Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews -
The JEC Approach
A PSR IS REQUIRED. WHAT NOW?
When the circumstances
for a Pre-Start Health & Safety Review are determined to be
applicable to a new or modified system there is still the need for
producing a written report. These written reports must document the
measures required for compliance with the relevant provisions of
Regulation 851, detail any additional testing necessary prior to
operation, and indicate any special safeguarding necessary during
commissioning. The person submitting the pre-start health &
safety review is expected to be a professional engineer who has
affixed their seal onto the written report. These conditions can pose
some serious difficulties for any small or large company attempting
to implement a new or modified system. Some of these difficulties
could be any of the following:
In-house staff are unfamiliar with the
current applicable safety standards and regulations.
In-house staff are pre-occupied with other
duties and are unavailable to deal with pre-start review.
A disagreement between company
representatives in the interpretation of applicable codes &
regulations that is preventing the acceptance of a solution to
address the non-compliant issues with machine or process.
Uncertainty from company representatives as
to the suitable format of a report that is capable of sufficiently
proving the due diligence of a review.
THE JEC PERSPECTIVE - REAL HAZARDS &
It's easy for many
individuals unfamiliar with performing safety assessments to lose
perspective and misinterpret the risk associated with a particular
machine or process. This can lead to the following scenarios for the
implemented safeguarding solution:
Excessive safeguarding forcing the investment
of a significant amount of time & expenses to achieve
Ineffective safeguarding that either
continues to provide access to a hazard or substantially hinders the
worker's ability to carry out their duties.
The key to JEC's
success has been to use our assessment process to separate the REAL
hazards that pose a legitimate danger to the worker from the aspects
of a machine or process operation having only an appearance of danger
for the worker. It is the experience of JEC within the field of
industrial health & safety that enables us to make this
distinction. This distinction is what allows JEC to assist every
customer by identifying cost-effective safeguarding SOLUTIONS absent
of product affiliations. The connection between REAL hazards and
cost-effective solutions is the JEC perspective.
THE JEC ADVANTAGE - EXPERIENCE
The JEC perspective was
established with the needs of our customers in mind and the
satisfaction in our services would be best demonstrated by the
longevity of our company. Johnson Engineering Consultants has been
involved in the industrial health & safety field since the
inception of the "Pre-development Review" in 1997. It is this
experience that makes JEC the best choice for companies interested in
outsourcing their health & safety needs. Customers in the
following industrial sectors have already realized this:
High Tech Component Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical & medicine
Advanced robotics & automation
Bio-tech & Life Science
Agri-food & food processing
Furniture & Furnishing Components
OUTSOURCING WITH JEC - THE ONLY OPTION
pre-start health & safety reviews with JEC is the only option.
Not only does our commitment to service encourage input from our
customers, but the benefits of dealing with JEC will be recognized by
Experienced health & safety professionals
who understand the applicable regulations & standards.
Manage time more efficiently by focusing on
normal operational duties while the JEC representatives deal with
An impartial "third party" perspective on
the equipment or process by JEC representatives that can alleviate
concerns of biased views.
Accountability for approval of system based
upon liability insurance maintained by JEC as required by being a
member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
have questions or require a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review?
us and ask to speak with one of our industrial health &
on the link below for a PDF version of our Industrial Health &