There are many advantages for industries to create an integrated safety, health and life quality management. The implementation of preventive programs will bring financial gains, according to specialists, since it allows savings due to decreased property losses, business interruptions, amongst other expenses such as licenses and employee leaves. Another possible component is the possible saving generated by the achievement of lower insurance rates, due to the implementation of an adequate risk management program.
The implementation of continuous risk identification, elimination and/or mitigation programs, and their effective management, as well as being prepared to respond to adverse events, communicate the crisis and quickly resume operations are fundamental factors for the companies in a very competitive global economy to reduce their costs and therefore stand out in their value chains and industry segment. We know that large industries are concerned that their suppliers are also focused on risk management and business continuity.
The industrial business segment has diverse common and special hazards. Utilities such as transformers, boilers, refrigeration systems, machinery, as well as ignition sources by maintenance activities, smoking in the workplace, etc. are hazards which are commonly found on most industries. On the other hand, special hazards such as chemical recovery boilers in pulp and paper companies, blast furnaces on steel industry, flammable liquids and gases, special furnaces, turbo-generators, high heat release rate vertically arranged storage, etc need to be extremely well analyzed. The evaluations aim to contemplate the impacts, both tangible and intangible, the probabilities of occurrence of losses and how these risks are being managed. A well-defined policy and proper procedures will guide the classification of such hazards, resulting in priority actions to be executed. Pelacani Risk Management and Engineering has great experience in the industrial business segment and full knowledge of how to help companies throughout the risk management process.