It is essential to the long term interests of health and safety in the Offshore industry that new talent is recognised and sufficiently developed. Entry into offshore health and safety can be an expensive and time consuming process and relies heavily on the individuals situation and tenacity.
There is no specific experience that leads to a career in offshore health and safety, however a large proportion of Offshore Safety Professionals tend to originate from backgrounds such as the Emergency Services, Technical/Mechanical trades, Military Veterans and transfers from health and safety within other industries such as Construction, Rail etc.
The NEBOSH general certificate is widely accepted as the first step in recording a recognised health and safety certificate and is certainly desirable when approaching Oil and Energy related firms seeking employment. This course alone, whilst beneficial, will not equip you with the industry specific knowledge and certification that will appeal to employers.
The OSPR seeks to engage ‘Affiliate’ members beginning the journey to become an Offshore Safety Professional and will work with that member to decide the best path for them to follow.
Introduction to an Offshore Health and Safety Career Course
Our ‘Introduction to an Offshore Health and Safety Career’ course covers many elements vital to understanding what is required of an individual when advising on operational and strategic Health and Safety matters in the Energy Sector
The course lasts one day and covers:
- Career Potential
- An Industry Overview
- Life(s) of an HSE Professional in the Energy Sector
- Approach of Health and Safety Professionals
- Educational Path
OSPR Founder Paul Millar said:
“Our goal with these sessions is simple, to provide attendees with the best information. We want to help our members make informed choices about their careers, saving them time and money. While the course covers structured topics, It also gives our members the opportunity to pick our brains, hear the experiences of individuals who have been through it.”
“Ultimately, its exactly the type of session I wished was available during the first months and years of my HSE career”
The first available date is Friday 23rd November in Aberdeen and is limited to 12 spaces.
OSPR members can book via the courses function in myOSPR.
Non OSPR members can book via this link.
Cost: Members £110+VAT / Non Members 150+VAT
Location: The HUB, Aberdeen Energy Park, Exploration Dr, Bridge of Don
Maximum of 12 places
Join OSPR now to access this and many other courses at discounted member rates.