Level 3 Safety, Health, and Environment Technician

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Introduction to the Apprenticeship

Working with all levels of an organisation, either large or small, the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Technician provides advice and support to operational, technical, and management teams.

This Level 3 apprenticeship supports the Technician who will work with the management and delivery team of the organisation to advise on the statutory health, safety, and environmental requirements as they affect the company’s operations. They will assist the management team in ensuring that the legal and company SHE requirements are implemented.

The standard supports SHE Technician who are working towards or are currently working in or managing teams and/or projects across the SHE spectrum. They will typically assist to develop, review, and check on the implementation of safe systems of work, deliver training (e.g., toolbox talks & inductions), investigate incidents, analyse data, and present findings to the management team. The SHE Technician will engage with all aspects of the organisation to support achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisation's strategy.

Advising others on how to work, environmental management, and practicing good practice, through application of statutory and regulatory requirements, will be core strands. These will assist the SHE Technician to develop, review, and check on the implementation of safe systems of work, deliver training and inductions, investigate incidents, analyse data, and present findings to the management team.

Individuals who have not achieved Maths and English qualifications or those who do not have copies of their certificates will be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skills during their apprenticeship programme but must be working at Level 2 prior to the programme start date.

Individuals who want to achieve professionally recognised qualifications can also access additional study outside of their apprenticeship, through off the job learning and completing NCFM’s relevant professional short courses.

The method of assessment is through scenario-based assessment, knowledge exam, presentations to peers and management, project work, and building a portfolio of evidence, with professional discussion, prior to undertaking End Point Assessment.

Apprenticeship Standard

For more information about the Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment Technician standard, go to: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/safety-health-and-environment-technician-v1-2.

Apprenticeship Qualification Modules (Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Units)

  • Health, safety, and environmental Management
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Managing people and behaviour
  • Legislation
  • Theory of incident causation
  • Risk assessment
  • Project management and business justification
  • Management of change
  • Safety culture
  • Workplace project

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please go to: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/5925/st0550_safety_health_and_environment_technician_l3_ap-for-publication_011221.pdf


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