The Internal Department for Risk Prevention and Protection in the Workplace (SIPPT) is given responsibility for risk management (accidents, fire, etc.) and reports directly to the General Management of Clinic St Jean.
The SIPPT assists and advises the employer, line management team and workers in the application of legal and regulatory guidelines on worker wellbeing in the execution of duties and all other preventive measures and action:
- Safety in the workplace
- Occupational health
- Psychosocial responsibility in the workplace
- Occupational ergonomics
- Occupational hygiene
- Work space embellishment
Our objective? To avoid and limit hazards, risks and injuries in collaboration with the Departments of Occupational Medicine, Physical Control (radiation protection) and Psychosocial Factors.
- To prevent occupational accidents and fire in the workplace,
- To ensure that the laws and regulations with respect to fire and evacuation (evacuation exercises) are respected,
- To promote safety by eliminating or reducing risk before putting equipment or systems into operation and during periodic inspections,
- To check building and safety equipment compliance (extinguishers, evacuation alert systems, emergency exits, etc.) during construction, planning and operations,
- To provide for the management of hazardous waste,
- To make available the means for personal protection and work clothing ,etc.
Partners in prevention
The department for Risk Prevention and Protection in the Workplace works in collaboration with various partners:
- The External Department for Risk Prevention and Protection in the Workplace ⇒ the CESI. SEPPT is responsible for occupational medicine and support under the rubric of psychosocial risks.
- The Committee for the Risk Prevention and Protection in the Workplace (CPPT) (voir http://www.emploi.belgique.be/publicationDefault.aspx?id=3656)
- The directorate and line management
- The workers
- The ADR advisor (dangerous carriage by road)
- The physical control department (Controlatom)
Things you should know
Before embarking on your new task, it is vital that you be aware of the risks associated with your intended activity. You may discuss this with your line manager and attend the regularly organised orientation sessions at the Clinic.
While at your work location, take notice of the layout of the premises, evacuation routes, location of fire-fighting equipment (extinguishers, hydrants, fire-hose reels, fire blankets, etc.)
Information for external companies (suppliers, construction sites, etc.)
As an external company you must respect the regulations in effect regarding the code on Wellbing in the workplace. (For this see articles III, IV and V of the Act of 04/08/1996 on worker wellbeing in the execution of their work - http://www.emploi.belgique.be/bien_etre_au_travail.aspx#AutoAncher1), this is why we invite you to review the following:
- Safety management before and during work
- Before: the initiative is to be taken by Clinic Saint-Jean at the various stages prior to the operation, such as the invitation to tender, the preliminary inspection, the formulation of a prevention plan, training and informing the employees.
- After: it is for Clinic St Jean to organise coordination while the operation is in progress (meetings and inspections), and follow-up on interventions. This follow-up involves ensuring that the measures decided on as part of the prevention plan are effectively executed, deciding on new measures when changes occur during the course of the work (new employees on the site, additional work not previously anticipated, etc.).
- Submitting all of the necessary documents to the SIPPT
- Special risk prevention and safety plan (PPSS),
- The certificates of compliance,
- Certified attestations,etc.
It is also necessary to: :
- Carry out a joint inspection of the work premises, the facilities located there and the equipment placed at the disposal of external companies, prior to execution of the work.
- Prepare a written prevention plan which sets out the measures taken by each company to prevent any potential risks determined to exist during the preliminary inspection.
- Inform the workers of the specific hazards to which they are exposed and the preventive measures taken.
|Note : Whenever the operation is being conducted at night or in an isolated location or at a time when the activity of the user undertaking is interrupted, the head of the external company involved takes the necessary measures to ensure that no worker works in isolation at a point where he cannot be promptly rescued in the event of an accident.
Loading and offloading operations carried out by external companies transporting merchandise from or to a destination outside the bounds of the user undertaking, the host company question, shall be set out in a written document called “safety protocol”, replacing the prevention plan.