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 food and drink sector and its supply chains, and its practising teams and people; to help them develop their skills and experience, improve productivity, and prepare for senior management responsibilities and for future proofing the hygiene approaches across the business.

The standard supports individuals who are working towards or are currently working in or managing teams and/or projects across the SHE spectrum. This will be to support the business in 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.

They may be accountable to a more senior manager or business owner and importantly will be inspiring others to work safely and productively to meet the company’s objectives. The technician role will be to embed a culture that ensures everyone is working in a safe environment, whilst also protecting and enhancing the global land, air, and water resources.

Working responsibly, they will aim to achieve these goals by inspiring others and influencing them in their skills, knowledge, and behaviours, to see the benefit of working responsibly, and understanding the legal framework and context, by showing how SHE can enhance the organisational activities positively.

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. This may also need individuals to complete ICT L1 or equivalent, before taking the end point assessment.

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, phase tests, project work, and portfolio 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/

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

  • Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Auditing and Compliance
  • Project Management and Management Development
  • Business Improvement and the Management of Change
  • Workplace Project

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please go to: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/3200/st0550_safety-health-and-environment-technician_l3_ap-ready-for-publication_v02_100619.pdf


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