John Mills is Nomad’s Head of QHSE and a chartered member of IOSH and the CQI. John overseas the global QHSE team.
A different thought process...
Companies everywhere have some form of Health & Safety (H&S) / Quality, Health, Safety Environment (QHSE) control via a dedicated department or ‘that person’ or ‘persons’ who do ‘that job’ but, what is it that ‘these’ people actually do?
A common term used for people in these roles is and has been referred to as a litigation controller / manager and in its rawest term it’s not that far off the truth. Companies have people and they have hazards from the work / industry and environment(s) they operate in. So, what’s the problem I hear you ask? Simple, when you put these two items together – you have a problem – people get hurt, even killed and the outputs can impact the business, damage assets, impact deadlines and operations – all of this by just operating as a business day to day.
A common term used for ‘these people in these roles’ focuses on the good proactive work that is done to prevent incidents – You can’t measure what hasn’t happened’ – but what does it mean?