A construction project, or any other for that matter, is termed a success when a given job is completed in time, within budget and with adequate quality.
Every organization essentially strives for reduced cost, minimum lead time, enhanced quality and sustainable growth. In this regard the booming infrastructure and construction sector of Nepal is no exception.
However, managers at various construction projects as well as in industrial plants or factories often worry about increased number of accidents, illnesses and environmental/safety compliance issues which eventually affect productivity, thereby obstructing her/his brand to remain competitive in the market. The solution lies in effective implementation and management of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE).
HSE, if not managed properly, can adversely affect any project or organization resulting in loss, delay and reduced quality of the work. To put it simply, HSE works towards creating a work environment and procedures which protect us from injury, illness, damage, danger, loss and environmental impact. Call it safety if you will. But no one can possibly guarantee hundred percent safety at your worksite.
According to Murphy’s Law “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. The law implies that there is always some possibility of something going wrong, especially when workers, equipment and complex procedures come together. Appropriate HSE control programs should, therefore, be implemented to reduce this ‘Possibility of Wrong’ to ensure overall safety and sustainability of not only the employees and the project but also the organization and the environment as a whole. (Cont’d….)
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