How do the Job opportunity of Safety Officer & Safety Engineers in India?

How do the Job opportunity of Safety Officer & Safety Engineers in India?

Recently I heard a question from my friend.

Do the safety officers and safety engineers having a value in India?

Do the Companies in India, hiring safety officers and safety engineers?

How do the trends of safety jobs in India?

That’s the time I decided to write this post.

If you are a student or employee wanted to know more about safety officer career, this post will answer for it.

The Number of vacancies for the safety officers and safety engineers in India, are dramatically increasing day by day.

Recently I found many companies (even they are running with minimal employees) hiring safety officers and safety engineers for their company.

There are certain reasons for the increasing safety jobs in INDIA such as,

  •         The clients or main contracting companies are insisting the subcontractors to appoint safety officers
  •         The Factories act, placing a legal duty to the companies to appoint safety officers
  •        The health and safety awareness are growing among the employees and employers are increasing day by day.


The Health and safety career in India is significantly increasing, in a several years we can expect huge amount of safety jobs in India.

What is the scope of a safety officer?


Under section 40-B of the Factories act,1948 ,the Industries needs to appoint the safety officers to manage their occupational health and safety risks and to protect the workers from accidents.

As per the research by bureau of labor statistics,

  • The Jobs for occupational health and safety specialists will grow 4 % 
  • The Jobs for health and safety engineers will grow 6 %
  • the Jobs for Occupational health and safety technicians will grow by 9 %
  • the Jobs for fire fighter will grow 5 % 

The Reason , why i suggest you to start your career in safety ,is that the companies are legally bonded to appoint the health and safety officers to control the accidents and ill health arising during the work.

If the company fails to manage their health and safety issues effectively and if the accidents happen in the organisation,the company may needs to face the legal actions taken by the enforcement authorities.

Also, by the growing industrialization,and the growing entrepreneurship the number of contracting companies are day by day increasing and if they wanted to get an contract from the reputed main contractors and MNC Companies they needs to satisfy the main contracting company requirements such as appointing safety officers.

Unless they appoint the safety officers or the competent person to manage the health and safety,the companies cannot get the projects from reputed industries.

Also the now the influence of media and growing awareness among the public through various communication mediums,there is no exception for the companies other than appointing safety officers to control the accidents in order to save their brand name from the bad publicity.

Also the strong reason,is that the companies are now started realizing the costs of accidents,ill health and unwanted business loss,so the industries hiring safety officers with their own intrest.


  • Every countries are having their own regulations to control the industrial accidents,also there is no exception for the companies other than following it, so always their will be a job opportunities for safety practitioners.
  • Day by day the health and safety awareness among the industries are growing up, so we can expect more safety jobs in future.
  • There are many companies affording huge amount of pay to competent safety officers.

Does the NEBOSH course use full for mechanical engineers?

NEBOSH Course is an prestigious and mandatory safety certification course,which every safety officers and safety engineers should have.

If you are an mechanical engineering student,with the confusion to start your career in safety or else with the confusion in pursuing NEBOSH.

This blog is for you.

I have seen many professional,who work as mechanical engineers for 10-15 years and still doing NEBOSH to enhance their career.

Because now a days the industries expect the Project managers / production managers should have a detailed safety knowledge in order to execute the plan without accidents & unwanted business losses.

If you do NEBOSH with mechanical engineering,you will get a preference by the industries,the reason is that the industries believes,"the  professional who knows about the job and the science behinds the job can guide better to work safely"

How ever, if you are a student looking for a change to evergreen field "safety". 

Most of the times,before hiring the safety officers, the company focus on following criteria, such as 

  • Relevancy of Educational qualification to the Industry 
  • Relevancy of Experience to the Industry 

So for mechanical engineers,If they do NEBOSH,they will get more preference in the following industries to work as a safety practitioner. 

  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Power plant industries
  • Foundry and Forging industries
  • Oil and Gas Industries 
  • Construction Industries etc. 
After gaining similar years of experience, you can switch yourself to an top most designations in safety.

Conclusion :

There are thousands of persons experience,who got jobs only with NEBOSH, if you do NEBOSH with Mechanical engineering,don't worry you have a good career than you have imagined.

Is It worth Doing NEBOSH without prior experience in Safety?

Is It worth Doing NEBOSH without Experience, the Question which i almost hear from the students.

If you are a student, looking for the answer,here the best answer is given for you.

Before you know the answer,you must realist the important factor, there is no specific eligibility criteria set by NEBOSH, to join the NEBOSH Course.