Scaffolding Careers

Safety Advisor


Their role is to visit relevant sites and enforce safety protocol.


Their responsibilities will often arise from the tasks that the Safety Director has set them from their workload. However, the Safety Advisor’s central remit is to monitor the health, safety and environment throughout the company.

Typical day

Primarily site visits consisting of: investigating incidents, carrying out site audits, delivering toolbox talks, advocating best practice and promoting a health and safety culture at work.

Key skills

Organised, methodical, strong attention to detail, communication skills, adaptable, calm under pressure.

Application process

Directly to the company or through other traditional channels such as recruitment agencies (particularly specialist construction agencies), Jobcentre Plus, the National Careers Service, Job Boards (e.g. Indeed) or via advertisements in newspapers.

Safety Advisor

Expected salary

Experienced staff with qualifications can expect on average £30,000.

Qualifications required

Usually Tech IOSH, having passed the Nebosh Safety Course, Advanced Scaffolder Card and/or Advanced Scaffold Inspection Card beneficial.