What job opportunities are available in health and safety? | FAQs

CAREER ADVICE, HEALTH   |   2 minutes  |   December 5, 2016

Are you considering investing in occupational health and safety training, but are unsure what OHS jobs are available to you?

Because occupational health and safety affects every organisation, the scope for OHS jobs is huge. Some occupational health and safety job opportunities include Safety Representative, Safety Officer, Safety Manager,  Safety Environmentalist and Safety Consultant. You could even work your way up to becoming a Construction Manager.

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Watch Christian Basgen, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety online short course, as he explains the options available to those seeking a career in safety management.

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Due to the diversity of the health and safety profession and industry, opportunities for jobs are starting from a Safety Representative, Safety Officer, Safety Manager and Safety Environmentalist who help companies set up a safety system. You can also work as a consultant when it comes to construction projects and any other health related issue. Every employer nowadays needs to look at health and safety and must have a responsible and trained person in place to take care of the health and safety system and oversee duties and responsibilities in that respect.