HSSE Manager – Projects / Operations
Ensure that the approved plans are being followed for execution to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
Ensure that necessary skills are being used in process operations, and methodology is followed, taking into considerations the all required HSSE measures.
Monitor & Control all HSSE matters related with project team members, the contractors, and the workforce follow the set norms and standards for specific requirements.
Ensure that HSSE manuals based on organization’s policy are being followed and workforce actions for the process operations are observed and noted for analysis
Any changes required to be made to the base plan must be discussed with all stakeholders and must be implemented after due approval of change control unit.
HSSE manger shall be responsible for the health, safety, environment, & security throughout the project duration to achieve safe project completion with increase in business value for tangible and intangible state
He must be aware of all construction/ operation activities and the processes to find out the requirements for the HSSE and participate in Risk Assessment and hold relevant meeting, workshop internally and with other stakeholders.
Ensure that the necessary standards and norms of the local bodies and government are implemented efficiently and effectively.
Enforce and audit activities to ensure they meet design / plan requirements and other HSSE guideline.
Monitor and update the HSSE risks register and ensure all mitigation measures are adhere to, throughout the project life cycle / operation period.
Prepare and manage required documents for related internal / external communication and audit.
The On-job HSSE team
The on-job HSSE cadre must follow the HSSE plan, and during the execution process, it should observe, the workforce’s actions on HSSE measures. And align them to the planned efforts, to be taken during construction operations.
The team should note the processes to be performed, precautions to be met, and observe the actions of workforce in doing the job skill wise.
The data collected should be analyzed for different categories of works and risks associated with their jobs or undesirable actions, some of which are mentioned below:
Onsite facilities misuse
Falls into ditches
Improper use of equipment
No use of PPEs
Violation of work standards and norms
Non-participation on in awareness trainings
(All such actions / violations notices must be brought to the notice of supervisors and to senior staff for follow up action which may include:
High level meetings
Field level meetings
Training for awareness
On job training
PPE use awareness training
Training on security measures
Appointment of certified skilled staff)
Acceptance of HSSE subject norms, like other norms is not effortless. It depends on the attitude of the worker-his behavior.
(Those who do not know can be trained. Those who do not want to know is an attitudinal problem. And needs special attention.)
Risk situations may be created by:
Airborne particulate matter
Underground blasting operations
Material handling and fabrication
Noise of construction operations
Works at height
HSSE Management System
( The Principle- Zero accident in Project Life Cycle)
HSSE Management System Documents encompasses:
A -Organizational Commitments for HSSE
(HSSE Policy and Goals, Responsibility and Accountability Matrix, Performance Reviews, Actions on unlawful involvement of work force, Issue Resolution, Change management, Staff management and High-level inspections)
B -Planning, Identification of HSSE tasks from the Process groups, Monitoring & control, Evaluation and feedback system design.
Depending on the perceived HSSE Challenges and project HSSE requirements, project planning should include actions required during the project execution process. These may include perceived site specific Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Measure, Facilities Inspection designs, HSSE task lists, Instructions, Record Logs, Manuals, Training Requirements, Checklists, Emergency Response Planning, Incident Reporting and Investigation instructions and Reporting formats, Controls, Feedback and Communication implementation strategies. Preparation of HSSE execution plan and its approval from team and the stakeholders.
C -Execution of HSSE tasks
The execution processes must use required Inputs, Tools & Techniques for the desired Outputs as suggested in HSSE plans.
It is to be ensured that the execution is inline with the approved planning. Any changes required during execution process, or incorporation of additional requirements should be duly approved, and implemented after revised plan approval for further execution.
It should also be ensured that the quality of implementation operations is as per set standards and necessary report is generated.
D – Monitoring and Control.
It should be ensured that the implementation unit is following the planned instruction and no unauthoried deviation means are adopted. The field units should follow the set rules and in case of any variations found by the monitoring unit the , these should be complied and reported. Any unusual implementation process exection should be brought in the knowledge of high level team for information and advice.
Also ensure that:
The compliance is done. ( Non Conformance Notices should be issued for any unacceptable output).
Involving Stakeholders in decision making
Training of all persons for plans of Health, Safety, Security a
All stakeholders must be aware of HSSE plans and its implementation
Roles and responsibilities of the persons under project manager must be clearly complied.
Involve everybody from initiation to planning to execution to end through a well-managed communication system
Important Required actions During Implementation Stage
Set procedures for processes
Set work instructions at the workplace
Create awareness about known risk
Supervisors must foresee the risks during construction operations and apprise workers about it
Conduct safety meetings
Ensure that work supervising force uses the required treatment for physical and mental ailments
Provide short rest breaks and avoid overtime.
Maintain HSSE files
Set targets for :
Review and discuss the status in reality
Be open to receive other’s opinions
Active participation, learning from past and related projects Learning from incidents
Tool Box Training
Training of all stakeholders
Development of monitoring system
Employ trained and certified persons
Analyze the job and search for support providers
A project involves both the shop floor activities and construction activities. So, whole area of the project must be given important attention by dedicated team of managers and supervisors so that accidents are bare minimum or Zero. It shall boost the morale of the work force and increase the efficiency.
Contrary to this, organization may face labor problems, legal problems etcetera which will affect the project timelines and other project constraints.
Focus on the topic
Connect to work force
Inbuilt HSSE in all knowledge areas and processes of project management
Special considerations be given to fire, electricity, lights, vehicles operations along with process hazard analysis and suggested precautionary measures required for awareness creation training and execution.
Anything happening against these parameters in project management, spread in a big way and affects project operations and business. Without the required amenities it is always difficult to move within the limitations of the project constraints. It may affect schedule, cost, quality, resources and reputation.
HSSE checks for system implementation
Ensure that /mechanism/ arrangement exists and check for:
The workplace is safe to work for the required number of persons
HSSE head is in place
Awareness creation mechanism exists
Top management is committed
Awareness creation about existing enforcement measures Awareness about age of persons for construction jobs
Ensure safety of other service providers at the project
Ensure safety of community outside the boundary of the project Necessary insurance measure for all project participants Apprising the project team about HSSE plans
Apprising stakeholders about risks and plans
Policy document existence
Creation of milestones in planning
Hazard identification processes
Engagement of third party for training and consultancy
Availability of responsibility matrix
Ensure that the supervisory staff is duly certified
Crisis manager is available
Risk management plan and risk response plan exists
Existing of Injury / incident reporting and management system.
Arrangement of onsite training for staff
Site safety management for workers
Non -conformance notices implementation system
Injury / accident management system
HSSE concerns documentation in contract
Awareness about legal requirement of HSSE training
Information and communication system about hazard management
Monitoring and feedback system
Functioning of digital real time equipment
And many others as per need of the project tasks
Get Fit and be Efficient
Fitness is very important now in this fast-action-packed scenario to avoid accidents at work during travel and at home. It is not the gym exercises and is different.
It keeps you fit to carry out your functions.
A footballer, hockey player, badminton player or cricketer, plays the game part. These players to play the game without disruptions in actions need to be fit and therefore they get regular fitness training which is additional to their game.
The put the purpose is to make you understand that developing of EQ as well as to keep yourself fit for actions effectively and efficiently, is the requirement for the success. How important the follow up of HSSE guidance is, is clear from the information given by Heinrich Accident Triangle be