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Health & Safety Manager

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.  

How to be a Health & Safety Manager in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

To become a health and safety manager in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Health and Safety Managers in South Africa typically study for up to six years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Health and Safety Managers in South Africa typically work in the following sectors: 

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Municipalities
  • Government Departments
  • Manufacturers
  • Research organisations
  • SA Defence Force
  • Mines
  • Department of Agriculture

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about health and safety managers in South Africa, contact the Department of Health.

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Health and Safety Officer///Health and Safety Specialist///Leadership and Occupational Health & Safety///NC:Occupational Health, Safety and Environment///Health, Safety and Environmental Management Representative///Workplace Safety Management Implementation

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