Racing Division Senior Safety Manager (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Hong Kong Full-time

Category: Management and Supervisory Posted: 03.12.2020

This is a new role which acts as a key manager, contact point, and leader for safety-related aspects of the activities of the Racing Division (Including but not limited to conduct of racing, training, equestrian activities, veterinary clinical and regulatory services, racing facilities management (including stables and tracks), racing laboratory. Certain activities involve the use of machinery and dangerous goods).

The job holder will work closely with the Chairman of Corporate Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Racing Committee on safety responsibilities and is responsible for:

a. providing OSH advice and strategic direction to management to ensure the activities in the Division operate safely and legally, resulting in ongoing improvement in the Club’s OSH performance;
b. introducing a holistic ‘Safety Management System’ (including a Safety Business Plan) to address and control regulatory and legislative risks, and ensure safety and competency training.
c. assisting Racing Departments to develop Safety Manuals and related documents;
d. Monitoring the implementation of Racing Operations and Racing Development Board Safety Manual (ROSM), and the Equestrian Affairs Department Safety Manual;
e. ensuring proper implementation of the Corporate Occupational Safety and Health Committee Policy; and
f. developing, implementing and managing an effective safety compliance monitoring plan, including reporting structure and procedures, to establish robust accountability for safety across the Division.

The Job
You will:
• Lead and develop the OSH management function to ensure divisional OSH effectiveness, including developing safety manual for racing departments and ensure their implementation (including ROSM).
• Lead on OSH training and provide OSH strategic direction for the Racing Division across Sha Tin, Happy Valley, Conghua and equestrian activity at Beas River and public riding schools.
• Ensure Racing Operations, Equestrian and Racing Development Board are effective in implementing the division’s safety and compliance requirements.
• Support Racing Department Heads in resolving and closing out corrective and preventive actions for continual improvement of OSH compliance and performance, including in follow-up actions from internal and external audits.
• Ensure awareness of roles and responsibilities in OSH throughout the Division via training and a development plan.
• Promote a safety-first and learning culture to reduce OSH risks and ensure a safe and compliant work environment for employees across all racing and equestrian locations.
• Develop, manage and implement a compliance monitoring programme related to safety and the activities of the Racing Division.
• Design, manage, and lead training courses for:
a. all management roles, Trainers and licensed individuals to ensure OSH is a fundamental aspect of their nature.
b. all staff roles within the Division to ensure OSH is fully integrated into everyday operations.
• Set the brief for and manage External OSH professionals to meet legislative requirements.
• Lead on the implementation of an OSH proactive strategy, including the use of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, and Standard Operating Procedures to properly consider holistic risk.
• Lead on accident/incident investigations; identify root cause to prevent accidents.
• Be aware of changes in legislation and regulation and anticipate their impacts on the Club. Direct the implementation of best practice and risk management, to ensure proper mitigations are in place and communicated effectively.
• Ensure inspection audits at least quarterly or as required at Stables, Tracks, Racing Facilities, Racing Development Board Veterinary and equestrian properties to ensure OSH compliance and identify hazards and unsafe acts.
• Provide the Equestrian Affairs department with OSH guidance and advice on overseas events.
• Advise the Corporate Safety Steering Committee on Radiation, Dangerous Goods and Chemicals Safety (“RDGCS”) management strategy and policy for the racing division. Provide corporate oversight and direction of all RDGCS management and policy and ensure its implementation in the Racing division.
• Act as key contact point with all Racing Departments, and other Club Divisions, on safety-related matters, and related risk, compliance and audit matters.
• Undertake other duties assigned by management.

About you
You should have:
• Bachelor’s degree in safety-related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• At least 10 years’ experience in OSH management in major organizations of which 5 years in managerial level.
• Thorough knowledge of general OSH systems and experience in horse racing, equestrian sports, human sport or leisure environment. Demonstrated experience and understanding of sport horses, including in training and racing/competition.
• Proven experience in developing OSH strategy and in implementing large scale initiatives across various complex operations (preferably in horse sports).
• Be registered / Can be registered as a Safety Auditor and Safety Officer under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Management) Regulations with at least 12 years post registered experience. Holding Certified Safety Engineer qualification in China would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of OSH legislation and regulations in Hong Kong and China (or ability to rapidly attain such knowledge) / extensive international OSH experience. Sound knowledge of OSH risk management and development of mitigating strategies, and solid experience in implementing Safety Management Systems. Knowledge in Work Safety Law of PRC would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of best business safety practices, benchmarks and metrics to assist in improving the organization’s OSH performance.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with an open and collaborative communication style.
• Experience with MS Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access.
• Strong written and numeracy skills. Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in spoken Cantonese would be an advantage.

Terms of Employment
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

How to apply
Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference to The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 9/F, Sha Tin Central Complex, Sha Tin Racecourse, New Territories, Hong Kong; or email to or fax to (852)2966-6984.

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