Procedural follow-up action – Requirement ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OSHAS 18001:2009

Employers sometimes believe that because they trained their employees, that they are following their prescribed health and safety procedures while performing their tasks… 88{abc414c411bddb20b404dbc1f5bf8e7fc8a130e1ab54482cbe2add30c2fa8193} of accidents are caused by unsafe acts of workers and surely this indicates poor adherence to the prescribed procedural requirements either by not understanding the requirements or poorly explained, compiled or ineffective procedures.

Training is important and so are follow-up actions. Follow-up is defined as -The act or an instance of following up, as to further an end or review new developments or one that follows so as to further an end or increase effectiveness.

Above we mentioned health and safety procedures which may include written safe work procedures, material safety data sheet prescriptions, policies etc. Training alone cannot solve the problem and follow-up action are needed to establish whether all health and safety procedures are followed and if not – why not?

Most employers only realise a problem when an accident that might lead to serious consequences for the employer happens, believing that the procedures compiled by them is absolutely effectively compiled without any flaws – it is important that these need to be monitored on a regular basis.

The follow-up process is called “Job-Task Observation” required to be done in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OSHAS 18001:2009 and in the future ISO 45001:2016. This is the only way to establish any flaw in work procedures.

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