Let’s Begin With A Workplace Audit
A workplace audit conducted by ELLA-VATION is a smart place to start. A workplace audit is an independent analysis of your current safety program providing a benchmark measurement, exclusive to your industry and/or project, as well as identification of any specific regulatory issues and concerns.
Here Are the Components:
- ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety)
- ISO 9001 (Quality)
- ISO 14001 (Environment)
How We Do It
Active Listening — Give full attention to what other people are saying. Take time to understand the points being made. Ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times.
Equipment Selection — Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Evaluate whether employees have the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work safely.
Evaluating Records to Determine Compliance with Standards — Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
- Inspect the construction site and equipment for regulatory compliance
- Perform safety inspections of the construction site, review training records, and identify and evaluate needs.
Encouraging the Communication with Management, Supervisors, and Employees Subordinates — Provide the information and day-to-day communication from safety managers and supervisors to employees and subcontractors by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. But, presented in the respective dialect which can be clearly understood and communicated to various subcultures throughout the site.
- Confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Provide guidance and expert advice to employees and subcontractors on technical, process and industry related topics.
- Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization and, representing the organization to clients. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, by telephone or e-mail.
- Communicate technical information.
- Develop presentations on health or medical issues.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitor and review site conditions from materials, changes in work activities, or the environment, to detect or assess potential problems; and decide to turn a bad into a good. For example, when you see a potentially hazardous situation stop activities for a moment and utilize that opportunity to instruct and train.
Developing and Building Teams — Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Coaching and Developing Others — Identify the developmental needs of others. Coaching, mentor, or assist others to improve their knowledge and skills. Use positive reinforcement to develop good relationships.
Performing Administrative Activities — Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
- Prepare safety reports
- Prepare reports that identify training needs
- Prepare technical reports or related documentation
Handling High Pressure
- Prioritize, then strategize. Take some time to develop a game plan before diving headfirst into any project. This forethought can help you sidestep potential hurdles.
- Don’t delay. Worrying about a task doesn’t count as working on it. Stop putting off your most pressing deadlines and address them. Completing assignments will stress and make your goals more manageable.
- Break it up. Take short breaks to relieve crunch-time tension. Go for a walk or engage in a little stimulating conversation with your colleagues. If you can’t leave your workstation, close your eyes, take deep breaths and try to clear your head for a few moments.