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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 Safety Audit is applicable for different sectors of industries like Power, IT parks, hospitality, Telecom and more. Electrical audit is conducted as per The CEA Regulation and related standards. Scope of Audit 1. Verification of statutory compliance with respect to Indian Electricity standards 2. Physical inspection to identify electrical hazards 3. Review of plant lightning protection system 4. Review of hazardous area classification and selection of flame proof electrical equipment in the plant, including maintenance aspects 5. Review of electrical preventive maintenance system 6. Review of electrical systems & procedures like work permits, interlocks, lockout tags etc 7. Assessing the integrity of insulation of cables by carrying out insulation resistance tests on a sample basis 8. Review of the earthing system (installation & maintenance aspects), including sample earth resistance tests 9. To identify areas of overloading by carrying out load current measurements and compare against cable current carrying capacity 10. Hot spot detection using infrared hot spot detection equipment/ thermal imaging, where ever applicable.
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. Safety Audits are done for High Rise Buildings, Hotels, Malls, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Commercial Complexes, Banks and all sizes of industries etc. Scope of Audit 1. Review of fire detection measures adopted 2. Review of complete fire alarm system being used 3. Review of fire alarm, fire hydrant and sprinkler system and adequacy Review and checking of fire extinguishers 4. Physical Inspection and review of fire suppression system along with inspection of test records 5. Identify the people who are at risk from each hazard 6. Evaluate if existing control measures reduce risk to a tolerable level 7. Evaluate the availability of adequate means of escape from the premises in case of fire 8. LPG Storage and Pipelines Review 9. Review of emergency plan 10. Availability and Accessibility of Security Guard 11. Adequacy and working of CCTV system including its coverage and area covered 12. Review of Physical barriers – including fences, bollards, tire strips, gates
Safety Audits It 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 safety audit can involve a walk-through of the facility, interviewing management or employees and reviewing the company’s documentation. Although performing these safety audits can be time-consuming, the benefits are extensive as under: As 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. Various Safety Audits General Safety Audit The General Safety Audit contains different applications of the Safety Management Systems, namely Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Mechanical Safety, Physical, Chemical and Construction safety etc. The audit is carried out as per IS 14489:1998 on "Code of Practice on Occupational Safety & Health Audit", and other applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Methodology Collection of information, analysis of data, making a schedule, site study, Identification of the activities that can lead to major fires and explosions.
Energy Improving energy efficiency has never been higher up the business agenda. Rising fuel prices mean that reducing energy use makes economic sense, while increasingly-compelling research about climate change means that it makes social and environmental sense, too. Our products and services can help you address these issues. We also provide a wealth of information for the utilities sector such as quality management systems, product specifications and documentation, and measurement processes. Energy certification ISO 50001 Energy Management Effective energy management isn’t just good for business, it’s also becoming a requirement. And the best way to achieve it is with ISO 50001. The international standard outlines energy management practices that are considered to be the best, globally. Relevant Power and Energy Industry Standards 1. ISO 9001-Quality Management System, 2. ISO 14001-Environmental Management System, 3. OHSAS 18001-Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, 4. ISO 50001-Energy Management System. Professional Trainings for individuals: Internal Auditor-1) ISO 9001-Quality Management System-QMS 2) ISO 14001-Environmental Management System-EMS, 3) OHSAS 18001-Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series & 4) ISO 50001-Energy Management System-EnMS. Organizational Trainings: Lead Auditor-1) ISO 9001-Quality Management System-QMS, 2) ISO 14001-Environmental Management System-EMS, 3) OHSAS 18001-Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series & 4) ISO 50001-Energy Management System-EnMS.
HACCP -Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point HACCP (Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Point) Certification. It is a widely accepted technique throughout the world for preventing microbiological, chemical and physical contamination along the food supply chain. The HACCP guides to identify the risks, establish critical control points, set critical limits and ensure control measures which are validated, verified and monitored before implementation. The effective implementation of HACCP Certification can enhance the ability of companies to protect the brand image, develop consumer confidence and conform to regulatory and market requirements. Principles of HACCP: 1. Conduct a hazard analysis, 2. Determine the Critical Control points, 3. Detect Critical Limits, 4. Establish a system to monitor the control of the CCP 5. Take corrective action when monitoring indicates that a particular CCP is not in control, 6. Form procedures for verification to conform that the HACCP system is working effectively 7. Prepare Documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to the above principles and their application Applicable to Any establishment supplying fruits & vegetables, dairy products, meat & meat products, fish & fishery products, spices & condiments, nuts & allied products, cereals, bakery & confectionary, restaurants, hotels, fast food centres etc. can use HACCP.
FSSC 22000-Food Safety System Certification Ensuring consumer trust in the supply of safe food & drinks FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates that a company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of its customers and consumers. FSSC 22000 was developed for the certification of food safety systems of organizations in the food chain that process or manufacture animal products, perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life, (other) food ingredients like additives, vitamins, bio-cultures and food packaging material manufacturing. Necessity of FSSC 22000 As a management system standard ISO 22000 is too generic when it comes to prerequisite programmes and it does not lays any specific guidelines to meet the requirements of different stake holders, customers and auditors. Scope of the scheme is applicable to the following categories Animal products, excluding slaughtering and pre-slaughtering • i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, diary and fish products Perishable vegetal products • i.e. fresh fruits and fresh juices, preserved fruits, fresh vegetables, preserved vegetables Products with long shelf life at ambient temperature i.e. canned products, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, salt, bio/ chemical products for food manufacturing, excluding technical and technological aids • i.e. vitamins additives and bio-cultures Benefits: Reduced costs from waste reduction, fewer product failures, and better trace-ability throughout the supply chain Reduce the food safety hazard at all levels in the product and processing environment. Meeting the prerequisite programmes expectations and requirements of food manufacturing stakeholders, including food retailers and food-service providers. Safer food to the consumers in its true spirits