Dr. Susan Edwards CIOSH

Health and Safety Professional
Rivelin Safety Limited
Wellington Region


I work as an occupational hygienist and specialist health and safety professional, with a background as a chemical and process engineer. I have more than thirty years’ experience in industry, research, in house H&S, and consulting working for SMEs, government agencies and multinationals both in New Zealand and the UK. I specialise in work related to hazardous substances, critical risk, and SafePlus assessments. I aim to keep my professional practice pragmatic, simple and elegant focused on key risks and worker involvement.


The specialist services I provide include:

  • Health risk assessments
  • Exposure monitoring
  • Development and delivery of tailored/site specific training for:
    • Health effects
    • Hazardous substance users
    • Laboratory manager training
    • Critical risk and control owners/worker training
  • Hazardous substance auditing
  • Review of controls related to exposures/hazardous substances including local exhaust ventilation (LEV), and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hazardous substance selection, storage, use and controls advice
  • Laboratory and Pilot Plant risk management
  • SafePlus Assessments
  • Critical risk/control management
  • Bowtie Facilitation
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and HAZOP facilitation
HASANZ Registered SafePlus Assessor
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health - Chartered Member
    New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society - Full Member

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
    NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    Advanced Investigation Techniques (ICAM)
    IOHA W201 Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene
    IOHA W501 - Measurement of Hazardous Substances (including Risk Assessment)
    IOHA W507 - Health Effects of Hazardous Substances
    IOHA W503 - Noise - Measurement and its Effects
    IOHA W507 - Health Effects of Hazardous Substances
    IOHA W505 - Control of Hazardous Substances
    IOHA W506 Ergonomics Essentials
    IOHA W502 Thermal Environment
    HAZOP Leader Training
    OHS Management Systems Auditor Course
    Accredited SafePlus Assessor

    Doctor of Philosophy - Chemical and Process Engineering, Sheffield University
    Bachelor of Technology - C
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

60 Gummer Road
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay 4130

Street address

60 Gummer Road
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay 4130