It is Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada policy to control losses of human and material resources by identifying and correcting unsafe acts and conditions through the use of Formal and Informal inspections and safety audits. A formal inspection is a documented assessment whereas an informal inspection is an observation. Any follow up should be indicated with whom is responsible for the corrective action and a date to ensure follow up is done as indicated. These inspections will be conducted on the shop, offices and various field locations to ensure Safe environments, compliance with the HSE program and promote visible leadership.
Managers, supervisors and workers are required to perform informal daily inspections of work sites. They should constantly watch for unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. Informal inspections take place during normal working hours. If possible, any unsafe condition observed should be corrected immediately. If the problem cannot be corrected immediately, the condition should be recorded and appropriate steps initiated.
Safety Audits will take place at a minimum once per year. These audits will allow Rohde & Liesenfeld to identify our strengths within our HSE Management system as well as identify any areas that we can improve on.
Management is responsible for the overall operation of the program.Supervisory personnel are responsible for directing formal inspections on job sites that they control, and involve workers in such inspections, on a regular basis. Inspections must be reviewed and signed off by the job supervisor. Workers are responsible for participating in and contributing to the inspection program.All levels within the company are responsible for conducting ongoing informal inspections of areas where they are working.
Formal inspections are required at regular intervals and may include the following:
Field Inspections – Inspection of job sites by supervisors or management with the aid of workers on site while visiting any job site. These inspections should be documented on a Site Inspection Form. Informal inspection should be conducted on an ongoing basis each day by on site supervisors and workers.
PPE Inspection – All PPE (personal protective equipment) should be inspected by workers on a daily basis prior to use. It is the responsibility of each worker to ensure that any PPE is in good working order and properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with legislative requirements.
Vehicle & Equipment Inspections – All vehicles and equipment should be inspected prior to each use to ensure safe operation.
Any items identified through the inspection process to be found requiring attention must be corrected and the corrected action recorded. All corrective actions shall be dealt with in a timely manner. Supervisors and management shall ensure all corrective action has been completed in an appropriate manner.
Site Health and Safety Inspections – On location
Planned inspections will occur weekly on project sites and monthly at the company premises. Supervisors representing the general contractor and/or sub-contractors and the health and safety representative will be involved in workplace inspections.
All health and safety inspection reports must be reviewed during toolbox safety talks and management meetings. All completed health and safety inspection reports will be evaluated and monitored by project management and the health and safety representative and filed with the health and safety documentation.
Follow-Up Actions to Health and Safety Inspections
When a worker is noted performing an unsafe act, advise as follows:
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