Derek Bensemann ProfNZISM, DipHSM, DipMan

Health and Safety Professional
Waikato Region


Many years of management responsibility for people and systems has provided me with a full range of experiences in public service, private sector and small to large organisations. My empathy for people is balanced by the requirements and expectations of the workplace, along with the knowledge of the rights of employees and of the employer.

Holding qualifications in Health & Safety, Management, Adult Education and gaining practical work experience across Australasia in primary industries, the education sector, construction, manufacturing, and major hazard facilities.

These experiences have exposed me to broad range of safety issues as a middle or senior manager, allowing me to provide practical and professional support to all levels of an organisation.



HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • NZISM Professional Membership.
    IOSH Affiliated member.
    Appita member.
  • Diploma in Health & Safety Management (Level6).
    Diploma in Applied Management.
    Diploma in Management (Level6).
    National Cert Occupational Health & Safety - Coordination (Level4).
    National Cert Occupational Health & Safety Workplace (Level3).
    Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.
    National Certificates in Sawmilling, Wood Drying, Log Preparation, Log Processing, Timber Yarding, Solidwood Processing, Adult Education.
    Workplace Assessor.
    Management Systems Auditing.
    Certified Lead Safety Auditor.
    HAZOP trained.
    Prince2 Foundation - Project Management.
    Permit Issuer and Receiver.
    Incident Reporting and Investigation.
    ICAM Investigation Techniques and Governance training.
    Reasonable Cause Certification / A&D Awareness Training.
    CIMS Training.
    Mental Health First Aid.
My Skills and Experience