Central to our preferred methodology is the Occupational Risk Assessment. Traditional Occupational Health and Safety and Medical Surveillance Programmes are often geared towards merely detecting the presence of (mainly) occupational disease. SDI believes that SHELQ is a preventive discipline, dedicated to reducing the likelihood of adverse events and circumstances that could potentially lead to unnecessary injuries, illness or material losses with your organisation.
As far as we are concerned, these evaluations enable one to carefully evaluate the degree of exposure of the target groups (or probability of an adverse event), and the consequences (or harmfulness) of this exposure.
These processes and services include but are not necessarily limited to:
· Workplace Health and Safety risk assessments
· Walk-through risk assessments
· Hazardous chemical substance risk assessments
· Legal compliance audits: to determine the compliance to the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
· Occupational Hygiene Surveys
· Biological Risk Assessments
· Monitoring Surveys
The outcomes of these workplace health & safety risk assessments will clearly identify the following;
· The Hazards: what, how harmful, where, how much
· The Exposures: Quantitative and Qualitative
· The Risks (combination of Harmfulness and Exposure)
· The Risk Control action plans ("Corrective Action Report")
SDI produces a comprehensive risk-based analysis report, or GAP Analysis report from the data collected during the occupational health and safety risk assessment, in order to develop the appropriate medical surveillance programme and occupational hygiene audit programme that would best meet and address the gaps identified in the report. This methodology ensures that unnecessary and costly interventions are avoided and focuses the corrective implementation plan on prioritised risk-based initiatives.