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Health and Safety Managers develop and coordinate safety and health systems and strategies for organisations and identify workplace hazards and risks to employees.
It is also the study of prevention and control of physical, chemical and biological hazards that are harmful to humans within a particular workplace.
As a health & safety manager, you will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the health and safety standards in your organisation according to the latest legislation.
To become a health and safety manager in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Health and Safety Managers in South Africa typically study for up to six years.
Health and Safety Managers in South Africa typically work in the following sectors:
To find more information about health and safety managers in South Africa, contact the Department of Health.