- SAFETY AUDIT
- ENERGY AUDIT
- INTERNAL AUDIT OUTSOURCING
- WORKPLACE CONDITIONS ASSESSMENTS (WCA)
- SMETA 6.1 – SEDEX MEMBERS ETHICAL TRADE AUDIT
Do you want to be an integral part of any safety management system, periodic audit only can reveal to know whether it is actually working or not, Review of controls and regular auditing allows to identify areas where it is occurring and to know how to correct, Regular feedback on the safety management system and to avoid potential losses to improve the company’s safety performance, Safety audits allow to find where additional training is needed and to help the workforce, Demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety of employees, potential customers and Government regulations.
SAFETY AUDIT-FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY
A safety audit is used to describe an activity where a facility gathers information about one or more aspects of the workplace in order to evaluate the risk levels for health or safety issues. During this audit one or more people will gather data related to the efficiency, reliability, and effectiveness of their health and safety systems.
1.What is Safety Audit:
Is a process in which an organization’s safety procedures, policies, equipment, etc. are examined carefully to see if they are effective.
Safety audits serve two broad purposes:
- They are routinely conducted in order to determine whether the company is in compliance with safety legislation. These can be performed by representatives of a regulatory body or by the company itself.
- They are used to identify weaknesses in their safety programs and processes. These audits are then used as a guide for designing safety plans or to identify corrective actions that should be undertaken.
a) Fire Safety Audits
- The occurrence of any fire may cause severe damage to both life and property. A Fire Safety Audit is the most effective tool for assessing the fire safety standards of the organization. It helps the management to identify areas where improvement can be made and develop an action plan, in addition to emergency preparedness and mock drills.
b) Electrical Safety Audits
- Most of the fire accidents happen due to faulty electric circuits, connections and system. This is a threat to human lives and property in the form of shocks, burns, injuries and explosions, which also cause damage to expensive communication, loss of data etc.
- Electrical audit is conducted as per The CEA Regulation and related standards.
2.Why Safety Audit:
- To comply with laws or regulations and to provide a safe workplace for everyone;
- Identify different levels of risk in each work area of an organization;
- the workplace will be safer
- Reduced likelihood of worker injury, illness, and death.
- Safety Audits are done for High Rise Buildings, Hotels, Malls, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Commercial Complexes, Banks and all sizes of industries etc.
- Electrical Safety Audit is applicable for different sectors of industries like Power, IT parks, hospitality, Tele-com and more.
- Assesses the current level of prevention, protection and emergency preparedness.
- Prepares an action plan to upgrade safety inputs to avert mishaps and limit consequences.
- Carries out a systematic, critical appraisal of all potential hazards
- Guides to meet the legal requirements of health and safety management systems.
- Collection of information, analysis of data, making a schedule, site study,
- Identification of the activities that can lead to major fires and explosions.
Would you like to Reduce energy costs of the facility, competitiveness of the company is improved, Reduce the dependence on foreign energy sources, Reduce environmental damage and pollution, Increase the security of your energy supply.
ENERGY AUDIT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT
Energy today has become a key factor in deciding the product cost at micro level as well as in dictating the inflation and the debt burden at the macro level. Energy cost is a significant factor in economic activity at par with factors of production like capital, land and labor. The imperatives of an energy shortage situation calls for energy conservation measure, which essentially mean using less energy for the same level of activity.
1.What is energy audit:
Energy Audit attempts to balance the total energy inputs with its use and serves to identify all the energy streams in the systems and quantifies energy usage’s according to its discrete function. Energy Audit helps in energy cost optimization, pollution control, safety aspects and suggests the methods to improve the operating & maintenance practices of the system.
It is instrumental in coping with the situation of variation in energy cost availability, reliability of energy supply, decision on appropriate energy mix, decision on using improved energy conservation equipment’s. instrumentation’s and technology
2.Why Energy Audit
- To reduce energy losses up to 80% which in turn could save energy cost by 7 to 10%.
- Save energy with no / low investment or investment with good ROI.
Paper and Pulp, Cement, Iron and Steel, Sugar, Power Plants, Fertilizer, Pharmaceuticals, Facility management companies, high rise buildings, malls, commercial establishment, hospitals and IT companies.
As per BEE guidelines and Industry practices.
Types of Energy Audit:
1.Preliminary Energy Audit
The Preliminary Energy Audit focuses on the major energy suppliers and demands usually accounting for approximately 70% of total energy. It is essentially a preliminary data gathering and analysis effort. It uses only available data and is completed with limited diagnostic instruments.
2.Detailed Energy Audit
The detailed audit goes beyond quantitative estimates of costs and savings. It includes engineering recommendations and well-defined project, giving due priorities. The detailed energy audit is conducted after the preliminary energy audit. Sophisticated instrumentation including flow meter, flue gas analyzer and scanner are use of compute energy efficiency.
Scope of work for detailed Energy Audit
- Data Collection,
- A B C Analysis,
- Field Study,
- Data Collation and Analysis,
- Report Preparation and submission.
1.Electrical utility, and 2. Thermal utility.
All ISO certified organisations should plan for conducting internal audits at periodic intervals to determine whether their Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Management System conforms to the established arrangements and all the System are effectively implemented and maintained.
2.What is Internal Audit Outsourcing:
Internal audit is to be done in house by company personnel. It is an important tool that apprise the effectiveness of the Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety management system. A good Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety management management system makes several reviews and verifications to ensure that it is working properly and achieving desired results.
3.Why Internal audit outsourcing
If the management of an organization found that their internal audit program is not effective they can consider outsourcing it. Outsourcing the internal audit process by a Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety management professional could be a cost effective alternative. It enables employees to focus on their main jobs. Companies may not outsource the internal audit process for ever but the practice of hiring outside internal auditors can help fill the gaps during management change, shortage of internal auditors and upgrading the system.
Any type of manufacturing or service industry already certified to different management management systems of any certification body and any accreditation.
5.Approach and value proposition:
- Assess and confirm the processes, its sequence and interaction from receipt of requirements to delivery of products/ services;
- Evaluate the set quality objectives and track the achievement status;
- Monitor the issues, risks influencing the failure of commitments;
- Suitable competence determination, advising the training needs capturing mechanism and effectiveness of trainings conducted;
- Current internal audit system assessment, valuing non-conformities, reoccurrence status and assessing the effectiveness of corrective actions taken;
- Providing right inputs for the management review, communication system effectiveness and awareness level on the objectives among the process owners
1.Introduction to Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA)
Brands and international buyers are demanding more effective measures for evaluating suppliers’ workplace conditions. Factories are also becoming more proactive in finding ways to benchmark themselves and track progress against competitors and national standards. A significant shift towards greater transparency and the implementation of sophisticated, yet practical, tools for assessing continuous improvement.
2.What is Work Place Conditions Assessments:
The Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) program provides a powerful, cost-effective solution for companies and facilities seeking to improve workplace conditions efficiently and in accordance with widely accepted industry standards and best practices.
3.Why Work Place Conditions Assessments:
- Labor (Child/Forced Labor, Discrimination, Discipline, Harassment/Abuse, Freedom of Association, Labor Contracts)
- Wages and Hours (Wages and Benefits; Working Hours)
- Health and Safety (General Work Facility, Emergency Preparedness, Occupational Injury, Machine Safety, Safety Hazards, Chemical and Hazardous Material, Dormitory and Canteen)
- Management Systems (Documentation and Records, Worker Feedback and Participation, Audits and Corrective Action Process)
- Environment (Legal Compliance, Environmental Management Systems, Waste and Air Emissions)
4.What are the benefits WCA bring to business:
- Improved work conditions for a more content, healthier and productive workforce
- Better decision-making support based on real-time data and knowledge management
- Good corporate governance and ‘preferred supplier’ status for implementing a program that is in full accordance with industry best practices
- Improved confidence in partnerships with suppliers through greater transparency and trust.
5.WCA audit are applicable to which type of industry;
High intensive labour manufacturing industry of food, textile, aquaculture and service industry like retail, construction etc.
Would you like to Demonstrate compliance with the highest social international standards, Improve responsibility & guidance from the top management, Show the company’s commitment to improving workplace conditions, Better engagement employee, Boost brand image in the market, Gain the trust of customers and Increase the company’s performance.
SMETA 6.1 – SEDEX MEMBERS ETHICAL TRADE AUDIT
Companies today must emphasize on sustainable growth if they wish today if they want to stay relevant in the long run. However, sustainability does not just refer to being environmentally cautious or control the use of natural resources. It also means that the company should demonstrate ethical and social responsibility in its practices. This is where SMETA comes in.
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is internationally one of the most widely used ethical audit formats. Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is largest collaborative platform in the world for suppliers, buyers, and auditors to share and report any information related to the business. The information presented on this platform demonstrates the company’s transparency regarding its operations and methodologies.
Following SMETA audit the company is eligible to post its results, documents and related information on Sedex, increasing the credibility and gaining trust of the customers.
- Features and Benefits
- Consulting Methodology
SMETA specifications might be international but like many other management standards the audit is conducted based requirements of the local regulations.
SMETA offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain.
For suppliers – SEDEX provides an efficient and cost-effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving you time and money.
The SEDEX system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.
By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making real improvements.
The results from the SMETA audit offer a comprehensive report of the operations of the company and identify the areas which require work. It highlights where the company needs to work on in regards to the welfare of the employees in the company.