The role of an HSE Transition Manager
The concept of HSE ( hygiene safety environment ) is a methodology intended to reduce the risks in company: for that it is advisable to set up concrete actions by following a precise protocol. To develop a structured and effective HSE approach, call on an Interim Manager .
The HSE approach, what is it?
The HSE approach aims to improve occupational health and safety .
In accordance with decree 2012-135 of January 30, 2012 , dince 2012, all companies have been required to appoint an HSE manager from among their employees. Its role varies significantly depending on the structures. In particular, he must make employees aware of the challenges of certain postures or the importance of implementing safety procedures if necessary.
In order to guarantee the safety of workers and industrial systems, it is necessary to adopt an approach in line with the requirements of its professional branch.
Consideration of health and safety at work is an unavoidable necessity today.
With the proliferation of existing procedures, standards and regulations, companies must have a global policy relating to occupational health.
An effective HSE approach naturally leads to more presenteeism, motivation and therefore productivity on the part of employees.
The 5 steps of an HSE protocol
The implementation of an HSE approach is done in several stages:
- The first phase is the analysis of the situation: how is the company in terms of health at work, compliance with safety rules? Is the director of the department concerned able to give a clear overview of the situation? Is he aware of the repercussions of work safety rules on the employment of his employees?
- The second phase is the definition of the objectives (what we want to achieve). The objectives are easily definable in this context: limit the risk of injuries and accidents, avoid occupational illnesses and anticipate problems, in particular by setting up training.
- The third is the implementation of the HSE approach itself. This approach involves two axes in particular:
- The development of specific documents (Prevention plan, PPSP, single document, etc.)
- Raising the awareness of employees and management on the risks related to their sector of activity and on the necessary actions to be implemented
How to measure the profitability of an HSE policy?
The evaluation of an HSE approach is fully integrated into the mission itself. It must make it possible to determine the effectiveness and impact of an HSE policy, taking into account the costs and benefits associated with the measures.
HSE indicators are useful for measuring company performance , progress in the implementation and development of the approach.
Two types of indicators are used to assess company policy in terms of health and safety rules.
- Qualitative indicators make it possible to measure the culture of safety at work, worker motivation, the relationship between management and employees, etc. These indicators are often expressed in the form of a list of factual questions or items to be checked off.
- Quantitative indicators make it possible to measure the results of the safety policy (absenteeism, accidents at work, number of accidents, number of sick leaves, etc.). They can be compared with preliminary results, but also with indicators from other structures, provided in particular by organizations such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The repercussions of an HSE policy in terms of marketing are also easily quantifiable.
Why delegate an Interim Manager to develop HSE approaches in the company?
As part of an HSE approach, an Interim Manager has its place. Indeed, he puts his expertise at the service of occupational health and safety initiatives and effectively supports the company in its performance improvement policy.
It should be specified that, if the HSE manager is not an employee of the company, he must hold IPRP status .
Interim Managers demonstrate expertise in the various actions to be implemented to frame and organize an HSE policy, but also to be able to federate it within the group, to ensure its coordination and to design the accompanying action plans.
The Interim Manager will therefore be able to support the employees of the company in the following actions:
- Staff training and awareness of risk and security.
- Identification of infrastructure.
- Risk study.
- Implementation of a security policy
- Drafting of HSE documents in accordance with the legislation
- HSE document (identification of risks, security measures and procedures) in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 45001 standards .
- HSE document relating to the operation of the installation in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 45001 standards.
- Annual HSE document.
- Implementation and monitoring of a measurement and diagnostic system
The interim management firm delegates a professional able to carry out these actions effectively and to determine precisely the actions to be taken to improve the health and safety conditions at work for employees.
Within a company, implementing an HSE approach can be profitable and beneficial for the proper functioning of the company. By being accompanied by a professional transition manager to develop this approach on your premises, you are sure to structure your project and observe short-term effects.