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  Review of Health Safety and Environment (HSE) systems and key concepts Download Course Brochure
  • Key concepts:
    • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
    • Safety case
    • Safety culture
    • Risk and hazards
    • As low as reasonably practicable (ALARP)
    • Duty of care considerations
  • Need for HSE management
  • A business case for HSE management: The benefits

Activity: Assessing the state of your own HSE management system

  The people side of HSE management
  • Introduction to human factors and behaviour based safety principles
  • Person versus system approach
  • Active failures and latent conditions
  • Human error and violations
  • Human performance capabilities and limitations
  • Attitudes, behaviour and their influence on safety culture
  • Human factors analysis frameworks
  • Managing human error
  • Developing error tolerant systems

Activity: Developing error tolerant solutions

  The critical role of safety culture
  • Characteristics of safe and unsafe organisations
  • Management influence on safety culture
  • Safety culture:
    • Learning
    • Flexible
    • Reporting
    • Just Culture and accountability
  • Measuring safety culture
  • High Reliability Organisations (HRO’s) and Organisational Mindfulness

Activity: Practical strategies for improving safety culture

  Key elements of a HSE management system
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Safety policy and strategic objectives
  • Standards and resources
  • Organisational structure and safety accountability
  • Hazard and incident reporting:
    • Policy on safety reporting
    • Value of safety reporting systems
    • Types of safety reporting systems
    • Examples of safety reporting systems
    • Limitations in the use of data from safety reporting systems
  • Safety performance indicators
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk management
  • Emergency/crisis response
  • Safety education and training
  • Safety communications and promotions
  • Planning
  • Investigation and analysis
  • Audit and inspection
  • Safety compliance
  • Management review
  • Documentation
  • Contractor management
  • Procurement

Activity: HSE management case studies

  Key considerations in enhancing a HSE management system
  • Securing senior management commitment
  • Developing strategic safety plans
  • Developing HSE management competencies
  • Centralised, de-centralised and embedded HSE management models
  Essentials of risk management
  • What is a risk?
  • Who is accountable for risks?
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment methods
  • Establishing a process to manage risks
  • Risk communication
  • Managing safety in a changing environment
  • Best practice guides on change management

Activity: Case studies in change and risk management

  HSE occurrence management
  • Introduction
  • Scope of HSE occurrence investigations
  • Immediate actions
  • Data collection methods
  • Deciding which analysis method to use?
  • Developing safety recommendations
  • Action tracking and follow up

Activity: Example investigation

  Integrating the HSE management system into the business
  • Integrating the components of the HSE system with each other
  • Integrating the HSE system with the business and operational processes
  Monitoring and maintaining the effectiveness of the HSE management system
  • Assessing safety health
  • Lead and lag performance indicators
  • Management review
  • Surveys and focus groups
  • Continuous improvement
  • Sample indicators of safety health

Activity: What will you take back to your organisation?

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