A health and safety plan is an outline of safety measures and procedures you need to implement in a workplace. It is based in compliance to the local and international legislative requirements.
Below are the main factors we need to consider in developing an HSE Plan (but not limited to)
The objective of the plan must be clear. It will enable to the process of developing more systematic and the solutions and implementations more effective.
SCOPE OF WORK
You need to assess the scope of work of the organization, this includes determining the services and the roles and responsibilities of the staff. This will make your development process more objective-based.
REFERENCE AND GUIDELINES
You must be able to know the local and international legislation and technical guidelines, as where the HSE Plan should be in compliance with. Having these in outline, you will be able to have the directives in developing more specific and evidence based HSE plan.
Before we expect that successful implementation, we need to orient or educate personnel involved in the scope, they should have the precise description of everyone’s roles and responsibilities.
Creating a consistent meeting schedule for health, safety, and environment staff, is key for reviewing current HSE strategies and successfully implementing new initiatives for your OHSMS. Additionally, putting a clear communication plan in place fosters collaboration and reduces confusion during emergencies.
A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote department safety culture as well as to facilitate health and safety discussions on job sites.
As part of the legislation that requires employers and employees to take account of being trained for Health and Safety courses suitable with everyone’s roles and responsibilities. Having a team equipped with sufficient knowledge can help businesses to achieve high recognition and good standing in the industry
FIRST AID MEASURES AND FIRE PREVENTION
Organizations need to assess the first aid requirement and have enough trained first aiders. Emergency procedures should be evaluated and modified to ensure that they are properly implemented. Fire Safety plan that provides information regarding the procedures to follow in case of an emergency.
MONITORING AND REVIEW
There should be a timeline for regular review, this Is to verify if the goal of the plan is being met and new initiative are being introduced and put in to practice regularly.
AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS
Audits and inspections should be performed in a regular basis. Having these documented can be utilized to compare improvements and noncompliance.
HSE Plan is customized based on the nature of an industry. HSE PLAN also includes (but not limited to):
Personal Protective Equipment
Working at Height
Incident Investigation and Reporting
An HSE Plan is a living document, as your organization or project evolves the plan is being updated as the scope changes. This must be approved, implemented, and monitored by the in charge. Usually a project manager/ HSE manager / HSE Officer/ Company director.
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