HSE Audit

Safety Audit is very important under various statutes in India.
The general duties of the occupier specified under Section 7-A of the Factories Act, 1948.

The State Factories Rules framed under the Factories Act insists that Health and Safety Policy should contain “relevant techniques and methods, such as safety audits and risk assessment to be adopted for periodical assessment of the status of the health, safety & environment and the remedial measures”.

The Rule 10 of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989, framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, insists that (i) the occupier of both new and old industrial activities covered under the Rule 10, shall carry out an independent “Safety Audit” of the respective industrial activities with the help of an expert not associated with such industrial activities, (ii) the occupier shall forward a copy of the audited report along with comments to the concerned authorities within 30 days after the completion of such audit, and (iii) the occupier shall update the safety audit report once a year by conducting a fresh “Safety Audit” and forward the copy of it with his comments thereon within 30 days to the concerned authority.

The Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) also insists for a Safety Audit report as one of the conditions for granting finance for expansion or diversification.

With the above provisions in view, PSTI has created expertise to carry out General Safety Audits/SHE Audits as per Indian Standard IS 14489:2002 and Contractor Safety Management System (CSMS) in any factories/plants/workplaces, in particular the following categories of industrial units/plants:

1.  Engineering Works
2. Chemical Plants
3.  Manufacturing Industry
4. Food Processing Plant
5.  Cement Manufacturing Plants
6. Iron & Steel Works,
7.  Construction Sites, etc.

We render HSE auditing services to needy corporate in the following areas:

1. CSMS (Contractor’s Safety Management System)
2. Policy and risk assessment
3. Written statement of general health and safety policy
4. Review of policy
5. Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
6. Recommendation of suitable and Reasonable Controls
7. Proper display of emergency contacts
8. Illumination Assessment
9. Adequacy of natural light
10. Provision of emergency lighting
11. Ventilation Adequacy Assessment
12. Welfare facilities
13. Housekeeping and waste management
14. Material storage
15. Floors and aisles
16. Special work procedures
17. Mechanical and heat hazards
18. Fire
19. Electrical
20. Chemicals (general)
21. Flammable liquids
22. Biological hazards
23. Emergency equipment
24. Egress and evacuation
25. Legal Compliance Requirements
26. Safety Management System Development
27. Incident/accident prevention
28. PPE Requirement & Supply
29. Signage Requirement & Supply
30. Work station ergonomics

Fire Safety Audits

It is now recognised that fire protection is just as much an aspect of efficient operation as in any other industrial activity.

Fire Safety Audit is found to be an effective tool for assessing fire safety standards of an organisation or occupancy. It helps the management to identify the areas for improvement and evolve an action plan. The audit findings are generally published in a report which also provides recommendations on how to remedy any non-compliance that were identified.

Safety conscious and forward looking companies carry out fire safety audit once in three years with the help of external agency, with required expertise based on national and international standards. In case of industrial buildings, the statutory authorities insist for fire safety audit by external agencies depending on the type of activity and nature of materials handled in the buildings.

PSTI has expertise to carry out Fire Safety Audits to meet the statutory requirements of the National Building Code of India, 2005, and other statutes brought out by various State Governments and local bodies, in any occupancies listed below:

1. Residential
2. Educational / Training
3. Scientific / Research
4. Commercial / Business
5. Factory / Industry
6. Museums / Libraries Warehouses / Storage
7. Hotels
8. Theatres
9. Malls
10. Place of Worship

Fire Safety Audit in High Rise Buildings

According to the National Building Code of India, 2005, any building having more than 15 meters in height is a “High-Rise Building”.

Last two decades, thousands of High-Rise Buildings have come up in all over the country, especially in the cities.

Many of the High Rise Buildings lack adequate infrastructure needed for fire prevention, fire protection and life safety measures. Even the National Building Code of India had recognised this fact and gave special provisions for high rise buildings.

Annex–C deals with Fire Protection Requirements for High-Rise Buildings –15 meters in height and above.

Annex–E deals with Guidelines for Fire Drill And Evacuation Procedures for High-Rise Buildings–above 15 meters in height.

PSTI also paid special attention to the problems of high-rise buildings and designed audit procedures. PSTI has expertise to carry out Fire Safety Audits in any High Rise Buildings.

Electrical Safety Audit

Risk in electrical work is higher than any other job. Any flaw in electrical circuit in the workplace could make the system less efficient or put the lives of employees at higher risk. People involved in the electrical job should remain high alert for each and every second. Thus, the importance is on electrical safety as we can’t apparently realize that a simple cable carrying current. Moreover, it is not feasible to ascertain the conductor is live or dead. This scenario becomes the root cause of most of the electrical accidents. This is the reason; a corrective action investigation in the form of electrical audit is necessitated in all the workplaces.

PSTI provides comprehensive electrical audit in the following areas to ensure a safe work environment such as:

1. Transformers
2. HT, LT & distribution panels
3. Diesel generator and its availability
4. Lightning protection system
5. Emergency power distribution system
6. Grounding & Earth Connections
7. CEA Regulations 2010 Compliance Review
8. Emergency control procedures
9. Training competence evaluation
10.Systems and document review
11.Contractor management

For any further queries please call the corporate division:
+91 8292777916 or email us at info@proactsafety.co