How to Enter
Due to being a managerial-level role, most New Zealand employers look for candidates with qualifications or experience in Occupational Safety & Health or a similar field, when hiring a Health & Safety Manager. Health & Safety Diplomas are offered by Massey University, University of Otago, South Institute of Technology or the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
The typical job responsibilities of a Health & Safety Manager could include all or some of the following:
Designing Health & Safety policies and procedures to minimise workplace hazards
Educating and training staff in Health & Safety policies and how to reduce risks
Identifying Health & Safety risks and hazards and addressing them
Inspecting sites to ensure Health & Safety policies are being adhered to
Preparing Health & Safety performance reports
Ensuring policies and procedures are complaint with Health & Safety legislation
Recording and investing workplace incidents and injuries
Helping injured staff return to work
Health & Safety Managers can often choose to specialise further in specific industries, such as Energy and Mining, or Construction and Architecture. However, many professionals can progress further into management, teaching, researching and policy roles.
100K+ per annum (NZD)