Management systems should be built on expansiveness and versatility. Only such a system delivers results for an organization. First of all, let us get a basic understanding of a management system: It is a system that helps smoothens and streamlines an organization functioning, enabling it to go on without hiccups.
The purpose of a management system is to put the organization on the road to the destination it has chosen for itself. This is done by instilling a system in which there are a defined set of prescriptive and hierarchical documents, and are well-defined. A prudent management system is one that enables the organization to carry out a host of dispersed functions and activities, so that time and resources are spared.
What an organization’s management system should address is an important question. Ideally, it should consist of a set of standards and practices that addresses all the aspects of the organization’s safety, health and environment management. Such a management system greases the whole process and brings efficiency, consistency, cost-effectiveness and timeliness into it.
A pivot for health and environment management systems
Businesses that use their assets for setting up and creating inputs for the various standards around the functions are effective ones. This is a proven and effective method of optimizing the efficiency of management systems, and becomes the foundation on which decisions concerning the way resources are spent within the Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) scope of business are made. That is, a management system that becomes a hinge around which an array of functions can be performed is an efficient and effective one.
A proper management system has safety, health and environment at its core. The key to build an SH&E system that is designed along these lines is being able to first thoroughly evaluate their requirements. Organizations also need to have the farsightedness to anticipate the likely changes that could go into these functions over time. The management systems they build must have the strength, resilience and flexibility to absorb these changes. An organization that builds an SH&E system that fails to take these into account is doomed to failure and is sure to be a huge financial burden.
What can a management system that takes SH&E into consideration achieve?
The benefits of building an SH&E-accommodated management system are many. It can be used to or helps in:
o Identifying everything that has to be managed within the function
o Constructing a mechanism, tool, or process that manages each of those things identified. These are normally a set of standards, practices and programs that are built specifically for a particular function
o Building the standard, practice or program so that it can be adjusted according to results
o Building a measuring metric, benchmark or scorecard with both lagging and leading indicators
o Building the management system in a way that is hierarchal in structure within the organization – (corporate sets and standards and the business unit builds the practice around the standard)
More on how to build a sound SH&E management
GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for the regulatory compliance areas, will organize a two-day seminar in which the principles to adapt and the thinking needed to cultivate the outlook for building such a management system will be imparted.
The Director of this seminar is James J. Thatcher, President and Owner, Global Safety Solutions LLC., who is listed as an expert witness for operational, as well as safety, health, environmental, training and security issues in the Oil and Gas industry and the mining, minerals and chemical industry. Please register for this seminar by visiting http://www.globalcompliancepanel.com/control/globalseminars/~product_id=900844SEMINAR?linkedin_SEO .
This seminar has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant’s RAC recertification upon full completion.
In-depth exploration of SH&E management systems
At this seminar, James will make an in-depth exploration of management systems in the health and environmental areas. A complete understanding of SH&E, plus Training and Security (TS), which are the functions around which standards and practices are built, will be offered. He will also offer a description of the 16 functions that cover the SHE & TS world in detail. This learning is important in helping participants understand ways by which to build a standard and practice around all these 16 functions.
The 16 functions that will have a standard and practice specific to the function are:
o Hazard identification & control
o Occupational health & industrial hygiene
o Incident management
o Emergency preparedness
o Regulatory compliance
o Reporting performance
o Managing risk
o Managing safety
o Management security
o Verification & audits
o Document & record management
o Contractor & service provider management
o Competency management (training)
o Commitment, communication and implementation
o Managing change
In addition, in order to enable clear understanding of the topics, James will also describe the role of supporting documents, associated programs, procedures or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that are a part of the particular function being managed,.