Safety | Health | Environmental & Quality (SHE&Q) Practitioner



OFO No: 226302





Other names for SHE&Q Practitioner:

Occupational Safety Advisor
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Advisor / Coordinator / Officer / Professional
Safety Coordinator
Occupational Safety Practitioner / Officer
Radiation Protection Expert
Health and Safety Officer / Coordinator / Professional
Injury Prevention Consultant
Road Safety Coordinator
Chief Safety Officer Mining
Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
Occupational Hygienist
Risk and Safety Manager

What is a SHE&Q Practitioner?

SHE&Q Practitioners make sure their factory or manufacturing plant adheres to the legal requirements of health and safety.

What does a SHE&Q Practitioner do?

  • makes sure site is following safety standards by monitory ‘permit-to-work’ systems
  • co-ordinates training plans
  • updates employees and staff
  • ensures all she (safety, health & environmental) related tasks and conditions follow regulations
  • monitors noise, lighting, exposure to hazardous substances etc

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in safety?
  • a problem solver?
  • responsible?
  • trustworthy?
  • observant?
  • a team player?
  • strict?

How do I become a SHE&Q Practitioner?

SHE&Q Practitioners work in a lot of different sectors and because of this, different qualifications will be required.

A lot of sectors set their own training.

For instance:

According the SETA CHIETA these are the possible qualification you could consider:


  • Diploma or Degree in Safety Management


  • Certificate / Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment


  • Learnership – National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment


  • In the mining sector you will need to complete a series of learnerships in:
  • Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environmental (Mining and Minerals) 2, 3 and 4


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Clothing Manager or Food Technologist

Is becoming a SHE&Q Practitioner the right career choice for me?