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Overcoming the complexity of legal registers

Overcoming the complexity of legal registers

Managing all of your company's business information is no simple task. The amount of data that businesses must handle daily is rapidly increasing, while environmental, health and safety (EHS) legal registers are becoming more voluminous and complex. If you are a compliance manager or someone who has been tasked with interpreting the legal jargon included in EHS legislation, then you may sometimes find yourself pulling your hair out while attempting to "figure out" what it all means for your company in practice. To make matters worse, there is always the dreaded possibility of hefty fines and legal action if the requirements are not followed when they change. Understanding legal registers A legal register is a list of all the government-published Acts, Laws, Regulations, or other types of legal content that apply to a company's sector or type of business. Not only should it say which parts of the law are applicable to the çompanys' work, but it should also explain in plain language what these rules mean for the company's day-to-day operations. Although there is no international or domestic law that requires companies to keep a legal register, it may be necessary, especially if your company is ISO 14001 or ISO 45001 certified or is applying for certification. Evaluating your company's legal compliance is a multi-stage process that can take a significant amount of time. The steps to taking this process include: Assessing the legal risks associated with your business practices; Compiling a list of applicable laws to your company; Building a framework to evaluate whether or not your company is meeting the requirements; and Monitoring the applicability of the laws as your operations evolve or regulations change. Ways to sooth common compliance headaches Identifying and interpreting parts of the law relevant to your business EHS laws can be extremely dry and dizzyingly technical with an endless library of references, cross-references, legal jargon, and vague definitions. It can be time-consuming to go through hundreds of legal requirements and figure out which ones apply to your company and which ones don't. This is why many organisations turn to external legal register providers to help them be aware and understand their legal obligations and get advice on how to make sure they are compliant. Dealing with multi-jurisdictional legal registers For multinational organisations, navigating hundreds of constantly shifting legal obligations in multiple locations spread across the world is an enormously complex undertaking. Some organisations take a company-wide approach to managing EHS compliance to give them complete visibility into the compliance status of each site. They can create a country-specific legal register database to assess, record, and verify a site's compliance status at any given moment rather than waiting for an EHS audit. By taking this approach, companies can enhance their EHS performance and develop a corporate EHS compliance culture across all locations. Tracking and monitoring legislative changes To fulfil your legal requirements, companies must periodically evaluate their compliance obligations. This process involves maintaining knowledge of the compliance status, documenting their evaluations, and taking action where necessary. This is a big enough job in itself but is made even harder by the fact that EHS laws are constantly changing. When organisations stay abreast of legislative changes, they are able to provide a continuous view of the status of the evaluation process and the status of compliance for each of their site at both regional and international levels. Your regulatory compliance in safe hands If you decide to outsource the handling of your company's legal register, you want to be sure that it’s to a company you can trust. And there are few who can claim such a proven track record in regulatory compliance as ESC. Our EHS Legal Register service has been supporting numerous organisations from sectors such as the tech, oil & gas, manufacturing and other industries to meet regulatory standards in Asia and beyond. In doing so, we have developed a strong working relationship with the various national government agencies charged with enforcing the laws. In letting us take charge of your legal register, you can dedicate more time to your organisation’s core activities, safe in the knowledge that your EHS compliance is taken care of.

Malaysia Legal Update: Changes to the OSHA Act 2022 come into force

Malaysia Legal Update: Changes to the OSHA Act 2022 come into force

In late March 2022, The Parliament of Malaysia issued a new Occupational Safety and Health Amended Act (OSHA). The new rules will apply to both public and private employers to enhance workplace compliance and will come into effect by 2023. To help Malaysian businesses stay informed about the rule changes, we list down some of the most significant revisions to the OSHA Amendment Act 2022 to the existing regulations. 1. OSHA 2022 will apply to nearly all the country’s workplaces, with exceptions for shipping merchants, within armed forces and in domestic employment settings. Currently, the previous OSHA Act only applies to certain industries such as manufacturing, hospitality, and construction. 2. Integration of the OSHA Act 1994 and the Factories and Machinery Act (FMA) 1967 provisions into one comprehensive piece of health and safety legislation. 3. Provisions to make principal and immediate employers responsible for the health and safety of any contractors or subcontractors hired to work on their facilities. 4. The new law mandates that companies not required to employ a Safety and Health Officer (SHO), will now need to appoint one of their workers as a health and safety coordinator. 5. Increased penalties are also set out for employers and individuals found to breach the new rules. Companies found who neglect their health and safety duties will be liable to pay up to 500,000 MYR in fines – a tenfold increase on the previous maximum penalty. The OSHA 2022 reforms present a significant challenge to companies in Malaysia in adapting to the new regulatory framework. With the introduction of 27 new sections, ESC’s legal register solutions are more valuable to its Malaysian clients than ever. The Legal Register update from ESC will support its clients in the country in smoothly navigating the regulatory changes. If you want to learn more about Malaysia's OSHA Amendment Act and see how it might affect your business, please contact our local Legal Register experts.

Why digitise Permit to Work System?

Why digitise Permit to Work System?

According to the annual workplace technology reports, construction, manufacturing, and transportation and storage remain the top 3 industries with the most workplace injuries. Such industrial fields are most likely to be expanded on multiple sites with large surfaces, which actually makes permits to work a necessary element in the process of risk and fatality prevention. Nowadays, specialists are working on e-Permit to Work (e-PTW) as a solution to prevent workplace risks and optimise the equipment certification process as an alternative to the long paperwork process of the traditional Permit to Work. Many companies still use paper and spreadsheet-based systems for their PTW. This leads to three main complications: The manual process takes a long time. There are increased risks (loss of paper, damage, and traceability). Verification is often difficult. So what are the most significant challenges imposed by the traditional PTW? How could they be optimised by an e-PTW? And which goals can the e-PTW contribute to achieving among those set in the industry? This guide should help you undertake the digitization of your Permit to Work System. What do experts say? “BlueKanGo’s No-Code Platform Empowers Firms To Configure Safety Management Workflows To Their Specific Needs” - Verdantix Download the free guide now!

5 Benefits of an E-Permit to Work System To Facilities Management Companies

5 Benefits of an E-Permit to Work System To Facilities Management Companies

For any business operating in the real estate sector, managing health and safety risks is a day-to-day concern. In larger companies, the burden of maintaining safety standards for tenants; tracking incidents; and managing work permits and fit out permits across various work facilities can be time consuming and inefficient. This is why more and more facilities management companies are discovering the benefits of going digital with their EHS compliance systems. Having recently been adopted by one of the world's largest facilities managements (FM) companies, ESC’s e-Permit to Work system (e-PTW) is one of the best options out there. Here we list five ways that e-PTW software can improve EHS standards at your company. 1. Meet safety standards with ease. For any company managing a portfolio of facilities, ensuring EHS compliance across all premises at any given time is a huge task. ESC’s intuitive, cloud-based software gives EHS managers visual access to work permits at all their company’s facilities on a centralised database, making it easy to prioritise tasks. What’s more, the EHS systems can be updated over time, ensuring pain-free adaptation to any regulatory changes and smooth expansion into new projects. 2. Ensure better overall safety standards. Keeping track of planned work procedures and ensuring management systems in any facility are vital for maintaining high safety standards. The e-PTW system can record procedures for requesting, reviewing, authorising, documenting, and deconflicting tasks and then visualise the data, allowing building managers to quickly verify that workers have the appropriate authorisation to carry out tasks. The software also allows users to define safeguards to follow before, during, and after work, enabling EHS managers to identify risks and put preventative measures in place. 3. Reduce administrative burden The more time and money a company spends on admin tasks, the less it can spend on growing the business. The e-PTW software lets companies manage all their facilities on one central platform, thus cutting out the types of administrative bottlenecks that can typically occur in large organisations. Work requiring the cooperation of multiple departments, stakeholders, and tenants is streamlined, with an electronic paper trail being compiled. All this means that your company can complete its due diligence with fewer resources being spent. 4. Foster good tenant relations A successful business needs to keep its customers happy, and the primary customers for facilities management companies are their tenants. With an e-PTW system, tenants can apply for work permits swiftly and efficiently without the need to go through paper-based procedures, and approvals can be completed much more quickly. ESC’s e-PTW software platform operates as a tenant maintenance management system and can be accessed from anywhere by tenants to apply for work permits and request building maintenance. An automated alert is sent to the building manager, who can immediately review and authorise the work to be carried out. In this way, building problems can be fixed before they get out of hand, and the company can develop its reputation as a conscientious landlord. 5. Make data-driven improvements One of the most difficult challenges any manager faces is making systemic changes that lead to visible improvements. Due to a lack of reliable data, adjustments are often made through intelligent guesswork or trial and error. The built-in analytics monitoring tool compiles historical and real-time EHS data and puts it at the manager’s fingertips, making for intuitive, visual data analysis, strategic insights, and surefire decision making. Innovating and levelling up tenant management ESC’s e-PTW software has been developed on the back of years of experience and innovation working alongside some of the biggest names in the real estate industry. The company’s unrivalled track record in EHS consultancy make its e-PTW the obvious choice for any facilities management company looking to benefit from all the advantages that a digital work permit system can provide. If you would like to see the benefits firsthand, click here to book a free demo.

Quantitative Risk Analysis: What You Need To Know

Quantitative Risk Analysis: What You Need To Know

A QRA is a valuable tool for determining the risks associated with (petro) chemical processes, transportation, and or storage of dangerous substances. In Singapore, QRA is a requirement by the Major Hazard Department (MHD) which consists of several agencies like the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Environment Agency (NEA), and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The results of the QRA provide Singapore’s MHD with the information they need to assess the acceptability of new projects against predefined risk thresholds. The assessments can also be used to inform emergency response plans and to recommend measures to ensure any observed hazards are kept as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). Section 26 of the Environmental Protection and Management Act, the Fire Safety Act and Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations empower the Singapore Authorities to require the Responsible Party (the owner/occupier) for a hazardous installation to conduct hazard/ risk impact studies. The scope of work of the QRA comprises the following: Hazard identification – a qualitative review of possible accidents that may occur (based on industrial accident records or, as necessary, professional judgment) involving the hazardous substances stored and/or utilised by the project; Scenario identification – definition of the specific scenarios to be studied in this QRA, with each scenario assigned a unique identification code or isolatable section number; Event tree and frequency analysis – determination of the frequency or likelihood of occurrence of all identified scenarios; Consequence modelling – determination of the consequence distances (harm zones) that would result from the realisation of each scenario identified by the outcome, e.g. pool fire, jet fire, BLEVE (a boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion), fireball, flash fire, vapour cloud explosion (VCE), pressure vessel burst (for example due to runaway reaction or internal explosion), and toxic release; QRA Results – summation of consequences and frequencies of all isolatable sections to determine the Individual Risk (IR) of fatality (on and offsite), injury, cumulative escalation (offsite), and to individuals in onsite occupied buildings, together with the identification of specified harm zones; Comparison with PCD Risk Acceptance Criteria – provide the authorities with the appropriate information to facilitate land use planning in the vicinity of the hazardous installation; Prioritisation & ALARP assessment – recommendation of mitigation measures, as and where required, to reduce risks or manage the hazards; and Emergency Response Planning - facilitate the development of an emergency response plan (ERP) to deal with all possible accident scenarios. ESC is a registered QRA Consultant with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and has conducted numerous QRAs for our clients in Singapore. For more information or assistance in performing a comprehensive QRA for your facilities, please get in touch with our team of experts or visit our contact page.

Safety during and after the pandemic

Safety during and after the pandemic

With COVID19 still a problem, it is imperative to ensure the safety of all employees, be it internal employees or outsourced contractors. Having to work remotely makes it even more challenging to keep track of the workforce. And as we know, non-compliance can result in incidents or can result in organizations paying penalties. According to a survey conducted by EHS Today, the main challenge that businesses face is maintaining adherence to new policies with non-employees. As companies that employ contract/on-site workers, they usually have little control over the contractors' EHS activities. It is also recognized that employers are having a hard time enforcing these EHS procedures. Although most companies have a system in place for hiring, pre-qualifying, and managing contractors, it is difficult for them to validate if on-site workers comply with the regulations. The survey also reveals that 45% of companies either do not check the specifications of the contractors or do not conduct confirmation of their physical documents. Most of their procedures involve traditional processes like paper documentation, using spreadsheets, chasing for signatures, or using unsecured messaging apps to communicate internal matters. This practice can be improved by using a digital platform as companies can easily manage and track their performance & validate procedures while also checking whether or not the employees or contractors comply with the regulations. Organizations need to ensure that they are on top of regulations. For the traditional process, it takes a lot of time to find out and identify the applicability of these changes for their organization. They need to ensure that changes are applied and complied with. Organizations also need to ensure that information is spread and understood across their internal stakeholders and contractors. The good thing about digital platforms is they can be integrated into existing management systems. Organizations need not worry about revamping their current business process just to implement a new system. With digital platforms like BlueKanGo, the solution can adapt to the existing procedures and centralize information. An on-site worker, for example, can immediately perform checks before starting a high-risk work activity. EHS Managers can then validate the report's accuracy before approving it. This way both internal and external parties are more efficient and improved their means of communication while ensuring compliance. Digital platforms can help support organizations to address everyday health and safety issues. With the COVID19 situation not looking to ease up any time soon, companies should embrace the “new normal” which consists of working remotely and digitizing their processes. This is a good chance to close gaps in existing EHS policies and procedures. If you need more information about how ESC has helped other leading companies develop best practice incidents and integrated EHS programs, please contact us. Learn more about our Quality and EHS Management software. Sign up for a free online presentation today!

Essential Steps in Managing Workplace Incidents

Essential Steps in Managing Workplace Incidents

Incident management is a broad concept used in several disciplines but for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) related incidents, most organizations follow the same process when there is an unsafe incident or event. Incident management provides information about the cause of a problem and helps prevent incidents or events to occur in the workplace. The incident management process is activated right after the incident by the people directly involved including an EHS representative. An investigating team is assigned to track, report, investigate, and analyze the incidents which negatively impact or could have negatively impacted the business operation, its workers, and physical assets. Incident management involves a few processes that can help prevent and minimize incidents from recurring. Whether it is a fatality, injury, illness, or a near miss, effective incident management can help employers understand what happened and why it happened. Management of these incidents is essential to facilitate the implementation of preventive measures. And whether you are using incident management software or not, organizations must have full visibility and enhance safety. What are the essential steps in managing workplace incidents? 1. Initial Notification The first step is to submit preliminary information about the incident to the management. This is usually performed by workers on-site where the incident occurs. The preliminary information includes: Location and site of the incident Date and time Equipment involved if any Person(s) involved with the incident and witness if any (employee, visitor, contractor) Incident type Description of the incident Consequences and outcomes of the incident (i.e. causes & impacts) Initial severity of the incident Immediate Corrective Actions if any who are the people to be notified (employee, visitor, contractor) pieces of evidence (i.e. photos or documents) If you are using an incident management system, notifications are triggered on a real-time basis. Once the incident report form is submitted, the information is immediately escalated to the concerned parties who then acknowledge the report and take necessary action. 2. Evaluation Upon receipt of the notification alert, the appropriate team or EHS executive or manager will then evaluate and review the facts and confirm: the actual severity of the incident classification of the incident immediate actions to be taken After evaluation, it is then determined if an investigation is necessary. Usually, an investigation is carried out for medium or high severity incidents. If an investigation is not required, the team can proceed to the root cause analysis. Using an incident management system, the evaluator can manage the incident reports from a dashboard view. The evaluator can assign the investigation to an Investigating team. Both parties can then collaborate on the shared documents and ensure that records and evidence are complete. 3. Investigation The investigation process involves collecting qualitative data and setting up an investigating team or investigator to: Gather information on applicable policies and training Identify the sequence of events Gather the documentation of the staff involved Interview with the witness and the injured party Collect more supporting evidence All information gathered before the investigation should be provided to the investigators. For serious incidents, measures are taken to prevent the disturbance of evidence so that the scene can be properly assessed. One of the benefits of having an incident management system is it greatly reduces the paperwork and enhances the information flow between the investigating team and the management. The incident management system can process large amounts of information and has a layer of security to protect sensitive information and personal records. 4. Root Cause Analysis In root cause analysis, it is necessary to examine the underlying factors in a chain of events that results in an incident. Organizations can use different methods such as Fishbone Diagram, 5-Whys, Bowtie Analysis, and Fault-tree analysis. The factors for root-cause analysis include: Unsafe or unstable conditions such as environment, equipment, and maintenance Human factors such as unsafe acts, understanding the task being performed, and training After identifying the root cause, the outcome of the analysis will then reveal several faults contributing to the incident and potential latent failures. This step will then lead to the development of Corrective and Preventive Action Plans (CAPA). 5. Action Plan The main objective of the Action Plan is to perform corrective actions that correct the problem that caused the incident and do a preventive action plan to ensure that similar types of incidents do not happen again. Follow-up actions for the incident investigation report include: Response to the recommendations in the investigation report Develop corrective action plans that include lessons learned, training, disciplinary actions, and compliance with regulatory requirements Monitor implementation of the Action Plans until completion To keep the incident management team on track, every Action should have a timeline and be traceable with complete updates and evidence. An incident management system has an Action Plan that enables users to trigger an Action for specific work activity, set starting and end dates, assign Actions to responsible parties, and set automatic escalation alerts to notify Action owners when the due date is approaching. The users leverage the Action Plan monitoring dashboard to have a full overview of the Action progress. The management then uses the status indicators to help them review, escalate, follow up, and close the Actions when completed. 6. Final Review of Corrective Actions Effectiveness Before closing the incident report, organizations must perform additional checks to confirm the success and effectiveness of their corrective actions. Organizations can streamline the factors in each corrective action and calculate the new associated risk. They can also determine the exact cause of the incident and make changes that prevent them from happening. These steps will identify if further action is needed. Once the incident report is signed and approved by top management, the incident is officially closed. One of the benefits of using incident management software is the ability to escalate important events and distribute the information to different stakeholders in the company. With an automated system, it is easy to make a follow-up and be able to monitor the completion of each task. It is then easy for the top level to review the summarized reports, view the indicators, and can easily understand the series of events before they sign for approval. Lessons learned beyond incidents The incident management process does not stop after the incident report is closed. Organizations must have full visibility of their EHS performance and be able to manage risk. Organizations can use the collected incident data to disseminate information across the organization for better decision making and enhanced EHS procedures. Incident Management Software Solution ESC's incident management software is a reliable system that collects consistent incident reporting data. It uses a defined workflow that ensures correct information is captured for each process, including the attachment of pieces of evidence (photographs and relevant documents), creating an Action Plan, and monitoring the progress in a dashboard view. The system is also designed to create real-time push notification alerts to remind recipients of their assigned tasks, review escalation reports, manage records, and approve requests. If you need more information about how ESC has helped other leading companies develop best practice incidents and integrated EHS programs, please contact us. Learn more about our Quality and EHS Management software. Sign up for a free online presentation!

COVID19 Management: Boosting business resiliency through Digital Innovation

COVID19 Management: Boosting business resiliency through Digital Innovation

About the webinar In this webinar, our Consultants discussed how digital tools can create business resilience in the face of crisis and how it is imperative to adopt digitalization to minimize physical contact and operate safely and efficiently. View the recording and gain insights on: COVID19 Implications on businesses The value of digital tools now First-hand best practices to help you strategize your digital transformation initiative Watch the webinar replay and see how your company can benefit. About the speaker Richard Sirrs is a business development lead for ESC and BlueKanGo with a background in environmental regulation. He's been helping companies in Europe and Asia develop management systems and leverage new technologies to support their compliance activities for over 10 years. Muhammad Nurhaslam is a Senior Consultant for ESC with 12 years of experience providing regulatory advice, onsite and offsite consulting, audits, analysis, and management system support. He is also experienced in Project Management and create new business opportunities for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Laiza Fidel is a business development specialist for ESC with a strong background in sales and marketing creating new business opportunities and product development. She specializes in implementing digital solutions to client partners and extends the global reach of BlueKanGo. WATCH THE REPLAY

What is Electronic Document Management System and Why organizations need it?

What is Electronic Document Management System and Why organizations need it?

In any industry, information is one of the most valuable assets a business can have. Organizations use data and information to make better decisions and evaluate their products and markets. They also use documents for formal business transactions with internal and external stakeholders. However, these business documents can be costly and time-consuming to manage when using manual processes. Electronic Document Management (EDM) is a system used to record, track, and manage documents. EDM can consist of procedures, documents, policies, instructions, or technical datasheets. These documents are usually associated with a management system, whether quality, production, security, etc. Benefits of implementing an Electronic Document Management System Improved workflow A typical document workflow involves several people in different roles to move documents between internal departments and external stakeholders. It involves document creation, document review, approval process, and document delivery. Having a well-planned and efficient movement of documents can significantly speed up business processes and improve their quality. Easy Retrieval When there is no standard practice, employees can spend hours searching for documents that are misfiled or lost. One purpose of the document management system is to store documents properly and be able to retrieve files when necessary. An electronic document management system can conveniently pull up any records instantly using word search to index categories. Enhanced Security Paper-based systems can impose the risk of sensitive information leakage or document loss. If unauthorized persons have access to confidential documents, it may result in business or even legal damages. But with the use of EDM, you can control who accesses what documents. EDM also provides users with an audit trail to show when the document was created, accessed, and modified. Cost Reduction It is expensive to manage the sizeable volume of documents generated throughout the business. An electronic document management system provides long term benefits for cost reduction of physical storage space, paper, ink, folders, file cabinets, and filing staff. Document Version Control Paper-based systems are challenging because of the lack of document version control in the organization. There are times that we encounter working on a document only to find out that it is not the latest document. But with the EDM, it is easy to find out the document life-cycle and identify the current version. EDM can provide users with document history tracking or check different versions of the document. Regulatory Compliance Regulatory bodies often require companies to comply with different kinds of data and documents. With a structured EDM, companies document the necessary information and ensure its effectiveness. With the system in place, companies limit the risk of receiving remarks or non-conformity comments during an audit. Better Collaboration EDM improves collaborative writing and communication within the organization. It helps to enforce responsibility and accountability to different parties. Just like collaborators can add notes or sign electronically to documents. Approving parties are alerted whenever there are documents for review or need approval. And since documents are uploaded electronically, it is conveniently available anytime, anywhere. Automatic Filing and Archiving One advantage of an EDM versus paper-based system is documents are captured and stored automatically in centralized document storage. These digital storage systems are capable of archiving documents up to a specified year or backup the files in case of disaster recovery. So what's our stake? Digitalization can increase productivity and improve the efficiency of every business process. EDM helps structure your organization's procedure, guidelines, policies, etc. Organizations that have put in place such systems can manage their document records efficiently. Thus, they make better business decisions and reduce costs. Learn more about our Quality and EHS Management software. Sign up for a free online presentation!

WEBINAR: Post-Circuit Breaker Guidance for Safe Management in Singapore

WEBINAR: Post-Circuit Breaker Guidance for Safe Management in Singapore

About the webinar The latest COVID-19 advisory from the Ministry of Manpower Singapore requires businesses to implement Safe Management Measures at their workplaces. Businesses must ensure that operations can be restarted safely and risks posed by COVID-19 are minimized – they must also appoint a Safe Management Officer to conduct checks and keep records for government inspectors. In this webinar, the team will draw upon their significant knowledge and experience to explore the adjustments that businesses may need to make to implement a system of Safe Management Measures at their workplaces and explain how this could be the perfect time to invest in digital EHS management solutions. About the speaker Richard Sirrs is a business development lead for ESC and BlueKanGo with a background in environmental regulation. He's been helping companies in Europe and Asia develop management systems and leverage new technologies to support their compliance activities for over 10 years. Muhammad Nurhaslam is a Senior Consultant for ESC with 12 years of experience providing regulatory advice, onsite and offsite consulting, audits, analysis, and management system support. He is also experienced in Project Management and create new business opportunities for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Ashri Abdullah is an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant for ESC with 18 years of experience providing regulatory advice, onsite and offsite consulting, audits, analysis, and management system support for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). He is also experienced in emergency preparedness and training for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Watch the replay

WEBINAR: Improving operational safety and efficiency with e-Permit to Work System

WEBINAR: Improving operational safety and efficiency with e-Permit to Work System

About the webinar Permit To Work (PTW) is an important element of an effective health and safety management system. A formal authorization system is used in an organization to control selected work activities to ensure the safe execution of work on site. Traditionally, PTW systems were paper-based checklists, filled-out by pen, and taken by hand to the relevant personnel for signing off. However, the paper-based system has some drawbacks, including; lost time waiting for staff to sign-off, lost and damaged documents and little to no measures to prevent tampering of documents. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the benefits of implementing an e-PTW system and how a digitized system can increase functionality and better manage the planning, coordination, control, and visibility of all PTW activities across the workplace. About the speakers Richard Sirrs is a business development lead for ESC and BlueKanGo with a background in environmental regulation. He's been helping companies in Europe and Asia develop management systems and leverage new technologies to support their compliance activities for over 10 years. Laiza Fidel is a business development specialist for ESC with a strong background in sales and marketing creating new business opportunities and product development. She specializes in implementing digital solutions to client partners and extends the global reach of BlueKanGo. Ashri Abdullah is an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant for ESC with 18 years of experience providing regulatory advice, onsite and offsite consulting, audits, analysis, and management system support for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). He is also experienced in emergency preparedness and training for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Watch the replay

Save time and resources with Remote Audits

Save time and resources with Remote Audits

BlueKanGo launches a new feature to perform audits and inspections remotely. BlueKanGo integrates a solution of Visio-expertise on its platform to allow companies to remotely perform audits or inspections and thus limit employee travel. What is a remote audit? A remote audit is the same as an on-site audit, only the auditor engages the auditee using technological devices or solutions. A remote audit allows the auditor to perform audit documentation, review records, tour your premises, interview employees, and present the findings using a range of technology platforms including phone and video conferencing, webcams, smartphones, and smart glasses are utilized. Remote auditing is also one of the audit methods described in ISO 19011:2018 to provide flexibility in achieving audit objectives. How does BlueKanGo remote audit work? Remote audit leverage technology such as video teleconferencing, and web-based or cloud-based auditing platforms to facilitate audit, inspections, or assessment. The process will likely go as follows: Remote auditing also enables you to connect to various mobile devices available in the market such as drones, removable HD cameras, security helmets, or smart glasses. Benefits of remote audit Saves time and resources Reduces employee travel time to difficult locations or isolated areas Accessible anytime and anywhere Identify and mitigate risk in real-time Easy collaboration from planning, scheduling, actual audit, and post-audit review Remote access to documentation of the management system and its processes How ESC can help with audits? ESC leverages technology and offers a range of solutions that mitigate risk and liability. We develop and implement EHS programs designed to meet or exceed our client’s requirements. Our remote audit delivery approach depends on your audit scheme requirements. ESC has a team of consultants to help clients meet technical developments and requirements to perform internal audits, site walk-throughs, and safety audits. Please contact us for more details. For more information, demonstration request, or request a quote please drop us a message.