Effective HSE Management

Effective HSE and Risk Management

How a HSE Partner can benefit your business. With our highly competent Health and Safety or Environmental Advisors we implement practical, real time, cost effective solutions to sustain or improve performance and deliver consistent high quality outcomes supporting your strategy and Licence to Operate. We engage your people in Health, Safety and Environment processes ensuring sustainability. You maintain line accountability for Safety, but outsource the “grunt” work. We embrace understanding of hazards and risk, ensuring you are able to control the outcomes. We can assist you with the design and implementation of a simple risk framework meeting the legislative and ISO 31000 requirement.

Methodology

Effective HSE Management

Complicated Safety, we make it Safer, Easier and Better.

  • Integrated Management System
  • Practical Risk Management
  • Behavioural Based Safety for Leaders and Frontline Workers
  • HSE Leadership Coaches
  • Develop your HSE Strategy
  • Assess & Improve Hazard Control Plans
  • Construction & Shut-down HSE Advisors
  • Update your Systems & Process to align with Legislation

What we look for

Did not get the job because of our safety performance.

Our work area is in chaos.

I fear for my life or the life of my employees.

We had the mines inspector/work safe inspector visiting us and he nailed us.

I cannot make head or tail from this documented bureaucracy.

We need an independent investigation done.

We do not understand our hazards or manage them effectively.

Diagnostics

Assess your current status and determine the procedures, processes and operating discipline you have in place in your business, Includes an assessment on people, equipment and systems. It is also structured to ensure leadership engagement and support, agreeing on the outcomes and guiding principles i.e. decision and escalation processes.

Analysis and Development

Identifying the opportunities and align with the strategic business drive and requirements for maintaining your License to Operate and being a preferred employer because of your focus on Health, Safety and Environment.

Deployment and sustainability

Involve your people in the deployment ensuring they have the knowledge and ability to understand the requirements and maintain the standardised processes and embedding resilience in your organisation.

Methodology

If you are fighting fires and don’t know actually what your safety performance looks like or you have an HSE strategy conflicting with your business objectives, then we will complete an assessment on your business to determine what your current status is (Diagnostics), define what success looks like (Analysis and Development) and develop a roadmap aligned with your business objectives to achieve this (Deployment and Sustainability).

Management System

Risk Management

Field Leadership and Behavioral Based Safety Programs

Assessment and advice on safety hazards

Health, Safety and Environment Advisors

The developing and implementation of integrated, practical, dynamic and engaging HSE and Q management systems. Our model involves the development and implementation of a combined OHSAS 18001 (OHS Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), and ISO 9001 (Quality Management) system, fully integrated between the elements, e.g. Risk Management, Communication, Training and Development, Certifiable to the International Standards.

Develop and implement AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines, and facilitate the risk assessments, development of controls and subsequent effectiveness reviews. We do it from scratch, or work within your framework, giving you an independent review on the effectiveness of your risk controls. Our skills and experience includes HAZOP, HAZID, CTA, FMEA, BowTie facilitation and analysis, and Safety in Design developments and independent reviews.

Effective management of hazards and the associated controls to achieve your HSE business objectives requires a determined program through which leaders can interact with people and workers who are engaged and understand Hazards. Understanding hazards meaning they are able to recognise them and have the ability to make the best call on how to control the hazard. We can start a program from new, ensuring it achieves the culture you are aiming at in your business, or we can assess your current program and improve it to deliver step changed results. The Field Leadership program includes principals from “Leading a Lean Organisation”, which are genchi (go to actual place), genbutsu (observe the actual product, process and service) and genjitsu (gather actual facts).

Our understanding of Hazards is what allows us to stand-out from the others. Through our understanding of the Hazards, Australian Standards, and experience in Oil and Gas, Mining and Processing, Manufacturing and Construction, we are able to provide effective advice on the appropriate controls associated with a hazard e.g. Gravity – Working at Heights Fall Protection, Motion – Equipment Guarding and isolation’s.

Have you considered outsourcing the “grunt” work of your HSE function, while still maintaining line accountability? Allow a few of our HSE Advisors to build a relationship with your Supervisors, and then switch additional HSE people on when required i.e. for a Shutdown, support the launch of a key initiative, conduct independent audits? It certainly does not mean you do not have accountability? It’s quite simply smart business and ensures the HSE Advisors stay professionally connected.

Hazard Categories

Human Energy: Muscles provide motion for the body.  This motion is energy required to contract muscles. Transfer mechanisms include: Heavy lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying of objects, cramped work, working in very awkward positions, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Gravitational Energy: Is the potential energy held by an person or object because of its higher position compared to a lower position. It is the energy associated with gravity or gravitational force and includes slips due to loss of footing. Transfer mechanisms include: Person falling on the same level due to slipping, tripping,twisting or overbalancing. Fall of a person ascending, descending, working at height, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Vehicular Energy: Is the energy held by a vehicle. Transfer mechanisms include: collision of vehicle with stationary or moving objects, vehicle rollover, pedestrian collision, vibration, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Machine Energy: Is energy released during moving plant, equipment, and parts.  These include machinery rotation, parts and tools e.g. grinding and vibration from machines, tools and parts. Transfer mechanisms include: Contact with moving parts on mobile equipment, fixed plant, power tools, vibration from fixed plant or power tools, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Object Energy: Is energy from moving objects (kinetic energy), where the object energy was imparted by human, machine, vehicle, pressure, tension, compression. Transfer mechanisms include: Struck by moving or flying objects from human energy, machine energy, vehicle energy, pressure energy, tension energy, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Electrical Energy: Is the generation and supply of electric current for heating, lighting, or powering equipment and tools. It is the impact from electrical energy is determined by its current flow resulting in burns, muscle contractions and ventricular fibrillation.  Electricity can cause electrocution, fire, and explosion. Transfer mechanisms include: Contact with overhead power lines, underground cables, portable extention/supply leads, electrical power tools, electrical facilities, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Thermal Energy: Also called heat energy, comes from the temperature of substance/s.  There are 3 types of thermal energy: conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction: Heat transfer between objects that are touching. Convection: Heat transfer in a fluid/air – hot air rises and cold air sinks. Radiation: Heat transfer between hot and cold bodies without contact between them. Transfer mechanisms include: Contact with hot objects, cold objects, cold gas/liquids. flame/released gas, hot and cold environment, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Chemical Energy: Damaging occurrences which involves alterations to body tissue, tissue function and organ function, by any element, chemical compound, or mixture of elements and/or compounds in gaseous, liquid or solid form. Transfer mechanisms include: Inhalation of chemicals, external contact, absorption/injection, injection, asphyxiation, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Radiation Energy: Damage arising from electromagnetic radiation (EMR), which is either Ionising or Non-ionising. Transfer mechanisms include: Exposure to UV, microwaves, infrared, x-rays, gamma, nuclear, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Noise Energy: Is any sound, either high intensity noise with immediate or low intensity noise with long term exposure that can potentially cause damage to the health and safety of a person. Transfer mechanisms include: Exposure to explosions, blasts, sirens, cutting, machine noise, industrial noise, etc. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.

Other Energy: Is a consolidation of all the energies we typically do not encounter often: Biological energy, Biochemical energy, Animal energy, Atmospheric Pressure energy. Each of the transfer mechanisms identified must be thoroughly investigated and addressed.