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HSE Management System

A comprehensive strategy for a safe and sustainable future with an integrated HSE management system

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health and safety management system

An effective health, safety, environment (HSE) management system is a robust strategy, strategic implementation, and consistent evaluation to enhance HSE programs, ensure the health and safety of workers, and monitor environmental impact to promote sustainability.

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What is an HSE management system?

HSE stands for health, safety, and environment. An HSE management system is a tool aimed at occupational health, employee safety, and the environment to prevent or mitigate both human and economic losses arising from accidents, adverse occupational exposures, and environmental events. The goal of the HSE managementsystem is to ensure that the organisation complies with the relevant legislation and regulations in the field of occupational health and safety and the environment.

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Why HSE Management?

The intent of HSE management is to prevent illness and injury by reducing the risks with integration and systematization of health, safety and environmental management practices. HSE management system trains employees, consolidates the risk assessment procedures, and determines Health & Safety incident reporting processes.

Benefits of HSE management system

Taking a systematic approach reduces the number of mistakes and the cost of correcting problems which makes your business and your management more effective. It also decreases the level of risk and ensures that you comply with laws. Here are some benefits that can positively influence your business:

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Improved health and safety performance reduces the associated costs of accidents and incidents.

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Understanding of legal requirements reduces the chance that you will commit any offenses.

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If employers are concerned about employees’ health and safety, then the relations between them and the morale will improve. This also enhances the company’s reputation and helps induce positive PR for your business.

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Standards in setting up an HSE management system

The basis of the HSE management system starts with ISO 9001 certification. ISO 9001 can be used by every type of organization, irrespective of its size. The goal is to improve business operations by ensuring that the customers consistently receive high-quality products and services.

ISO 14001 provides a tool for organizations to improve their environmental performance while complying with any applicable legislation. ComplianceQuest helps companies identify, analyze, monitor and mitigate the existing and potential hazards and risks by capturing and reporting on environmental audits and incidents anywhere, anytime. Just like ISO 9001, the new 14001 also focuses on the impact on economic performance and reputation, managing operational risk as well as environmental, safety and society outcomes.

OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001, a new workplace health and safety standard, is a tool designed to allow organizations to adapt work health and safety management systems to their work efficiently. This will also help companies to automate their electronic reporting and OSHA incident recording.

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What is an HSE policy?

Growth and sustainability depend on customer satisfaction and the quality of its economic performance. Businesses need an HSE policy that can help them improve employee safety and morale and should include the following components:

  • Staff involvement and empowerment at all organization levels

  • Monitoring of customers’ confidence and suppliers’ compliance

  • Laws, regulations, standards & other requirements compliance

  • Risk analysis & risk prevention

  • Continuous improvement in performances, cost reduction and quality work life

What is HSE certification?

ISO’s HSE certification program is a validation of environmental statutory requirements and assessments. HSE Cert Division, Bureau Veritas, NDC Certification Services Pvt. Ltd provides QHSE certifications. There are many QHSE certifications available across different industries including:

  • NSC Advanced Health and Safety certification

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC)

  • NEBOSH National Certificate

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate

  • NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate

  • IOSH Managing safely Certificate

  • OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Occupational Health and safety lead auditors Certification.

  • Certified Safety Practitioner (CSP) Certificate.

  • Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) Certificate, etc.

  • NSC Advanced Health and Safety certification

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC)

  • NEBOSH National Certificate

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate

  • NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate

  • IOSH Managing safely Certificate

  • OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Occupational Health and safety lead auditors Certification.

  • Certified Safety Practitioner (CSP) Certificate.

  • Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) Certificate, etc.

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Best Practices for HSE Management

We will summarize the key elements of best practices in HSE management:

Management competence
Management competence

Management should have a clear understanding of the key H&S issues for their business and be continually developing their skills and knowledge. They should understand H&S policy and develop a strategy by setting standards, monitoring performance and internal control.

Culture, standards & values
Culture, standards & values

Management should set the right tone at the top and establish an open culture across the organization with a high level of communication both internally and externally on H&S issues.

Tactical implications
Tactical implications

Management should drive the H&S agenda by understanding the risks and opportunities associated with H&S matters and any market pressures which might compromise the values and standards, and ultimately establish a strategy to respond.

Internal controls
Internal controls

Management should ensure that H&S risks are managed and controlled adequately and the existing internal control and audit structures should be reviewed by the audit committee.

Outstanding execution and solution coverage

We implemented this software where I work and have been overall happy with the outcome. After taking a day or two workings to learn the software, you’ll never want to go back to your old ways! There’s also a huge library of training videos provided with the subscription, and an easy to use ticket portal. Moving to CQ HSE was worth the effort and will pay for itself within the year, but what really matters is that we have a fully functional HSE software that can grow and evolve with the business. The mobile features and real-time data capture provides great accessibility to the HSE program for all levels of staff.

Andre Perrault,
Manager, Health Safety & Environment

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How Can CQ's HSE Solution Help?

ComplianceQuest’s HSE solution is a flexible and robust solution that protects your employees, customers, and businesses from future occurrences, reveals root causes and prevents recurrences through corrective actions. With automated role-based notifications and workflows, ComplianceQuest alerts the right people at the right time to ensure that you are effectively and efficiently managing your incident process from start to finish. At ComplianceQuest, you will get the power of Salesforce wrapped into an HSE solution tailored specifically to your organization. You can also save time by eliminating duplicate data entry or lost paper forms.

Protect your employees, customers, and business from future incidents, identify root causes, and prevent recurrence with corrective actions through ComplianceQuest HSE solutions, automated role-based notifications, and workflow

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Health and Safety Management System is a proven method of reducing risk and improving productivity. The ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental) management standards that govern health and safety follow the ‘plan – do – check – act’ management process.

  • The HSE objectives are to reduce the cost due to injury, improve your safety culture, and improve health and safety-related decision making for an efficient and effective operation.

  • The company shall establish and maintain procedures for the identification, maintenance and disposition of HSE records. These should include:

    • Reports of audits and reviews

    • Audit tracking data

    • Legally required documents

    • Situations of non-compliance with HSE policy, and of improvement actions

    • Any incidents and follow-up actions

    • Any complaints and follow-up actions

    • Appropriate supplier and contractor information

    • Inspection and maintenance reports of HSE critical equipment i.e., equipment providing a control and recovery function

    • Product identification and composition data

    • Data obtained from monitoring as input to performance records

    • Training records which include HSE competency requirements which include HSE


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