of how to go about starting a career in health and safety, and you feel ready to put yourself out there.