Types of EHS consultants


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EHS consultants are a special breed of professionals. They have to be highly proficient in a number of technical and non-technical disciplines while being able to communicate their ideas effectively. In other words, they need to be shrewd enough to recognize the needs of their clients and also be very creative in suggesting feasible solutions.

There are different types of EHS consultants.

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Environmental consultant.

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An environmental consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on the environmental impacts of projects or proposals for products or processes that are subject to regulatory controls or that may have a significant adverse impact on the environment. It will be his responsibility to gather all necessary information, including site inspection was required before making an evaluation/report with respect to potential impacts(negative as well as positive) of any project involving water use, wastewater generation, treatment, and disposal; land-use change; air quality management; noise abatement; solid waste management; resource recovery systems, hazardous wastes generation, processing and disposal Whether it is Industrial pollution caused by a Manufacturing company or Domestic pollution caused by an individual, Environmental consultants can help individuals, businesses and organizations manage and prevent environmental damage.

Health and safety consultant.

A health and safety consultant is a professional who provides independent expert advice on the health and safety of people at work, including the prevention of work-related ill-health. His main activities will be to:

a) Carry out risk assessments

b) Advise on the measures that need to be taken to protect workers from the risks identified in the risk assessment

c) Review safety management systems

d) Provide training

e) Undertake audits

f) Write reports.

Fire safety consultant.

A fire safety consultant is a professional who provides independent expert advice on the design, installation, and use of fire protection systems and on the management of fire safety. His main activities will be to:

a) Carry out risk assessments

b) Advise on the measures that need to be taken to protect people from the risks identified in the risk assessment

c) Review fire protection systems

d) Provide training

e) Undertake audits

f) Write reports.

g) Emergency planning consultant.

An emergency planning consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on emergency preparedness plans and procedures for businesses and other organizations. It will be his responsibility to gather all necessary information before making an evaluation/report with respect to the organization’s emergency preparedness plans and procedures.

Safety management consultant.

A safety management consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on a client’s existing or proposed safety management system. It will be his responsibility to gather all necessary information before making an evaluation/report with respect to the client’s existing or proposed safety management system. He can also provide advice on how well it works from a practical point of view as well as make suggestions regarding any changes that need to be made. In some organizations, he can take on health and environmental responsibilities as well as those of safety.

Quality management consultant.

A quality management consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on a client’s existing or proposed quality management system. It will be his responsibility to gather all necessary information before making an evaluation/report with respect to the client’s existing or proposed quality management system. He can also provide advice on how well it works from a practical point of view as well as make suggestions regarding any changes that need to be made. In some organizations, he can take on health and environmental responsibilities as well as those of safety.

Process safety consultant.

A process safety consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on a client’s existing or proposed process safety management system. It will be his responsibility to gather all necessary information before making an evaluation/report with respect to the client’s existing or proposed process safety management system. He can also provide advice on how well it works from a practical point of view as well as make suggestions regarding any changes that need to be made. In some organizations, he can take on health and environmental responsibilities as well as those of safety.

Ergonomics consultant (aka human factors specialist).

An ergonomics consultant is a professional who provides an opinion, based on adequate factual data and experience, on how people interact with their environment. It will be her responsibility to gather all necessary information before making an evaluation/report with respect to the way in which people interact with their environment. She can also provide advice on how well it works from a practical point of view as well as make suggestions regarding any changes that need to be made. In some organizations, she can take on health and environmental responsibilities as well as those of safety.

Conclusion

When it comes to safety, it is important to have professionals who can help you identify and mitigate any risks that may be present in your organization. By using the services of a risk assessor, fire protection specialist, emergency planning consultant, safety management consultant, quality management consultant, process safety consultant, and ergonomics consultant, you can ensure that your organization is as safe as possible.

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