What Is A Health And Safety Officer Salary?


Please share this article

Advertisement


If you have a strong passion for improving and maintaining the safety of people’s working environments, then you might want to consider a career in Health and Safety.  


Advertisement i


A Health and Safety Officer is responsible for tasks such as developing, implementing, and improving the health and safety plans, programmes and procedures in the workplace, as well as ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.

Workplace safety is the responsibility of every individual in the workplace. As a Health and Safety officer, it is important to stay alert and take care of your own safety as well as the safety of others.

The average Health and Safety officer salary in South Africa is R276,000 per year or R142 per hour. Entry-level positions can start at R180,000 per year, while most experienced workers can make up to R 540,012 per year. 

Most businesses and organisations in South Africa need to stay compliant with health and safety legislature, and because of this, the opportunities for health and safety officers are endless.

In addition to protecting a company's employees, workplace Health and Safety will help to meet legal obligations and reduce the risks of being fined. Investing in a strong team of safety professionals is a great way to get a jump-start on meeting these obligations.

A career in Health and Safety offers diverse opportunities because many industries require qualified Health and Safety professionals.

With the right health and safety qualifications, you could be working in big companies within the mining, construction, or engineering industries, or you could be working in smaller retail or manufacturing businesses.

In order to become a health and safety officer with a professional body such as the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH), you'll need an accredited certificate at NQF level 5 or equivalent, as well as some work experience under your belt. 

 

 

Suggested Article:

A health and safety handbook.

Occupational safety and health, also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety, occupational health, or occupational safety, is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. If you're considering stepping into occupational health and safety as a career, here are the requirements universities look for. 






Online Shopping Links

Takealot - Temu - Amazon - Shein




Advertisement


WhatsApp Channel

Sponsored Ad

Advertisement

Advertisement

Google News

Post-Matric Options

 

After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.

Advertisement


Where to Study


Advertisement m


Other Articles

Do you still have hopes of studying further in 2024? Well fortunately applications have opened at Tshwane South TVET College for their second semester! 


Advertisement


Latest SASSA articles

Millions of people have applied for the SRD grant. However, some people who applied for the R370 Sassa grant will be required to complete the Sassa facial recognition process. 

Conducting a SRD grant status check informs applicants if and when they will receive an SRD grant payment. Here's how to check your Sassa SRD grant payment status.


Advertisement


Careers Advice

For those on the job hunt, your CV is more than just a document. It represents a ticket to your next career milestone.


Advertisement i