Employee Spotlight – Raquel Janeiro
Raquel Janeiro – Health and Safety Partner
What is your role within Havio?
I am a Health and Safety Partner at Havio. As a Health and Safety Partner, I am a key staff member who provides H&S solutions to a wide range of clients within different risk profiles. My aim is to support our clients in line with Havio’s vision to change perceptions of Health and Safety and raise standards and awareness across the industry.
What makes you happiest at work?
I believe that healthy relationships are very important in everyone’s lives. I am of the opinion that as humans, the relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental and emotional wellbeing, and ultimately, our survival. As a Health and Safety Partner at Havio, I am given the opportunity to build new positive relationships with clients every day. This positive relationship enables me to support and encourage clients to perform their best within their working environment, so that they can go home safely at the end of a working day and continue to build positive relationships with their loved ones at home.
Therefore, being able to build relationships everyday with new people and ensure they can do the same is what makes me happiest at work.
Is there a specific area of Health and Safety which interests you the most?
Given that I have a background in rehabilitation and injury prevention, I have always demonstrated great interest in ergonomics, which is the study of how people work in their environments. And, as a result, when I conducted my Masters dissertation I decided to focus my research topic on “The relationship between work-related stressors and musculoskeletal disorders”. I thoroughly enjoyed conducting this research.
If you could learn anything, what would it be?
If I could learn anything it would be to learn every single language there is and learn to fly. I could then fly to every single country in the world and communicate easily with everyone in their native language.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d do?
Treat my amazing parents to anything they like.
What’s your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?
Sorry, I will be really boring on this one. Favourite indoor activity, reading. Favourite outdoor activity, going to the gym or any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up outdoors.
What is your favourite music?
Old school R&B and Jazz.
What is on your bucket list?
A lot. But one thing in particular that I would love to do is to take a hot air balloon ride.