John Mills is a chartered member of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) and the CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) and has been an active member in both organisations for several years. John holds an MSc in Health Safety & Risk Management along with the professional certificate in quality management and has worked in QHSE for over 16 years since graduating from University in 2003 with BSc (Hons). John has worked in high hazard industries such as offshore oil and gas, international shipping, heavy onshore manufacturing / welding and most recently the International rail industry with Nomad Digital. John has a passion for quality and HSE, as well as audit and assurance activities in an active role supporting global operations at Nomad Digital overseeing the QHSE team based from Nomads head office in Newcastle, UK.
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?