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Safety, Health and Environment Technician

Safety, Health and Environment Technician

On a safety, health and environment technician apprenticeship course, you’ll help advise on statutory health, safety and environmental requirements.

The apprenticeship will prepare you to work in any organisation or industry, on a single site or over many contracts. You’ll advise folks on operating correctly without hurting themselves or others in front of an audience.

You will work with the organisation’s management and delivery team to offer guidance on statutory health, safety, and environmental duties related to the company’s operations.

You will also ensure that legal and company safety, health, and environmental standards are fulfilled. 

Daily, you will establish, assess, and monitor the implementation of safe work techniques and provide training, investigate events, analyse data, and report outcomes to the management team.

You will collaborate with all parts of the organisation to help develop a culture that ensures everyone can return home to their family and friends every day unharmed.

What you’ll learn

On a safety, health and environment technician apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Present and hold an audience’s attention, such as while delivering SHE training, toolbox lectures, inductions, or presenting data or investigation findings to the workforce or management team. 
  • Assist the management team in establishing, administering, implementing, and monitoring the safety, health, and environment.
  • Encourage the practical application of workplace instructions and supplier or manufacturer instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials, and products.
  • Assist in implementing SHE inspections and monitoring systems that exhibit a balance between enforcement and internal support.
  • Participate in and/or assist in SHE performance monitoring, analysis, and reporting.
  • Prepare and maintain records on safety, health, and the environment following legal and workplace requirements and are accessible to those authorised to use them. 
  • Assist the management team in establishing, managing, and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local governments, Health and Human Services, and others.
  • Investigate concerns of safety, health, and the environment, as well as best practices. Examine any changes to health and safety regulations, such as amendments to the Construction, Design, and Management Regulations or updates to the Control of Substances Regulations.
  • Recognise where decisions have a monetary cost and assist in creating a budget.
  • Recognise whether an activity might benefit from the involvement and understanding of other internal departments, such as HR, Finance, IT, or Occupational Health.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Five GCSEs, including English and maths, and level 1 knowledge of standard office computer applications.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of three distinct assessment methods: 

  • Knowledge exam 
  • Work Project Report and presentation
  • Professional discussion

Duration and level

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 2, 2022

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