An Introduction to the Key Components of an HSE Management System: Planning Phase

This e-book introduces the planning phase of the DEMING/Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. It is an extract from the SAMTRAC International User Manual (second edition), Module 1: Foundations.

The fundamentals of the planning phase of an HSE management system include three areas:

Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA)

This section covers three fundamental areas of HSE, namely what a hazard identification risk assessment (HIRA) is; how it relates to risk, and why risk is so important when it comes to HSE management. Ultimately, it shows how an organisation truly knows its HSE self when it fully understands its HSE risks.

Risk Assessments – An Introduction in Terminology

Here, the focus is targeted at the definition of a risk assessment, specifically with regard to occupational health and safety, and environmental management. This section also covers specific HSE terminology; occupational safety risks; occupational health risks, and expectations of a risk assessment.

Hazard/Aspect Identification and Risk/Impact Assessment as a Process

The above is broken down into four easy-to-follow steps: planning; identifying hazards; analysis, and evaluation.

Because the Hazard/Aspect Identification and Risk/Impact Assessment forms the very foundation of any HSE Management System, this flipbook will introduce you to the fundamentals of the process at this stage.