HSE Services – The Need
An estimated 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents and diseases. More than 160 million people suffer from occupational and work-related diseases, and there are 313 million non-fatal accidents per year. The suffering caused to workers and their families is incalculable. In economic terms, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated more than 4% of the world’s annual GDP is lost as a consequence of occupational accidents and diseases. There is a real need for companies to focus on HSE services, taking preventative action against these types of business risks.
Restrata is committed to reducing these statistics, aiding clients’ ability to counter the risks that cause these incidents with a range of HSE services. We offer fit for purpose solutions, by following best practice through international standard compliance. Our goal is to provide clients with robust and sensible safety cultures which evolve along with the organisation’s work practices.
To create injury free working environments best practice HSE must be applied across all business functions. Regular robust assessments are central to developing the systems, approaches and policies which reflect these principles and implement the necessary processes.
Restrata conducts baseline assessments, to develop HSE management systems, official company policy and training programmes to integrate safety with company ethos, mission and goals and incorporate into the working lives of all personnel. Our HSE management systems identify risks specific to client operations, and create processes, in line with international best practice (ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001), to mitigate these risks and provide methods to integrate HSE objectives.
In developing Health & Safety Management Systems (HSEMS) Restrata help clients demonstrate compliance by working with their chosen accreditation body to confirm the systems are evidenced as robust and work towards approval and certification.
Our cooperative approach ensures bespoke safety issues are covered within the systems developed and mapped against international standards which are auditable and provide the basis for accreditation approval. Incorporating procedures with other management systems allows the business processes to be more easily adopted by personnel and guarantees the creation of a safer workplace.
Permit-to-work (PtW) is an essential part of safe work systems for many maintenance activities. Only after safe procedures have been defined and clear records provided that all foreseeable hazards have been considered should work be allowed to start. This is vital part of effective management of hazards.
Restrata develops PtW systems as well as implements training and audits systems to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Restrata supports clients’ existing HSE Management Systems (HSEMS) through agreed audits and inspections. We provide independent assurance of compliance or identify further improvement, plus provide solutions for programme deficiencies allowing clients to improve their overall HSE performance and prove risks are As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).
Inspections are less formal than audits, but just as important. Restrata acts as an extra pair of eyes for client operations and inspects operational areas for potential weaknesses. While audits confirm systems are being complied with, inspections are about checking daily activities, equipment and processes.
Accident investigations and root cause analysis (RCA) help transform reactive safety cultures into pro-active ones, allowing problem solving to be ahead of an event and reducing incidents or failures, as well as protecting company reputations. HSE incidents can be high profile, often leading to sensitive and independent investigations.
Accident investigations can be extended to examine internal events including misconduct, integrity testing, potential criminal irregularities such as fraud, theft, sabotage, bribery and corruption and misuse of systems and the internet. Restrata collates information to determine the sequence of events leading to the analysis of causal factors for definition of root causes.