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Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) professionals assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies and procedures.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility, and salary and career options can improve with chartered status.
Many people can enter this role after gaining experience in the industry in a different craft/technical or professional capacity. They may have also gained health and safety training to assist in this role, such as IOSH's Working Safely, Managing Safely qualification or through CITB Site Safety Plus training courses.
Entrants may have studied a degree in health and safety or risk management for entry into the profession. Alternatively, construction degrees in engineering, business and management, or law may also be beneficial.
In addition, there is usually a minimum requirement of National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH)
If not already gained, training may also include IEMA approved courses (training aligned to the environmental profession), such as IEMA Approved Associate Certificate course in Environmental Management - a professional qualification for those dedicated to improving sustainability and environmental management within their organisation.