Joining Health and Safety

Health and Safety Recruitment - as an industry

We know that Health and Safety, on the surface at least – doesn’t immediately seem sexy.

However, if you’ve landed on this page, it might be because you are considering joining us and therefore, we wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about what the Health and Safety industry stands for.

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Why is Health and Safety so important?

  • There were 1400 suicides in the Construction industry between 2012 and 2017.
  • 400 people every year are still killed in accidents caused by work activities.
  • Throughout 2017 over 217,000 families lived in temporary accommodation in London.
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injuries in Local Government last year.
  • 16 million people across the UK experience mental illness.
  • Health and safety failures cost Great Britain up to £18 billion each year.
  • Over 25,000 people are forced to give up work every year as a result of work-related accidents and ill-health.
  • Over a million workers get injured every year.
  • Falls from a height are the most common cause of death to employees.
  • Workplaces with safety representatives have half the rate of accidents of workplaces that don't have safety representatives.

How does the Health and Safety industry make a difference?

We place candidates who have a genuine passion for and have studied towards a career in Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality.

We recruit across every level of the industry, from a Health and Safety Advisor in Construction who are responsible for ensuring all staff are safe and well onsite, through to Wellbeing Managers who ensure that mental health is high on an organisations agenda.

Some of our team have summarised what it means to them, to work in the industry:

“In life we don’t often get the chance to really make a difference to families that need it, working within Social Housing is definitely an opportunity to provide support, care and even a roof over the head of less fortunate families across the UK.”

“Joining Principal People was the best decision I’ve ever made. We speak to real-life heroes on a day-to-day basis, people without capes and superpowers that have real-life examples of lives that they have saved.”

“One of the biggest eye openers for me was learning that organisations are now aiming to have as many mental first aiders as physical first aiders. Mental wellbeing is such an important point for the UK and worldwide and it’s a privilege to work in an industry which directly makes a difference”