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SHEQ (Safety, health, environment and quality) advisor

SHEQ advisors provide advice and guidance on all health and safety, environment and quality matters across an organisation.

The Role

  • Investigating accidents and writing reports
  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Completing risk assessments and site inspections
  • Suggesting improvements
  • Ensuring staff understand safety processes
  • Checking equipment is safe
  • Reviewing health and safety policies
  • Compiling statistics
  • Producing presentations in findings
  • Monitoring environmental impacts
  • SHEQ Advisors work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm However, in exceptional circumstances overnight or weekend work could apply


  • Newly trained SHEQ advisors can earn in the region of £25,000£30,000
  • Trained with experience SHEQ advisors can earn in the region of £30,000£35,000
  • Senior or chartered SHEQ advisors can earn in the region of £35,000£50,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.

Qualifications and Training

An Honours Degree in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, can be desirable, particularly in engineering, construction, law or health and safety. Some positions may require chartered status with a relevant body.

However, industry experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered, for example: IOSH Working Safely, IOSH Managing Safely, or CITB Site Safety Plus training courses.

Often there is a minimum requirement of NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety or equivalent.


SHEQ (Safety, health, environment and quality) advisor Case Study

Chloe Biddle

Chloe Biddle is a senior safety, health & environment (SHE) advisor at Wates Group.

Read moreabout Chloe Biddle

Progression Opportunities

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Next Steps


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Find out more

For information on the SHEQ Adviser role in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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