“Every day I can wake up and face a completely new challenge with a range of varying factors. I am also hugely passionate about the training I give to my colleagues. Being able to share best practice across the business is crucial, but I mainly enjoy seeing my students and colleagues thrive and succeed with the new knowledge they have gained.”
- Zerxes Ginwalla, Head of HSE, Restaurant Associates and Rapport
The main aspect of my role is the management of all food safety, health and safety and environment (HSE) issues for the Restaurant Associates and Rapport businesses. This involves creating policy, dealing with any incidents and also training colleagues, something I am extremely proud of, while I also handle all HSE complaints and incidents which may take place. Through successful implementation of our procedures I can ensure our sites score 5 star Food Hygiene Ratings across the board and deliver the highest standards of safety.
What are your key responsibilities?
My proactive responsibilities are predominantly split three ways; food safety, health and safety and also lessening our environmental impact. A huge amount of research goes into finalising safe temperatures and conditions for food to be dealt with and I have also spent time developing educational material for total site health and safety. Additionally, shared responsibility of reducing food and energy waste falls under my radar as well.