Derek Bensemann CertProfNZISM, DipHSM, DipMan

Health and Safety Professional
DeRisk NZ Ltd
Waikato Region


Over 20 years’ health and safety experience in a variety of roles in the public service, primary industries, the education sector, construction, manufacturing, and major hazard facilities.

Having held senior management roles on both sides of the Tasman, gaining extensive health & safety, operations, and human resource management experience, and in the past working as the Ministry of Educations Health and Safety Manager.

I have the ability to work across all levels of an organisation, and more than a decade’s practical experience successfully developing and implementing safety management systems. I am an experienced investigator and auditor used to working in high-risk environments and a workplace trainer who enjoys solving problems with practical solutions.



HASANZ Registered SafePlus Assessor
  • 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).
    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.
    SafePlus Assessor Micro Credential

My Skills and Experience

Postal address

Rangimoana Avenue
RD 2 Turangi 3382