Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprenticeship
The role will be partly office based and partly at the work front providing advice to others on how to work without harming themselves or others.
The Technician will work with the management and delivery team of the organisation to advise on the statutory health, safety and environmental requirements as they affect the company’s operations. They will assist the management team in ensuring that the legal and company SHE requirements are implemented.
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Advanced apprenticeships are also known as level 3 apprenticeships and are equivalent to completing 2 A-levels. Often following on from an intermediate apprenticeship, advanced apprenticeships offer further training and qualifications, more money, and the chance to move on to both higher and degree apprenticeships in the future.
Level 3 Apprenticeship Safety, Health & Environment Technician
On a daily basis the SHE Technician will assist to develop, review and check on the implementation of safe systems of work, deliver training (e.g. toolbox talks & inductions), investigate incidents, analyse data and present findings to the management team. The SHE Technician will engage with all aspects of the organisation to support the embedment of a culture that ensures everyone is able to return to their family and friends unharmed every day whilst also protecting and enhancing the global land, air and water resources for future generations.
This will be achieved by inspiring and influencing others to see the benefit of working responsibly, understanding the legal framework and showing how safety, health and environmental management can enhance operational activities.
Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved or be working towards 5 GCSE’s A*- C including English and Maths as well as having knowledge to level 1 equivalent for commonly used office computer applications.
- The moral reasons for good safety, health and environmental working practices, ensuring no harm to people or the environment.
- The statutory health, safety and environmental legislation and sources of associated guidance and information applicable to their working environment. E.g. Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Management at Work Regulations 1999, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995.
- How a SHE Management system works, the range of standards which a typical HSE professional would be involved with e.g. OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and if applicable how these are applied in their working environment.
- Appropriate methods for identifying, evaluating and controlling hazards relevant to their workplace. E.g. 5 steps to Risk Assessment and involving people who are experienced in the activity.
- The range of work activities in a given situation and identify how to prioritise and scope out the hazards with the potential to cause harm and/or loss.
- The difference between occupational hygiene, health surveillance and health and wellbeing campaigns and methods for implementing these in the workplace.
- How to plan and have systems in place to manage change during an activity relevant to the working environment.
- How people think and why they make decisions which can lead to risk, how behaviours can be used, the components of a behavioural program and potential blockers to the successful implementation of a behavioural programme.
- How to plan for Safety, Health or Environmental emergencies – e.g. accidents, exposure to hazardous substances, fire, pollution.
- Theories for incident causation and prevention such as James Reason’s Swiss Cheese model, Heinrich and Hertzberg theories (Domino, Competency Matrix) including behavioural considerations and implications on business risk (fines, reputation, lost work etc).
- How to write and present a business justification e.g. cost/benefit analysis to influence managers.
The apprenticeship will typically last 24 months.
Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL
Link to Professional Registration
Upon completion learners will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH level.
Level 3 Safety, Health & Environment Apprenticeship
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