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What does good HSEQ Management look like?

10 items for developing your business

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Managing incidents and nonconformity

Experiencing repeated accidents and customer complaints?

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The business management system

Five Deadly Sins

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Management Systems

A management system is essentially a governance tool for strategy execution and is created based on business process mapping and subsequent risk assessment. The management system is usually designed based on industry standards (e.g. ISO management standards) and should provide organisational overview, role and responsibility definitions, authority and accountability statements, policies, process descriptions, procedures, instructions, […]

Safe System of Work

Workplace activities involving significant residual hazards – hazards which are not possible to eliminate, reduce or subject to engineering controls (ref. the risk assessment process) – need to be controlled by other mitigating measures. A safe system of work is a core element of the management system and comprises a permit to work system with […]

Continuous Improvements

Continuous improvements are principally derived from: Management reviewing – top down performance management engaging all managers in assessing performance and dealing with the unacceptable Internal auditing – continuously exploring the level of management system implementation and identifying root causes of (potential) nonconformity Incident and nonconformity management – continuously dealing with operational failures and consistently ensuring […]

Leadership

Strategic HSEQ development requires linkage to business strategy which is executed through processes and programs. Executives and managers need insight in quality and HSE management principles in order to provide the necessary leadership for effective management system implementation and take part in monitoring the system’s succesful implementation and driving continuous system improvement. JDF CONSULT offers […]

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10
Sep
Jesper Dahl Frederiksen
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The Business Management System – Five Deadly Sins

The misconception of management system purpose Management systems can be established by different objectives such as; Safeguarding people, the environment and asset integrity Assuring fulfillment of other corporate social responsibilities Compliance to statutory and regulatory requirements and the achievement of licence to operate approvals Certification to industry standards; e.g. ISO management standards The pursuit of […]

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30
Apr
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What does good HSEQ management look like?

The HSEQ agenda is integrated with the business strategy and driven by top management The strategy is continually understood and communicated by all managers The strategy is executed through policy and business processes governed and aligned by the integrated management system Changes to the business model, commercial orientation, organisation, processes, staffing and assets are duly […]

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7
Apr
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Work planning and risk assessment

It has generally become practice in many industries that workers are tasked with risk assessing their daily standard work. But does such a practice produce a safer working environment? It can be experienced that such a practice often backfires where work planning and risk assessment ends up being a matter of formality and where large […]

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3
Apr
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Three major challenges for HSEQ Management and leadership

HSE and quality management has traditionally been subjected to misconduct which have contributed to problems in achieving desired standardization and continuous improvements. In the following, three major challenges to such problems will be examined. Strategy and leadership Strategy traditionally addresses an organization’s commercial interests and aims at providing an organization a unique market position. In […]

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31
Mar
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Managing incidents and nonconformity

Many organizations experience repeated occurrences of the same type of undesired incidents and nonconformity (hereafter referred to as ‘errors’) damaging to employee health and safety, the environment and customer satisfaction. The key to gradually breaking down this pattern can be found in the identification of root causes to such errors (being human error or malfunctioning […]

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27
Mar
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Some might think that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is limited to third world charity. But what is CSR actually and can a business disclaim having such responsibility? CSR is something we increasingly meet in the media. The Danske Bank money laundering scandal has created significant public turmoil and within the area of health & safety […]

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