what kind of branch is fire and safety engineering and is there any placements with this branch

what kind of branch is fire and safety engineering and is there any placements with this branch


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askIITians Faculty 1241 Points
8 years ago

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait are some of the prominent destinations in the emerging land of opportunities- a new name given to the middle east for that is where the investors are pouring their money resulting in that many job opportunities for professionals who have had their training in the right fields. Yes, you guessed alright, we are talking about the trained Fire & Safety professionals who are required in a huge number in every sector of the industry there in the Gulf as well as back home in India. An industry survey has pegged the estimated requirement of these professionals for India and the Gulf put together at a whopping 40,000 per year.

They need Safety Supervisors, Safety Engineers and Safety Managers in industrial projects like Construction, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Petroleum, Aluminum, Automobiles and many more. Likewise, there is a widespread demand for Fire Control Personnel in all these industries (right from the design stage up to operation/production/construction) more so in those dealing with inflammable substances. Fire Fighters, Fire Control Supervisors, Fire Engineers and the Officers-in-Charge of the Fire Stations are becoming indispensible specialists. And hence the obvious opportunities for those who have the training and the mindset to fill the bill and deliver with confidence.

Another significant aspect is that the industrial units hire the services of Fire & Safety professionals not only because of functional requirement but also because the government makes it statutory by way of industrial legislation the non-compliance of which attracts severe punishment including imprisonment of the head/occupier of a unit. Finally, the critical success factor remains the practical insight gained and the mindset developed during the course of study- call it the quality of on-the-job training. If you chose a right institute and made the most of the learning opportunities- even the sky can't limit your ascent!

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