Health, Safety and Environment

Health and Safety (HSE) Advisor

Health and Safety Advisors provide advice and guidance to the Company to help prevent accidents, injuries and health issues in the workplace and promote safe working practices at production installations, both on and offshore.  A primary responsibility is for ensuring all aspects of health and safety compliance, and reporting and liaison with the relevant regulatory bodies and other key stake-holders.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Develops Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Makes regular inspections of the workplace, site or plant and conducts risk assessments
  • Provides support and advice regarding health and safety considerations
  • Provides advice to staff regarding protective clothing
  • Provides advice on the measures a company can take to improve the safety of their environment
  • Trains staff to ensure that they are fully competent regarding health and safety issues
  • Ensure the Company is able to respond effectively to emergency situations
  • Liaises with the Health and Safety Executive and other governing bodies e.g. Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Carries out incident investigations, recording, and reporting all incidents to identify causes and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • Report writing Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

The HSE Advisor fulfils a critical a role in ensuring that an organisation meets all statutory requirements and industry and Company standards with regards to health and safety. The role of the Health and Safety Advisor provides essential knowledge, advice and support by promoting continuous improvement and safe working practices onshore and offshore. HSE Advisors are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Engineering Consultancies and specialist Safety Consultancies. They may work as part of a dedicated production installation support team, or as part of a specific project team. They will have the requirement to regularly travel to production installations.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in a related engineering or technical subject
  • National Examinations Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (or other recognised health and safety qualification)

Employers might also look for:

  • Post graduate qualification in related subject
  • Relevant work experience through summer work, internship in a similar role gained during University/study
  • Good knowledge of offshore operations / facilities
  • Good knowledge of offshore HSE/ regulations