Safety, Health and Environment Technician

Level: 3

Duration: 24 (Excluding EPA)

Apprenticeship Overview

A work based learning programme designed for employees who will work in organisations of varying size and industry; the role could be based in one location or may involve travel across a range of contracts.

They 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 also assist the management team in ensuring that the legal and company SHE requirements are implemented.


  • The moral reasons for good safety, health and environmental working practices, ensuring no harm to people or the environment
  • How a SHE Management system works, the range of standards which a typical HSE professional would be involved with e.g. OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and if applicable how these are applied in their working environment
  • Appropriate methods for identifying, evaluating and controlling hazards relevant to their workplace. E.g. 5 steps to Risk Assessment and involving people who are experienced in the activity
  • How to plan and have systems in place to manage change during an activity relevant to the working environment


  • Present and hold an audience’s attention, for example when delivering SHE training, toolbox talks, inductions or presenting data or investigation findings to the workforce or management team
  • Assist the management team in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management. Provide advice on the practical implementation of the company’s SHE policies and processes applying generic industry guidance into the context of the workplace
  • Identify the hazards and make key evaluations
  • Support the practical application of the workplace instructions and suppliers’ or manufacturers’ instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products


  • Drive Innovation: Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest sustainable innovative solutions
  • Contribute to a positive SHE culture. Challenge behaviour that is inconsistent with SHE culture, respect the culture and values of others in contributing a positive SHE culture
  • Positively influence behaviour in others to achieve desired outcomes and resolve conflicts

*The End Point Assessment duration for this Apprenticeship is 3 months