Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
BY : MAGENDREN R ISSUE: JULY, 2012
Group SHE Manager
The branches in Leopad Group are now continuously implementing Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (SHEMS) or Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) as a part of our risk management strategy to address the existing Legislation and protect our employees, after successfully achieving the OHSAS 18001, ISO14001 and MS 1722 certifications. This management system promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows our organization to consistently identify and control the safety and health risks, reduce any potential accidents, guide to Legislative compliance and improve our overall performance.
In line with continual improvement of this system, Group SHE Management has now introduced a “Self Assessment Audit” program, where the Branch Managers will lead their Audit team. The method of audit will be similar to the Annual Internal Audit and Annual Third Party Audit by SIRIM. This “Self Assessment Audit” has to be conducted before the quarterly SHEMS or OSHMS Steering Committee Meeting, and this is also in preparation for the Annual Internal and SIRIM Audits. This means the branches can continuously identify new potential hazards and risks associated with their activities, and understand the safety, health and environmental laws that are relevant to them. This will also produce objectives for improvement with regular reviews conducted. To assist in establishing how ready the branches are for the SIRIM Audits, Group SHE Department has produced a self assessment questionnaire checklist for the purpose, as below.