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 & 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.