Health & Safety Manager

OFO No: 121206


Other names for Health & Safety Manager:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Manager

What is a Health & Safety Manager?

A Health & Safety Manager is responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they are at work.

A Health & Safety Manager may start their career as a:

  • Environmental Officer
  • Health and Safety Co-ordinator
  • Occupational Hygiene Specialist
  • Health and Safety Officer/ Advisor
  • Technican ( eg. Workshop Supervisor)

What does a Health & Safety Manager do?

  •     inspects the workplace areas, machines and equipment to make sure they are safe
  •     develops safety strategies for their company / or industry
  •     implements regular testing
  •     makes sure supervisors understand safety & hygiene regulations
  •     analyses accident situations
  •     designs and implements emergency responses and evacuations
  •     designs and implements training courses for staff
  •     writes reports

Are you . . . ?

  •     interested in safety?
  •     a creative thinker?
  •     a problem solver?
  •     responsible?
  •     trustworthy?
  •     observant?
  •     a person with a conscience?
  •     a team player?
  •     reliable?

How do I become a Health & Safety Manager?

According the SETA CHIETA these are the possible qualification you could consider:

  • National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health
  • National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Science
  • Diploma or Degree in Environmental Health
  • National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology in Occupational Hygiene
  • Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Health

PATH 1

National Diploma in Environmental Health 

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Mangosutho University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Univeersity of Johannesburg

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health  (BTech)

PATH 2

National Diploma in Environmental Health 

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health  (BTech)

Master of Technology in Environmental Health 

Workplace experience

PATH 3

Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health 

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of KZN
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Witswatersrand

PATH 4

Higher Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing Science 

  • University of Johannesburg

Master of Nursing Science in Occupational Health 

  • Un iversity of Zululand

 

TRAINING:

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Registration with Health Council of SA

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Town Planning Technician … or … Mechanical Engineering Technician

Is becoming a  Health & Safety Manager the right career choice for me?

 

 

In Demand Qualification Required