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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.
The exact scope of the responsibilities of a Health and Safety manager may vary per organisation, but you will essentially be tasked with eliminating or minimising physical, chemical and biological hazards that may pose harm to humans within a particular workplace.
As a Health and Safety Manager, you will also be responsible for monitoring the health and safety standards in your organisation and ensuring that they comply with the latest legislation.
Skills that work well with health and safety management include
The qualifications to be a Health and Safety Manager may vary per organisation, but you will typically need the following qualifications to be a Health and Safety Manager in South Africa.
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.