We approach safety consulting projects with a unique tailored approach that ensures our client's business needs are appropriately balanced with their occupational Safety and Health requirements. At IRWIN'S we recognize legislation can negatively impact business. This impact is mitigated with adequate investment and integration of effective Health and Safety solutions. Organizations that adopt our tailored solutions and apply our proven methodologies are able to see large impacts in the early phases of their projects. When IRWIN'S safety solutions are utilized on our customer's project, we ensure our project managers are armed with a full understanding of our customer's needs in order to deliver on expectations in line with the project, scope, schedule, cost and quality. This ensures our services align with each client’s production and maintenance needs.
What do you have?
Whether you are developing an Health and Safety Management System, revamping job hazard assessments, building a confined space, fall protection program, or conducting hygiene sampling, our first step is to assess your needs through a vigorous thorough assessment of current policies and procedures, and to understand operational processes. This ensures we can provide a tailored modular solution that provides high-impact efficiency improvements early on in the project.
Generally, our consultants’ first step in answering this question is to build out a documentation request that will give them an understanding of the facility or company, its unique needs, and the current status of the work they are tasked to perform.
What’s the Safety Culture?
Safety Culture is guided by policies, procedures and documentation. It requires a high level of buy-in and it must be supported by management, workers, and contractors. Safety Culture also needs to be measured through documentation analysis. Strong documentation is essential to demonstrate legislative requirements, however, it is an organization's attitude and behavior that drives a positive and strong safety culture. Through work site observation and discussion with managers, employees and contractors our safety consultants will assess the current standing of your overall culture. We conduct our interviews at your facility and collect a representative sample from managers, supervisors, and employees. During these worksite interviews, our consultants will conduct an observation of the facility that includes production, processing, and administrative activities. Learn more about our culture of safety in The IRWIN'S Advantage.
Where can we focus our efforts to make the largest impact?
With document review, worksite observation, audits, inspections, assessments and interviews complete, we develop an overview of the activities your company performs along with its current Safety Culture. We take this qualitative data and measure it against a baseline for your objectives – these vary widely, and can include legislative requirements, domestic standards such as COR, international standards such as ISO standards and organizational key performance indicators (KPIs). Aimed to provide a quantitative ranking of organizational risk using our impact-benefit methodology. This allows us to develop reasonable practicable cost-effective suggestions for management or executives.
Is our gap analysis correct in its placement of priority?
Occupational safety and health initiatives require support from top management in order to effectively integrate with or change existing workplace activities or culture. With our quantitative analysis in hand, our next step is to present our focus to management, in order to gain top-level support, affording management a chance to voice concerns or changes with our analysis – such as a company realizing they are not prepared to use a certain standard as a baseline for development, or a corporate initiative which changes the immediate focus of a facility. During this presentation, we finalize priorities based on our gap analysis and client management observations.
Build a plan
Our consultants will build a plan that encompassing scope management, assignment of personnel with the appropriate level of expertise to perform the work, assignment of equipment resource needs, development of a schedule, and build a budget. It is here where our approach is unique. Our strong network of consultants allows us to re-assign experts to tasks based on the management priorities identified in the previous step. If our assigned consultant is not well-versed in a specific topic, they are provided with support through our network of professional consultants and when needed new consultants are assigned to address the client’s unique challenges. The consultant who performs the gap analysis may often have additional consultants assigned to the project with a diverse range of expertise and experience.
Execute the plan
Large organizations need to take little steps in order to enact change, with a fluid action plan in place our consultant will work with your representative to implement the items on a priority-based approach.
It’s easy to build a theoretical model of how a workplace should address safety in its activities. The hard part is subjecting that model to a real-life environment. Organizational change occurs slowly, if significant change and development is required, we make every effort not to overwhelm the people affected by these changes through transparent communication and full organizational involvement rolling out changes and through a modular approach. This approach allows us to work with management to observe the impact of change, and pivot our project management plan where necessary to ensure the work we complete is being adopted into the culture and not negatively impacting production.
Once all changes have been rolled out, depending on the scope of works, we set regular intervals to follow up with our clients. This could be as simple as a phone call, or it could take us through this entire process once again to conduct regular audits or to meet a new standard. We want to make sure our clients are happy with the work we perform, and that it has had the desired impact.
Your company's worksite may require a number of methods of identification of health and safety hazards within the organization, considering risk assessment methods, physical resources, Measuring instruments and survey methods all of which may be needed to determine the level of exposure to people who may be affected by your undertaking.
Irwin's safety are able to provide you with the physical resources needed to identify health and safety hazards within the organization, with our international accredited team of officers equipped with all the required competencies to carrying out all forms of risk assessments, surveys, inspections, audits, health surveillance and screening of your organization and its employees, as well as the intervention of failure tracing methodologies for more complex and advanced risk assessment techniques; Hazard Operability Studies (HAZOPS), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA).
Irwin’s Safety can conduct any number of assessments on your worksite, including various types of gap analysis programs and efficiency evaluations.
Our Hazard Assessments assess your worksite and surrounding area for potential workplace hazards, mitigation plans, environmental concerns and much more.
Our Gap Analysis Programs follow a road map to meet your specific needs, which may include anything from evaluating your internal health and safety systems against ISO standards to integrating contractor management software to bringing your company in compliance with federal regulations to reviewing internal compliance with current protocols. Gap analysis programs can also help prepare you for external audits.
Our Efficiency Evaluations review internal processes to ensure your organization is operating not only safely but efficiently,, improving productivity by identifying methods of eliminating unnecessary costs incurred through unwanted impacts and risk cause by issues such as over staffing, delays, or idle equipment.
Your Environmental Health Safety (EHS) management system is a comprehensive network of plans, strategies, protocols and more to manage all aspects of safety on your worksite. This system prevents incidents, creates effective emergency management plans, incident response, maintains industrial hygiene, and more.
Your EHS system must be kept up to date and and review at a minimum annually to reflect changes to regulations, industry standards and the scope of your business. IRWIN'S Safety can help you keep your EHS systems up-to-date and in line with current industry standards and regulations.
IRWIN'S Safety employs health and safety experts who who keep abreast of all updates to legal regulations, industry standards (i.e. certifying bodies), and much more. These consultants will work with you directly to effectively implement changes to your protocols and bring your business into compliance with up-to-date regulation and industrial best practices.
Industrial Hygiene is a critical aspect of managing worksite health and safety. Occupational Hygiene covers a wide range of health and safety hazards, including physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards. Industrial hygienists focus on sampling of hazardous materials and determining worksite safety. Environmental factors in the workplace can lead to injury or illness. Industrial Hygiene includes the use of environmental monitoring and data analysis to determine worker exposure to occupational hazards, which may include chemical, physical, ergonomic, or biological exposures.
IRWIN'S can help you improve your industrial hygiene on your site. Our industrial hygienists are health and safety experts with many years of industry experience and can work with you to review your worksites and develop plans to improve processes and the overall health and safety on the worksite. Our experts will recommend controls based on the testing results to reduce worker exposure to such hazards. Engineering controls are used to eliminate or isolate the hazard, work practice controls alter the manner in which a task is performed to mitigate risk, administrative controls such as adjustments to the scheduling of tasks may be used to reduce worker exposure, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be used in conjunction with other controls or when they are not feasible.
Training is an essential element of any Health and Safety management system. It is the responsibility of all organizations to ensure that all workers are competent in their roles and are provided with relevant training to ensure they remain safe at all times.
Workers will need specific skills to ensure they remain safe and that the safety and health of any person effected be there undertaking remain safe and well.
IRWIN'S Safety training will ensure organization and individual remain safe and well, whilst developing individual to demonstrate new competency and maintain existing skills. Providing new career opportunity and advancement. Our accredited safety training programs facilitates learning helping trainees transform into industry professionals.
Irwin Safety Work directly with communities through large-scale training initiatives, offering both Entry-Level Training (Core and Skills), Advanced Training (Rope Access Training, Emergency Services Training, and Become-an-Instructor Training). Professional and leadership training ( Incident command, Leadership through coaching, and managing safely). Review our available course programs here.
Irwin’s Safety is committed to working with First-Nations communities to develop comprehensive training programs to create employment opportunities both within the community and throughout the industrial world. In the past we have worked through organizations including PGNAETA and TRICORP to provide localized training to bands including the Lheidli-T’enneh, the Nisga’a, and many more. Find more about IRWIN'S commitment to First Nations.
Regardless of your safety needs as a growing business, established company, or large-scale corporation, IRWIN'S SAFETY is ready to team up with you to generate incredible results. From Emergency Response Planning to achieving International certification, we've got you covered. If it is safety related, you can be certain we do it.