GAP Audits and Process Hazard Analyses
Audits GAP are a proven method to ensure that businesses have the right Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMs) in place to reduce incidents and risks at the workplace. Accordingly, gap analyses are designed to promote safety and eliminate incidents in businesses, leading to improved productivity and profitability. The latter provide the required information to develop safe work procedures and have a better understanding of business operations. GAP audits focus on improving the efficiency of companies based on a comparative study of the actual (current) performance with the potential or expected performance. We conduct extensive audits of facilities to become familiar with overall operations and revise the OH&S management system’s efficiency as an administrative tool. Thus we undertake our assessment using as a benchmark the best OH&S and business practices, particularly the guidelines found in standards such as ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use) and Requirements with Guidance for Use and ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management Systems - Requirements.Quality Management Systems – Requirements).
The firm’s goal is to assess management systems based on a clear benchmark and to introduce the necessary adjustments to obtain better results in terms of safety and health at work, as well as to maximize efficiency, optimize the company's resources and implement new technologies. This commitment GAP enables us to identify and register potential improvements in the workplace. Our consultants also have experience in process hazard analyses and assist our clients at all stages of engineering and management control, from concept design, process development, facility safe operation, and hazard evaluation to continued safe operations. We undertake hazard identification at early stages of projects in order to reduce the likelihood and severity of events associated with those hazards. Additionally our professionals perform hazards and risk assessments to verify and test operations and controls guaranteeing they are safe and robust, thus identifying deviations from normal operations and assessing safeguards are implemented to mitigate the associated risks.
Our professionals also perform GAP analyses according to specific industry standards, such as the following recommendations and practices released by the (American Petroleum Institute (API) guidelines.), among others: