HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER
A Health & Safety Manager makes sure that a sports club meets guidelines and procedures to keep all of its staff and visitors protected. They aim to prevent accidents and injuries by implementing a range of policies.
Risk assessments and safety inspections are carried out regularly to keep areas safe. This includes training areas, which must be checked to make sure there are no sharp objects, uneven areas or other hazards.
They respond to any incidents and ensure that employees know the correct way to report such incidents.
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All employees need to be trained in health and safety procedures. The better the job that a Health & Safety Manager does in training, the easier their day-to-day role becomes.
An undergraduate degree in Health & Safety, Ergonomics or a related field is often required. Applicants should also hold an industry-recognised qualification, such as the NEBOSH diploma. Chartered Membership of IOSH is highly desirable.
Experience in health and safety is essential. This could have come from work in Operations, Construction, Design or Management. Applicants should have previously carried out risk assessments, be able to spot potential hazards and have a broad understanding of health and safety procedures and policies.