Julie Hayward

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Name: Julie Hayward

Position: Health & Safety Advisor

 

My name is Julie Hayward and I have been at Antalis for nearly six years and I joined the company with 10 years’ experience gained within Logistics Supervision. My first role was Warehouse Supervisor, working on the picking shift, which included planning daily scheduled tasks, monitoring error rates and pick rates, investigating incidents, conducting disciplinary meetings and reviews, also dealing with internal and external customers.

At the beginning of 2010 I had the opportunity to move into the Human Resources Department as a HR Advisor enabling me to enhance the skills I already possessed as a supervisor. This enabled me to view the business from a different point of view and to learn new skills around areas such as absence management, payroll, recruitment and selection, employment law and a whole lot more.

In March 2012 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to move into Health and Safety as a Health and Safety Advisor, this allowed me to merge all my skills and experience together and to evolve my career further in the ever changing entity that is Health and Safety!

I am currently working with the team to continue to raise the profile of Health and Safety throughout the company. I am involved in conducting audits and inspections, liaising with our insurance company and their brokers and statutory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive.  Additionally I am currently involved in a number of key projects such as a Manual Handling Initiative aimed at driving down injuries sustained from poor manual handling techniques.  I am also have involvement in incident investigations and generally assisting to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees.

Antalis has really invested in me and I have enjoyed a career so far which spans warehouse supervision, Human Resources and Health and Safety.  It certainly keeps it interesting and I that’s probably the best thing that I like best about working for the company.