Health and Safety Trainer

A Health and Safety Trainer essential job is to educate the people who will be responsible for the proper conduct of health and safety in the workplace.

They are like safety coach. As a Safety Advisor/Coach they are a part of a team of network-based Safety Advisors to ensure the delivery of quality assurance inspections on company activities to ensure the relevant activities are being correctly managed and delivered. In some cases they are required to provide onsite monitoring/coaching with respect to multiple work streams.


Specific Duties of a Health and Safety Trainer

  • Deliver accredited and in-house Health and Safety Training e.g. Nebosh General, CITB Construction courses, IOSH Managing Safely, Safety Passport, Risk Assessment, Working at Heights and First Aid etc.
  • Complete and mark assessments
  • Liaise with customers to identify their specific requirements
  • Liaise with Awarding Bodies
  • Conducting training courses at our inhouse training centre but also from time to time to may be required to deliver training offsite.
  • Preparing all paperwork and handouts for your training events
  • Organize environmental health and safety training programs including the date, time, location and duration of training events
  • Train and educate new and existing employees in a particular company or various companies
  • Retrain employees when industry or company best practices are updated
  • Maintain organized training records for new and existing employees and ensure they are updated as required
  • Travel extensively as required to provide training to individuals, groups and companies; or train and develop within a single location
  • Communicate with management to provide reports on required training and training progress
  • Initiate safety meetings and accurately report details of meetings
  • Order workbooks and additional training materials required for training programs
  • Work with facilities to provide the necessary environment, infrastructure and venue for effective training of several to hundreds of employees
  • Vet software for training and professional development tracking and accreditation
  • Steer the content of training programs
  • Hire developers for the content of training programs, specializing in all areas of environmental health and safety
  • Determine training needs for employees and develop best practices for recertification and length of programming
  • Track metrics company- and industry-wide in order to determine best training practices
  • Improve and adapt existing training programs for delivery and efficiency
  • Work independently or direct a multidisciplinary team of individuals

Typical Requirement/Experience of a Health and Safety Trainer

Let me state here that the requirement of a Health and Safety Trainer actually depends on the need of the hiring organization, hence the level of expertise cannot be the same. For example, the expertise required for a Health and Safety Trainer in a construction setting cannot the same as that required by a telecom industry, oil and gas or food industry.

In this segment, I will highlight some typical requirement for a Health and safety Trainer.

Sample 1

  • Educated or suitably experienced in relevant engineering-based discipline (ideally a member of a professional body) with a breadth and depth of proven experience in engineering projects.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience of driving commercial value and enhanced safety performance
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures with detailed understanding of:
    – T/PM/MSL/1
    – T/PR/ML & SL Suite of Documents
    – GD/PR/EM Suite of Documents
    – T/PR/TMP/* Suite of Documents
    – SCO 1, 2, 4 & 5
  • Experience in an Operational (Emergency or Repair) environment with an understanding of:
    – Experience/Understanding of conducting on site QA checks/audits
    – Liaising with customers and key stakeholders
    – Gas Escape Management
    – Mains and Service Laying
    – Safe Control of Operations (SCO)
  • Supplier Contract Control Framework (SCCF)
  • Contract Management
  • Safety qualification (such as NEBOSH, IOSH Managing safely), HNC / GNO2 / Gas Safe or equivalent engineering qualification.
  • Has or working toward SCO 1, 2, 4 & 5, NRSWA Operative and/or Supervisor
  • SHEA Gas Safety Passport
  • Assessor Qualification (D32/33, A1 or TAQA)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to gain support and commitment from a wider operational group.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant engineering policies, procedures and legislation, including management of safety.
  • Collaboration with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Working in a collaborative, matrix organisation
  • Good IS capabilities and Full Driving Licence
  • Occasional overnight stays are required when necessary.

Sample 2

  • NEBOSH Construction / NVQ Equivalent Level 3 as a minimum
  • Level 3 Education and Training Award Teaching Qualification
  • Tech IOSH
  • Member of IOSH or similar professional body
  • A minimum of four years experience as Health & Safety Practitioner
  • Proven experience of delivering Health & Safety Training


HSE Trainer Job Prospect

As the demand for Health & Safety professionals is expected to grow around 4% between 2014 and 2024, the demand for business services such as professional education is also expected to rise in the region of 7%. This is the average across all roles in all industries and is unlikely to experience any significant gain. There may be upturn in the coming years as organizations take advantage of advances in technology. Blended learning and independent study will replace classroom study for professional education and training.


Average Annual Salary of a Health and Safety Trainer

Annual avearage salary of a HSE Trainer is pegged to about $60,160.



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By Ubong Edet

A passionate Health and Safety professional with a good level of field experience and relevant certifications including NEBOSH, OSHA, ISO, etc certifications. An Health and Safety activist who believes in the growth and continual improvement of the profession. He is going all out to create awareness and safe precious lives.

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