Organizer: Aaron Hoxha – PECB International (www.pecb.com)
Presenter: Mr. Muhammad Dawood - Sustainable Business Solutions (http://sbs.org.pk/)
“Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determining Controls – Foundation Stone of OHSAS 18001”
Summary: As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. This is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law in most parts of the world. People are often put off by the idea of Risk Assessment because they think it is over complicated, difficult to complete and unnecessary. You may have already taken steps to protect your employees, this webinar will help you decide whether you have covered all you need to as per the requirements of OHSAS 18001?
Presenter: Mr. Muhammad Dawood is currently working as General Manager at Sustainable Business Solutions. With graduation in Chemical Engineering and MSc Engineering in Process Safety and Loss Prevention, Dawood has diversified experience in the occupational health & safety sector and have worked in services, fertilizer, oil and gas and mechanical construction industries. During these years he has performed audits on OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, 14001. He has rich experience in Risk Assessments for OHS, fire and explosion, behavior, he participated in HAZOP meetings, implemented people based safety programmes, TNA, Emergency Response planning and implementation, incident investigations, etc... He is Approved trainer to deliver more than 30 Internationally Accredited courses including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 14001 and has delivered 7000+ man-days of trainings.
Facilities for business continuity may include alternate workspace equipped for continuation of business operations. Alternate facilities may be owned or contracted including office space, data center, manufacturing and distribution.
Systems for emergency response may include detection, alarm, warning, communications, suppression and pollution control systems. Protection of critical equipment within a data center may include sensors monitoring heat, humidity and attempts to penetrate computer firewalls.
Every building has exit routes so people can evacuate if there is a hazard within the building. These exit routes should be designed and maintained in accordance with applicable regulations.
Business continuity resources may include spare or redundant systems that serve as a backup in case primary systems fail. Systems for crisis communications may include existing voice and data technology for communicating with customers, employees and others.
Equipment includes the means for teams to communicate. Radios, smartphones, wired telephone and pagers may be required to alert team members to respond, to notify public agencies or contractors and to communicate with other team members to manage an incident.
Many tools may be required to prepare a facility for a forecast event such as a hurricane, flooding or severe winter storm.
Materials and Supplies.
Materials and supplies are needed to support members of emergency response, business continuity and crisis communications teams. Food and water are basic provisions.
Systems and equipment needed to support the preparedness program require fuel. Emergency generators and diesel engine driven fire pumps should have a fuel supply that meets national standards or local regulatory requirements. That means not allowing the fuel supply to run low because replenishment may not be possible during an emergency. Spare batteries for portable radios and chargers for smartphones and other communications devices should be available.