Health, Safety and Environment too!

Health, Safety and Environment too!


  • Date: Monday 13th September 2010

Recent research suggests that more than half of all health and safety managers are now responsible for managing environmental issues at work.

The study, which was carried out by NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) analysed one hundred job adverts for health and safety management roles over a 2 month period earlier this year. Over half (55%) of the advertised positions mentioned responsibility for environmental management. And while the majority of vacancies were for “health and safety managers” or “health and safety advisers,” a large proportion of the jobs advertised (42%) included “environmental” within the job titles – such as “Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager” and “Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Manager.”

NEBOSH chief executive, Teresa Budworth commented “We’ve seen a dramatic change in the role of health and safety manager in the past ten years,” said. “Environmental management has become a key part of the job, and a demand for knowledge of quality and compliance management is beginning to emerge too.
“It’s also clear from the salary level of many of these positions that a significant proportion of employers are now recognising the level of professionalism and know-how that’s needed to be an effective health, safety and environmental manager.”

Of the positions that included responsibilities for environmental management, a quarter (25%) asked for associate membership of IEMA or a NEBOSH Environmental Certificate or Diploma.

For more information and details on Environmental training call our administration team on 01752 201616 or email contact@ssg.co.uk .  For details on the study, please visit the NEBOSH website www.nebosh.org.uk.


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