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.