Job Title: Assistant Director - Health and Safety
How long have you worked at Jigsaw Homes? 3 years
Describe your ‘typical’ day at work:
I start most days with a strong cup of coffee and a quick review of my emails for any new urgent issues, emergency or incidents that need following up. I have discussions with senior leaders and managers on health and safety concerns or ideas for improvements, new projects or campaigns. I might spend time analysing and reviewing data, writing reports, or developing and reviewing procedures. Myself and my team have been heavily involved in our COVID pandemic response, supporting managers and employees and keeping everyone safe.
Which aspects of the job really get you motivated?
I passionately believe that everyone should have a safe and healthy place to live and work. Knowing we are helping to keep our employees and customers safe from injury and ill health makes me so proud. Seeing what we have all achieved by working together during the pandemic has reinforced why I love H&S and working for Jigsaw.
What are the greatest challenges?
People! Doing things the safe way and the right way, might not always be seen as the quickest, easiest or cheapest. So encouraging and promoting a change in attitude towards H&S and our personal responsibility for safety is a life long challenge.
What has/have been the highlight(s) of your role to date?
This might sounds strange but the pandemic, because while challenging, it has shone a spotlight on the importance of good H&S management in a way that has never happened before. We’ve had to use our skills, knowledge and training to help keep the business operating and everyone safe.