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Introduction to HSE. Nexus Alliance Ltd. Session Elements. 1. What is HSE & why do we need it. 2. Responsibility. 3. HSE culture. 4. HSE management system. What and Why?. Health, The absence of disease or illness Safety Freedom from unacceptable risk and harm Environment

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introduction to hse

Introduction to HSE

Nexus Alliance Ltd

session elements
Session Elements

1. What is HSE & why do we need it

2. Responsibility

3. HSE culture

4. HSE management system

what and why
What and Why?


  • The absence of disease or illness


  • Freedom from unacceptable risk and harm


  • The surroundings in which we live including air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans and there interrelationships

What is HSE?

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What and Why?

To promote physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees

Protect employees and others affected from risks

Provide adequate welfare facilities

Develop a management system and policies

Create a positive HSE culture in the work place

Why HSE?


What and Why?

Arguments for good management of Health and Safety

  • Moral: Ethical and responsible behavior
  • Financial: The cost of injuries and ill health
  • Legal: Criminal and Civil liability
costs of injuries and ill health
Costs of injuries and ill-health
  • Direct costs: directly related to accident (e.g. personal injury claims, fines, plant damage)
  • Indirect: disruption to business, damage to reputation, investigation resources

Note: some of these costs may be insured


Rules of human conduct, imposed upon and enforced among the members of a given state

sub divisions of law
Civil Law


Regulates relationships between legal persons (individuals and corporations)

Proceedings started by one of parties - may settle at any time

Court may consider disputes arising out of property rights, employment, family, etc

Court may compensate for wrongs

Criminal Law


Regulates conduct considered by state to be prejudicial to community

Proceedings instituted by officers of crown

Court decides on guilt or innocence

Principal object is to punish the guilty

Sub-divisions of Law
  • A safe work place
  • Safe work equipment and substances
  • Information, training, instruction and supervision
  • Welfare facilities
  • Emergency procedures

Employer to provide,


Co-operate and consult with employer

Report dangerous situation to employer

Receive information, instruction and training

Have a duty of care to themselves and others

Employees to,

hse culture
HSE Culture

The product of individual and group values, attitudes,

competencies and patterns of behaviour that determine the

commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an

organisations H&S program


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HSE Culture

Increased compliance with HSE rules and procedures

Increased staff morale

Reduced staff complaints

Reduced staff turnover

Reduced sickness

Reduced accidents

Reduced absenteeism

Fruits from a positive culture

hse management system
HSE Management System



Planning and implementation


Action for improvement

Main elements

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HSE Management System

A business plan for safety including,

HSE aims of the organisation

HSE objectives

A commitment to manage HSE by the organisation


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HSE Management System

The driving force in the organisation


Commitment and control




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HSE Management System

Set HSE targets

Identify hazards, assess risks and control measures

Set standards

Comply with any relevant law

Design task, process equipment etc to reduce risk


Emergency procedures

Planning and implementation

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HSE Management System

Both active and reactive

Measure performance

Controlling of risks

Inspection of equipment, premises and process



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HSE Management System

Learning from audits




Action for improvement

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Introduction to HSE

Any Questions?