Introduction – Our Approach to #Safety Audit
We are expert in carrying out Safety Audits for industries and other institutions. Safety audits examine whether programs and strategies are meeting Organizational goals. It is a key tool in establishment, measurement, maintenance & continuous improvement of process safety performance. Our audit report offers a comprehensive guidance in improvement on health, safety and environmental issues for industries viz. Pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, chemicals, cement, power sectors, paper, hotel, malls and office buildings.
What is Audit?
The word audit is derived from a Latin word “audire” which means “to hear”. During the medieval times when manual book-keeping was prevalent, auditors in used to hear the accounts read out for them and checked that the organization’s personnel were not negligent or fraudulent. The most important duty of the auditor was to detect fraud. An audit is a systematic and independent examination of processes, statutory records and documents of an organization to ascertain how far disclosures present a true and fair view of the concern.
Audit is a systematic approach by which we determine where we are relative to where we want to be and what we need to do to get there. As a result of an audit, stakeholders may effectively evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and the governance process over the subject matter. Why Safety Audit?
Safety directly contributes to achieving total quality & overall business excellence. Health and safety auditing is a systematic, ongoing and periodic review of the entire occupational health and safety management system. This includes the policy and programs used to promote. These audits prevent workplace accidents/incidents and work related illnesses.Safety Audit is carried out by our experts in the respective fields. He examines management system, facilities and activities of the organization on safety aspects. He also assesses the prevailing hazards, the level of prevention, protection and emergency management preparedness. Verify compliance with respect to Regulations, Company Policies, Standards and procedures.
General Safety Audit
The General Safety Audit encompasses almost all aspects of safety namely the Safety Management System, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Mechanical Safety, Maintenance, Physical & Chemical and construction safety. The audit is carried out as per IS 14489 :1998 on “Code of Practice on Occupational Safety & Health Audit” to check the compliance with the Factories Act, 1948 and Rules for respective states.
Fire Safety Audit
As per record of Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, around 20,000 people die every year due to fire incident. The occurrence of any fire has the potential to cause severe damage to both life and property. A Fire Safety Audit is the most effective tool for assessing the fire safety standards of the facility. We carry-out fire safety audit for High Rise Buildings, Hotels and Industries. Our team carries out fire safety audit as per various IS standards such as the Standard for Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm System, Code of Practice for Selection, Installation and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers and other relevant safety standards necessary to identify all hazards requiring corrective & preventive actions. We also help you to prepare emergency plans for fire safety and conduct mock drills.
Electrical Safety Audit
Over 40% fire accidents happen due to fault in electric circuits or connections. Electrical system is a threat to safety of people and their property in the form of shocks, burns, injury, fire and explosion, which cause damage to expensive communication equipment, loss of data, fire in cable gallery, etc. Electrical Safety Audit is applicable for all types of industries, Power sector, and Service sectors such as IT Parks, Hotels and Telecommunications. In process industries, fires arising from electrical faults are highly probable, especially in industries that handle flammable chemicals. In service industries such as information technology, telecommunications, business interruption losses due to electrical hazards (fire in server room, damage of expensive communication equipment, loss of data, fire in cable gallery, etc.) could be substantial.
Our Scope of Study is to verify statutory compliance with respect to Indian Electricity standards. Physical inspection to identify electrical hazards (shock, fire, explosion, overloading).f Review of static electricity hazards in plant operations (as applicable). Review of hazardous area classification and selection of flameproof electrical equipment in the plant, including maintenance aspects (as applicable). Review of electrical preventive maintenance system (including tests, documentation, history cards, etc). Review of electrical systems & procedures (work permits, interlocks, lockout tags, etc).
Benefits of Safety Audit
Safety audit shall contribute to Organizations compliance strategy. Which in turn will assists in providing a safe working environment, boost employee morale and increase productivity.