Health and safety managers are very important in the modern world, with opportunities available in consultancy organisations and in-house teams within large companies. In this role, you will have to use your skills and knowledge to ensure all health and safety practise are maintained at all times so that they promote a safer environment for employees and the public.
To become a health and safety manager, you will need a good knowledge of the regulations, policies and practises across the industries you work in or with. This is an experienced position and you may have responsibility for junior staff to ensure they are providing the right information and advice. Health and safety managers, especially in consultancy agencies, could involve travelling to different sites to meet with clients and evaluate potential hazards and make recommendations. This is also necessary within a large company but the criteria will always be the same due to working in the same industry.
Health and safety managers rely heavily on negotiating, communicating and socialising. They have excellent analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills that are known to be calm, patient and assertive.
Qualified health and safety managers tend to hold a degree, MSc or postgraduate diploma awarded from the IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). Attending higher education is essential as the only way to qualify is with an award. Health and Safety managers also require at least 3 years professional experience within the field and must also be able to pass two exams.
Our most recent survey established that Health and Safety Managers earn on average, £34,000 per anum depending on experience.
Fusion People have a large selection of Health and Safety Management jobs avaliable on the website. Every organisation will need a health and safety manager so why not try looking on company websites to see if they are also looking for staff.
We focus on people and personalities more than numbers. The health and safety manager job you get should be one that is successful for a long period, or for the duration of the contract if a temporary role. Our consultants work hard to build lasting relationships with clients to understand their needs and the needs of the health and safety manager roles available so that you have the best chance of success.