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Food Safety Officer

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
April 29, 2020

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Profile Summary

Conversant in aspects of health & safety management, Quality, public health and hygiene.

Providing safety coaching and pro-active safety advice to all levels of personnel / contractors on-site.

Responsible for safety & Environment matters in related issues with in company premise, Risk management

Collaborating with the Occupational Health Dept. in investigating health hazards related to asbestos, mold exposures, illumination, air quality, noise, disease outbreaks, vector control programs & heat stress.

Reviewing risk assessments & SWP’s, conducting HSE & fire safety inspections and emergency drills.

Verifying proper waste management procedures (Municipal & Hazardous).

Promoting environmental health, food & water protection and supporting public health campaigns

Overseeing the implementation of Integrated Pest Management procedures

Career Timeline


MBA. in Health,Safety and Environment Management from Mewar university, India ( Under Going)

M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology from Periyar University, Tamil Nadu, India in 2007

B.Sc. in Botany from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in 2005

Soft Skills

Work Experience

Since Sep’15: FAST Consortium, Riyadh Metro Alliance, Riyadh as QHSE Officer


• Monitor Overall safety, Quality & Food safety, Environmental matters in related issues within company premises.

• Identify and evaluate hazardous condition and practices and develop in line with the organization, EHS control practices and programs.

• Carryout daily safety checks, notify immediately risk hazardous, given recommendations to correct it

• Ensuring the standards of Emergency services like Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Box.

• Assist facilities in complying with all safety and health regulation and company’s guideline.

• Investigation of all Accidents, incident / Near misses / Spills / Fires to find the root Causes and recommends corrective actions.

• Attending the HSE Meetings and provide technical support related to HSE issues.

• Expertise in hazard identification, risk analysis, risk assessment and job safety analysis Create safety awareness by promoting safety meetings, presentations, and open forum discussions and by implementing safety training. Etc.

• Maintains and implements the site Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) plan, firefighting plan, emergency evacuation plan.

• Conducts the monthly Site safety meeting and prepares monthly safety meeting topics Conducts monthly fire, First Aid and /or evacuation drills.

• Understanding all aspects of PTW (Permit to Work) functions including job risk assessments and isolation risk assessments. Etc.

• Preparing and reviewing of safe operating procedure, fall prevention/protection system, confined space, excavation, scaffolding, crane and mock drill.

• Ensure availability of firefighting extinguishers where ever necessary & also trained worker for the correct use.

• Checking and implementing work permit system to related jobs.

• Ensure proper housekeeping at job site.

• Managing safety procedures at site as per ISO Safety manual.

Jan’14-Jul’15: Obeikan Investment Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Food & Safety Coordinator

Role: Health & Safety

Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health.

Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.

Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.

Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.

Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.

Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.

Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.

Ensure full and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained.

Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.

Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.

Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services. Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings.

Ensure that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines. Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.

Provide regular reports to the Human Resources Manager, Board of Directors/Senior Management Team on relevant health and safety activities.

Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters. Liaise with supplier’s i.e.

Role: Food Safety & Hygiene

Created all Health & safety and food safety regulations, policies & procedures of the industry that produced primary & secondary packaging for food as well as pharmaceutical products

Implemented security & food safety standards, policies & programs including HACCP, regulatory audits, food safety training programs, standard operating procedures, product inspections and standardized work instructions

Prepared SOPs and worked on cleaning schedules & their implementation and staff training

Ensured the implementation of Food Hygiene & Sanitation SOPs at all production, receiving and storage areas

Performed Supplier Audits and In-house Audits

Conducted daily inspection regarding hygiene & sanitation conditions of all production and storage areas

Executed & implemented Pest Management Program

Liaised with Engineering Department to implement preventive and corrective maintenance

May’10-Sep’13: ALBAiK Food Systems Co., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Quality Control & Food Safety Officer


Ensured proper food safety & quality through audits as per standards of HACCP and USFDA

Checked & verified:

oPre-opening cleaning standards and sanitary facilities SOPs

oMaintenance of Construction, design and surroundings using PRPs checklist

oChemical handling, usage and storage as per established standards

oPersonal hygiene & cleanliness of employees by PRPs checklists and disease control SOPs

Ensured that:

oRestaurants had effective Integrated Pest Management programs

oAll food contact surfaces, portable equipment & utensils were protected from any source of contamination

oTime temperature controls were followed and non-confirmatory products were discarded as per standards

oCCPs were monitored and cross-contamination were prevented effectively as per standards

oAll food safety system verification check lists were followed & documented properly

oAll employees & management teams were trained on SOPs, food safety & quality standards, policies, values and ethics (to be kept & followed)

Previous Experience

May’07-Apr’10: Synthite Industries Ltd., Kerala, India as Senior Chemist


Worked as HACCP Team Member and responsible for adhering to HACCP, ISO 22000 and GMP

Conducted Supplier Quality Audits of all product categories and statutory inspections & internal audits in plants

Worked on Food Technology and Processing Machinery for spices

Performed Physical, Chemical & Microbiological Analysis of received commercial goods, raw materials, in-process and finished products

Reviewed test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency, diagnose malfunctions and issue Non-conformance Report

Checked the calibration records of testing equipment

Released finished goods through SAP to the warehouse after verification

Analyzed statistical process control & initiated corrective action whenever deviation occurred

Coordinated with Pest Control Program involving verification of services, agency approval, chemical usage, etc.

Looked after all activities related to R&D and Sensory Analysis

IT Skills

Advanced Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and Internet Applications

Trainings & Certifications

Train The Trainer (The International Board of Environmental Health & Safety)

RSP-Registered Safety Professional (IBOEHS)

NEBOSH - International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

IOSH- Working Safely

COSHH- Certificate of Training in Control of substances hazardous to health

Food Safety Management System Lead Auditor as per ISO22000-2005 from British Standard Institute

HACCP Level 3 Certification from High field Awarding Body (HABC), U.K.

Extracurricular Activity

Core Member of National Cadet Corps and B Certificate Holder


A strategically focused Occupational Health, Safety, Quality & food Safety Professional with over 9 years of experience in facilities management and Manufacturing projects. Expertise in conducting comprehensive Risk Assessments, driving Health & Safety Programs, delivering high-impact HSE Training, taking ownership to implement the Integrated Management System, monitoring Fire Safety, Environmental Compliance and promoting a positive Health and Safety culture


May’07-Apr’10: Synthite Industries Ltd. as Senior Chemist

Jan’14-Jul’15: Obeikan Investment Group as Food & Safety Coordinator

May’10-Sep’13: ALBAiK Food Systems Co. as Quality Control & Food Safety Officer

Since Sep’15: FAST Consortium, Riyadh Metro Alliance as QHSE Officer





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Date of Birth: 6th February 1985

Address: Orappanath House, Kaninadu P.O., Vadavucode, Ernakulam Dist., Kerala-682310, India

Languages Known: English, Arabic and other Indian languages

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Single

Passport Details: H5392249 (Issued at Cochin & valid up to 17/11/2019)

Visa Status: Work Visa

Driving License Details: Issued at India & Saudi Arabia

Number of Dependents: 2

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