Non-compliance can have serious ramifications to you, your management, your workers and your company. Penalties for violations of HSE laws can cost company millions of dollars (and can send responsible parties to jail), not to mention the adverse public relations and loss of consumer goodwill.
Legal Compliance Audits can assist companies in fulfilling their regulatory obligations, thereby eliminating or greatly reducing violations and penalties for noncompliance. An audit can also reduce risks to workers and to the environment.
Finally, it is the responsibility of HSE professionals to make sure that their operations comply with all HSE legal requirements. If areas of non-compliance are identified, then make senior management (1) aware of the non-compliance issues, (2) understand the penalties for non-compliance and (3) present an approach to become compliant.
Alemona compliance audits are different in 3 ways from others:
#1: Alemona will not simply throw the problems on the desk of the customers, but will follow audit trails and uses interviews to identify systematic root causing the problem.
#2: Alemona has daily updated regulatory audit protocols and even anticipating regulatory changes.
#3: Alemona audit team includes at least 1 auditor, who is an active HSE decision maker, not merely consultant, so operational mindset and added value is guaranteed.
Step 1: Document Review
HSE Legal Register – review for completeness
Suitability and Presence of Implementing Measures – review that all of the written documents, permits, records, etc. (from Step 2 above) are completed as applicable to the facility and the legal requirements.
Step 2: Site Visit
Identify areas of legally relevant discharges or risks to the environment.
Identify areas or functions with unsafe work methods and risk to employee’s health and safety.
Observe HSE monitoring to ensure it is done properly.
Interview employees regarding site activities and their awareness of procedures.
Carry out a site walkover and photograph all relevant activities, noting examples of effective and ineffective procedures or activities.
Step 3: Reporting
Detailed report on the findings and suggestions for corrective and preventive actions for each non-compliance issue and improvements as might be suggested for other items.
Ideally this will include specifics such as needed plans/procedures, equipment, responsibility, schedule and capital costs for implementation.
Photo record appended.
Copies of all relevant supporting documents (title page is sufficient) appended.