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Doing Iosh managing safely this week. Career advice needed

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Doing Iosh managing safely this week. Career advice needed

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Ok so I’m doing the Iosh managing safely course this week as a step towards a health and safety career.
My background is mainly manufacturing and forklift based to team leader standard. I have made numerous H&S suggestions over my career and look at that as a future career path.
So my question is upon completing the course do I apply for junior h&s jobs advertised or apply for team leader positions and do further study? Nebosh for example?
How many extra health and safety avenues will the Iosh open me up to???
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Re: Doing Iosh managing safely this week. Career advice needed

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Hi Andyshropshire456

Welcome to the forums :wave:

IOSH Managing Safely for me is more for a manger whose main responsibilities are not health & Safety which would allow them to understand what is required, it is a good course and one I would recommend for company management. In a previous company in the Middle East we ensured that all Project Managers completed this course.

On completion of your course, you could apply for junior H&S positions but it is sometimes quite difficult to become a health & safety professional without the NENOSH course. It isnt impossible to get a role with IOSH Managing Safely and industry experience (sometimes having those and being in the right place at the right time can get you the role) but if you check H&S Recruiters websites, they mostly request NEBOSH General Certificate as a minimum with lots more companies now requesting the NEBOSH Diploma.

The IOSH Managing Safely is a good stepping stone to the NEBOSH General Certificate (although some of the IOSH material will be repeated in the Gen Cert). When in the military a lot of people did the IOSH Safely before the NEBOSH as a taster to see if it was the right career choice for them.

Once you complete the IOSH course it may open up a few avenues for you but as previously mentioned employers are mainly looking for people with NEBOSH qualifications.

Hope that helps ./thumbsup..

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That’s great will thanks.
Pretty much as I expected. Perhaps best route is team leader roles. Do health and safety meetings and study for Nebosh.
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Re: Doing Iosh managing safely this week. Career advice needed

Post by Alexis »

Hello and Welcome Andy. :wave:

Perfect response from Willpool above as always.

Just as an added thought..... I wonder if there would perhaps be an opening within your current workplace for a Health and Safety Union Representative where you could enhance your future career aspirations! Your employer would also gain from your learning.

H&S Safety Reps are provided with support and training from their specific Union (as I am sure you are aware) and as you seem to already be involved in safety meetings, the more hands-on experience you can gain from your current employment the better. This would also assist in the application of H&S understanding of any future NEBOSH studies you embark upon.

Good to have you aboard and good luck with your chosen path into the H&S World. .salut
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Re: Doing Iosh managing safely this week. Career advice needed

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Long story but I left me previous employer a while ago due to family bereavement. This is a new start and different direction all in one
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