Does your organization have a written HSE Policy?
Does your organization have an HSE Managment System? Is it certified by a recognized independent authority. If so what was the latest result.
Are health and safety responsibilities clearly identified for all levels of staff?
Is there a workplace HSE committee or regular meetings conducted with employees (e.g. safety meetings, tool box talk etc.)?
Are employees involved in decision making over HSE matters?
Does your organization have a HSE representative? Have they received HSE training?
How does your organization identify and communicate HSE issues (e.g. legislative, regulatory, industry)?
Is a documented Job Safety & Environmental Analysis (JSEA) conducted prior to commencement of a job (i.e. risk identification, assessment, control and review procedures)?
Does your organization have a permit to work system (e.g. Hot Work, Confined Space, etc.)?
Does your organization have a process for the selection, assessment, monitoring and review of sub-contractors that incorporates HSE requirements?
Do you have procedures in place for the maintenance & inspection of plant equipment owned and/or operated by your organization (e.g. front end loader/backhoe, excavator, compressor, borer, electrical equipment, fire-fighting equipment, forklift, etc.)?
Do you have procedures for selection, use, storage, handling, spill management & disposal of hazardous substances and dangerous goods (e.g. corrosives, poisons, flammable liquids and gases, etc.)?
Do you have procedures for identifying, assessing and controlling risks associated with manual handling (e.g. controls in place - hand trucks, forklifts, cranes, etc.)?
Does your organization have procedures to prevent & reduce environmental emissions & damage?
Do your environmental procedures address containment and recovery processes?
Does your organization have emergency response plans and/or management process? (e.g. fire, medical emergencies, environmental issues, etc.)?
Does your organization conduct regular HSE audits of your HSE Management System by external parties?
Is there a process by which employees can report hazards at workplaces (and potential health, safety & environmental hazards)?
Does this process involve a regular Hazard Register?
How does your organization communicate hazards to your employees and your sub-contractors?
Are records maintained of all training (certificates & licenses) and induction programs undertaken for employees (existing and new employees) in your organization?
How does your organization plan to manage inductions for personnel involved in projects with ISS?
Is there other specific HSE training for employees?
Does your organization have a process for regular (e.g. weekly, monthly) HSE inspections at worksites?
Are standard workplace inspection checklists used to conduct health, safety and environmental inspections?
How is information presented to stakeholders (i.e. workers, management, clients, etc.)?
Is there a documented incident management and investigation procedure?
Is there a system for the notification of incidents to regulatory agencies?
Is there a system for investigating incidents to determine root causes? Does the system identify and implement appropriate corrective actions?
Has the organization had any enforcement activity or been convicted for a HSE offense in the past 3 years (e.g. improvement/prohibition notices, etc.)?
Is there a system for recording and analyzing HSE performance statistics?
Are employees regularly provided with information on your HSE performance?
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