Administering tasks related to Health and Safety Protection for companies. The employer is responsible for meeting the requirements of safe and non-hazardous work. Although the regulations clearly specify what needs to be done, they fail to go into detail about how to do these things. Let’s see, what is prescribed by the regulations and what do we guarantee to do for you:
Providing a Health and Safety certified person
Our Health and Safety professional provides Health and Safety consultancy, in the frame of which he completes the Health and Safety Policy and Health and Safety Inspections, does on-site visits, provides professional representation in the case of pre-announced audits done by authorities and keeps in contact with authorities. (EPL. Paragraph 57. (1) – (2))
Carrying out tasks which count as professional Health and Safety activities
Our Health and Safety professional helps you completing Health and Safety oriented preliminary analysis (EPL. 21. § Paragraph (3)) of machines and technologies before commissioning and putting them into service (Law No. 10/2016. (IV. 5.) MNE Paragraph 17.). The periodic reviews of hazardous machines (23. § Paragraph (1)) and the periodic compliance reviews of non-hazardous machines (10/2016. MNE decree 18. §) must be completed as often as specified by the employer, but not later than 5 years. If you are uncertain about how to complete these reviews, then our reliable and experienced professional will help you complete these based on his confident professional knowledge. For Machine Inspections, we have made our own inspection protocol form based on the MSZ63:1985 regulation, while taking into consideration the requirements of the 2009/104/EK policy (about the minimal safety requirements of work equipment used by employees in their job), the 1993 XCIII. law (about Health and Safety Protection), the 10/2016. (IV. 5.) MNE decree (about the minimal level of Health and Safety requirements related to work equipment and their operation) and the 16/2008. (VIII. 30.) MERD decree (about safety requirements and compliance certifications of machines).
Machine Handover Process
Many people know, that these need to be done, but they do not know the way of handing over (EPL. 21.§) hazardous machines and they do not complete the handover process of non-hazardous machines. The Shock Protection Compliance Reviews of machines need to be done (10/2016. MNE r. 19 §) before every machine handover process, which our certified inspector gladly undertakes for you.
There was an occupational accident and you do not know what to do? According to the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation (64. §), the investigation of occupational accidents counts as professional Health and Safety activity. Our Health and Safety professional has done more than 700 incident investigations, under which he examined every possible circumstance, did interviews and reports, where he revealed the actual causes of injuries and incidents, and specified actions, which meant real solutions for avoiding more, similar injuries. During the investigations, he uses the well-functioning root cause searching methods of management systems, which are proven to be efficient.
The Health and Safety professional must complete immediate inspections after every change in the workplace, PPE, work equipment or technology (23. § Paragraph (2)). We complete the inspection with documentation, which is part of the incident investigation, and its results can serve as a basis of additional actions or action plans. These are tightly intertwined with the Risk Assessment.
The employer has to have a Risk Assessment (54. § Paragraph (2)), the completion of which is considered to be a professional Health and Safety activity. Judging from our experiences, most companies think of Risk Assessment as a burden or a mandatory, unnecessary document, but a well-made Occupational Risk Assessment is an opportunity for conscious development. We have many years of international experience in the creation of Risk Assessments. In the largest part of our job, we deal with the creation of Occupational Risk Assessments in many fields (from offices to industry, manufacturing activities and construction). For the Risk Assessment, we make our own form by taking into consideration the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and the OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001) standard, so this document can be immediately integrated into the currently existing management system. We build the internal order of assigning PPEs into the Risk Assessment, so there is no need to create a new document. Besides assessing actual data, we create the Risk Assessment by considering the statistics of previous years, so the results of the Risk Assessment will not be subjective assessment, but the result of actual risks based on objective data. Based on the prepared Risk Assessment, we create a priority list (Pareto theory), which shows what areas have problems and what needs to be dealt with, in order to reduce the actual risks instead of putative problems. By doing so, we can be sure, that the result of the Risk Assessment will be also the basis of the preventive strategy, the completion of which is also prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Law (OHSL. Paragraph 54. § (1) g). Based on the data of the Risk Assessment such projects and action plans can be developed, which solve real problems instead of superficial ones. The statistical basis of Risk Assessment are previous injuries, incidents and near miss incidents, so these are integral parts of the Risk Assessment. Because of this, the Risk Assessment will always be updated and it will provide valuable data for employers. As a result of the visual display, it can be used perfectly in training materials.
Besides the aforementioned services, we also gladly prepare the following professional documents for you
Many people forget the preparation of the Evacuation Plan, but the regulations prescribe these as well (OHSL. 45. § Paragraph (1)). Our proficient Health and Safety professional prepares numerous Evacuation Plans for a variety of situations, so he also helps you to prepare them.
We are also available for the preparation of Health and Safety Training Thematics and delivering trainings (55. §).
The documents of Chemical Risk Assessments are not the same as the Occupational Risk Assessment’s (Law No. 2000. XXV. 20. §). They are not even checked by the Health and Safety Authority, but its lack can even mean a 20 000 000 HUF penalty according to the law about Chemical Safety (Law No. 2000. XXV. 33.§).
For implementations in the field of construction, the regulations (4/2002 DSF-MoH decree 6. §) prescribe the creation of Health and Safety Plans based on the implementational plan. Before starting the construction of the workplace, the implementer is obliged to submit a preliminary declaration to the Provincial Labour Office of Capital and County Courts (hereinafter referred to as: Health and Safety Authority) based on the area of construction if the construction is anticipated to be longer than 30 workdays and more than 20 employees work there simultaneously and/or the amount of work exceeds 500 man-days. We can offer you professional help with the preparation of the plan and the submission of the declaration.
Health and Safety Coordinator
During works in the field of construction, the tasks of Health and Safety Coordinators also need to be dealt with (4/2002. DFS-Moh decree 3. § (1)-(3)). The Occupational Health and Safety Law (40. §) prescribes, that in the case of employing more contractors simultaneously there is a need for coordination, which is done by the aforementioned person in the case of construction works. In other cases, another person must be assigned to coordination. Our company can offer you support with the preparation of documentations and by providing the person responsible for Health and Safety Coordination.
Fulfilling the tasks related to Lifting Equipment Management is prescribed by regulations (MoE Decree No. 47/1999. (VIII. 4.)). Does your company have an assigned person for these tasks?
The Lifting Equipment Manager prepares, reviews and updates the Lifting Equipment Policy. This person keeps detailed records of the number of Lifting Machinery and Lifting Equipment, assembles follow-up documentation based on registration numbers and keeps a comprehensive and updated record of inspection records, maintenance worksheets, logbooks, compliance declarations and certifications, operational documents, commissioning records, the inspection records before commissioning and records about Lifting Equipment Operators. Moreover, this person specifies and tracks the inspection group number of Lifting Equipment, provides professional consultancy regarding the operation of Lifting Equipment, monitors the register of Lifting Equipment Operators, and does professional checks-ups regarding the regularity of Lifting Equipment Calendars and work of Lifting Equipment Operators. Furthermore, this professional helps conducting the periodical safety inspections of Lifting Machinery, Forklifts, Lifting Equipment, delivers trainings for operators regarding the content of Lifting Equipment Policy annually and participates in the Health and Safety inspection before handing over the Lifting Equipment.
If you have no person assigned for these, our company is immediately available for fulfilling the tasks above.
Our Lifting Equipment professional completes the periodical inspections as frequently as it is required by the operational group number.
Lock Out-Tag Out means those special operations and processes, during which the energization, unexpected activation and releasing of hazardous energies is locked out for the safety of employees performing maintenance activities.
Our company can offer you support in the preparation of the LOTO processes, instructions, and in the acquisition of LOTO tools and locks, if requested. Besides the preparation of the LOTO system, we can offer you professional help in delivering trainings as well.
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