Winners Sustainability Model
Indian Factories Act, Indian Boilers Act, Static & Mobile Pressure Vessel Act Indian Electricity Act/Rules, various IS standards including IS 14489: 1998, Other Applicable Rules & Regulations, Best Industry Practices, Corporate Requirements and HSE Policy of the auditee organization, etc.
Based on these criterion, we have developed a protocol or guidelines divided into 06 (six) distinctive Modules. This protocol has been used for the audit. The Modules of the protocol are as follows:
Module 1 - Leadership & Governance (L&G):
Good leadership is essential for the effective operation of any organization. Good leadership begins with defining the organization's expectations (purpose, vision, values, goals and policies), aligning these with the expectations of other stakeholders and developing a strategy for achieving these expectations. Leaders are responsible for defining the core business of the organization and identifying the major business risks. Leaders must also demonstrate commitment to improvement through practical leadership by “walking the talk”, “Open Dialogs”, “HSE communications” etc.
Module 2 - Risk Assessment (RA):
Quality risks are the potential failure to meet key stakeholders’ expectations. To deliver high quality products and services in sustainable way, the organization must identify current and future stakeholder expectations, and ensure it has the capability to meet them at all times. Employees must have a good awareness of risk at all times. A team approach to process and task risk evaluation will drive a strong risk and hence a proactive safety and health culture in the organization will evolve.
Module 3 - Work Management (WM):
The organization’s success and business stability depends on how the organization manages its work system. The chances of the stability are enhanced if the functioning of the organization is based on robust systematic processes. "Permit to Work" System, LOTO, Use of SOP & WI, material safety data sheets etc. are the proactive initiatives to systemize the Work Management.
Module 4 - Occupational Safety (OS):
It is sub-divided into three sections:
Electrical Safety (ES) – It is a very important aspect in any Industry which has high power requirements due to lighting and other utilities used for production. Due to needs of proper décor and aesthetic appeal, cables are often completely concealed which might make access for inspection difficult. If changes which might happen in the electrical installations through controlled processes, this might lead to situations which could be highly hazardous.
Fire Safety (FS) – It is very critical to any industry. Since the furnishings within a building or workshop are aimed at improving the safety of employees and might be constructed of materials which might be combustible and potential to causing thick smoke, detection and first reactions are very important to reduce or avoid losses to life and property. The chemical and the processes used for the production may the sources of fire.
Mechanical & General Safety (GS) – it is very important in any business. Here implementation of all planned actions, maintenance and upkeep of premises, equipment and training of all employees and contractors are explained. Emergency preparedness is a very important aspect in plant & office in view of external and internal risks.
Module 5 - People’s Competency / Learning & Development (L&D):
The success of any process depends upon the competency of the people performing the tasks. These people may be its own employees on role, contractors’ personnel or the visitors. Right manpower shall be deployed for the right kind of job. The organization need to select, develop and deploy the people with adequate qualification, competency and authorization. There is also need to communicate to employees and visitors on key fire safety emergency procedures.
Module 6 - Legal & Regulatory Requirements / Compliance (C):
All applicable and updated legal and regulatory requirements shall be tracked and adhered. The organization may maintain a Legal register, in which all applicable legal and local body requirements along with their tracking, would find place. This legal register shall be reviewed, time to time, by the senior management. Any Non-Compliance to any Statutory Requirement shall be treated seriously and on SOS basis.