Health and Safety For Managers

Date 18 March, 2019 | Time 9am - 4pm

Venue OSEA, 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill

Event Description

Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage for health and safety. Business leaders, owners, managers and supervisors all need to know how to keep people safe.


This course will guide you through your legal obligations and introduce strategies to ensure your business is as healthy and as safe as possible. You’ll get an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and learn the importance of understanding, promoting, and implementing effective health and safety practices.


Employers, business owners, managers, supervisors and those in human resource departments.

  • What the current legislative framework requires and future expectations
  • Defining a PCBU, a worker, an officer and their respective duties
  • Communication and due diligence
  • “All practicable steps” and “reasonably practicable”
  • Hazard and risk identification and methods of control
  • What is effective worker engagement and consultation
  • How to engage your workforce for effective hazard and risk assessments
  • Monitoring of workplace health related issues
  • Measuring safety performance
  • Understanding the “duty of care” for principals, contractors and sub-contractors
  • Compliance with reporting obligations
  • How health and safety representatives, supervisors/teams leaders, middle managers, senior managers contribute to positive health and safety outcomes
  • How different management styles and behaviours influence safety culture and outcomes
  • Understand your role in health and safety
  • Know how you can contribute to improving the safety culture of the business
  • Understand the legislative framework of the current and new health and safety legislation
  • Understand the various duties and responsibilities for officers, managers, supervisors and workers
  • Understand how to facilitate the identification, assessment, control and review of hazards and risks
  • Know if your hazards and risks are being managed effectively
  • Manage and support a worker and contractor engagement model
  • Use written and verbal communication to improve safety knowledge and understanding for workers

One day

This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme | Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA25


Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit

Ticket Cost
Chamber members $517 + GST
Non members $620 + GST
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