One of the UK’s largest not-for-profit care home providers has appointed a new Health & Safety Manager to join its Operations Team.
With 15 years’ experience working in the healthcare sector within high profile national health and safety (H&S) leadership roles, Sarah Smith is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner who has successfully implemented H&S management systems within the NHS. In addition, she has been involved with H&S policy and strategy development, focusing on positive cultures and behavioural safety in order to drive down incidents and work related ill health.
Prior to starting with OSJCT, Sarah’s most recent role was as National Lead Health and Safety Business Partner for the NHS Blood and Transplant Service.
In her new position, Sarah will continue to develop the Trust’s health and safety policies and procedures in line with current legislation and good practice.
Commenting on her new role, Sarah said: “I’m really excited to start this new chapter of my career with of one of the country’s very best non-profit care providers.
“Although I’m sure it will be quite challenging, I’m confident that my past roles and experiences within the health and safety sector will help me thrive in building upon OSJCT’s guidelines and processes, creating an ever safer and more secure environment for all of our residents and employees as a way of boosting their overall wellbeing.”