A new apprenticeship has been introduced to help combat the incredible £15 billion lost each year due to accidents and ill health in Britain.
The estimated cost of accidents and ill health in the workplace, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) coincides with a staggering 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
CCB Training, part of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), is helping businesses to address these statistics by delivering the new Safety, Health & Environment Technician (SHE) Level 3 standard apprenticeship.
Starting on the 19th March in St Austell this apprenticeship is ideal for any Health, Safety and Environment officer working in organisations of varying sizes and industry.
“This apprenticeship has been a long time coming,” explained Chris Bate, Health and Safety Training Manager at CCB Training.
“Designed by employers for employers, the apprenticeship develops the skills and knowledge to advise on statutory health, safety and environment requirements as they affect the company’s operations.”
The apprenticeship will also assist companies’ management teams ensuring that the legal and company SHE requirements are implemented.
“This apprenticeship offers excellence value for money as it includes IOSH Managing Safely course and the NEBOSH Level 3 training, the only additional fee is the registration and exam fees if the apprentice decides to take the NEBOSH exam,” Chris added.
During the apprenticeship the apprentice will develop skills to create, review and check on the implementation of safe systems of work, deliver training (e.g. toolbox talks and inductions), investigate incidents, analyse data and present findings to the management team.
The apprentice will engage with all aspects of the organisation to support the embedment of a culture that ensures everyone is able to return to their family and friends unharmed every day whilst also protecting and enhancing the global land, air and water resources for future generations.
This will be achieved by inspiring and influencing others to see the benefit of working responsibly, understanding the legal framework and showing how safety, health and environmental management can enhance operational activities.
Upon successful completion, the apprentice will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH level. They will also be eligible to join the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) at Affiliate level.
“This apprenticeship is ideal for upskilling existing staff as well as new staff,” commented Gareth Kenward, Head of Business Engagement at CCB Training.
“Funding is available for SMEs and for organisations with an annual pay bill of over £3 million they can effectively use their levy to pay for the apprenticeship.”
To find out more about the new Safety, Health and Environment Technician apprenticeship contact CCB training on 0800 731 7594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.