Health and Safety Professionals - Who are they?

Posted in : HR Updates on 15 February 2010
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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Health and Safety is the subject of derision in many quarters, from gentle mocking by television and radio presenters to spurious headlines in the tabloids and occasionally all-out attacks on the profession. The popular media appears very keen to tell us what to think about ‘Elf n’ Safety’. Here we discuss who Health and Safety people are and what motivates them.

Spotting a Competent Safety Professional

So who is a Safety Professional? They can be identified firstly by their qualifications e.g. the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice or an equivalent

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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