Quality, health, safety and the environment (QHSE) are a key part of the construction, commissioning and start-up phases of any project. They must be managed carefully in close collaboration with clients, contractors, suppliers and other partners.
At Linde Engineering, we take QHSE at our construction sites very seriously and strive to meet the following objectives:
Safe, secure and healthy working conditions for everyone who works with and for us
Safe, high-quality and environmentally responsible products and services
Responsible use of natural resources
On-site QHSE has to be hardwired into a project right from day one and continuously monitored throughout the entire project. Our Integrated Management System provides a comprehensive set of tools for steering our QHSE activities here.
To ensure that the right organisation, planning, procedures and systems are in place at all of our construction sites we focus on a wide range of QHSE issues at the planning stage of every project. These include:
Identifying relevant legal requirements and other QHSE aspects
Identifying project-specific risks
Preparing project-specific QHSE concepts, programs and procedures (based on Linde’s standard and project-specific requirements)
Coordinating project-specific programmes and procedures with contractors
Planning site management organisation (including QHSE)
Conducting constructability reviews to optimise the construction process
Once construction starts, we establish clear lines of leadership and accountability – from site and construction managers through to individual supervisors. We also appoint dedicated QHSE experts to monitor our performance at all times and use KPIs, routine reviews and audits to further benchmark our QHSE performance at all of our construction sites.