Efficient and Simple EHS Management in Corena GroupVarpu Jokinen
Corena Group offers diverse services in environmental pollution response operations and hazardous waste management. It has over 35 years of background in its constantly changing landscape. Corena Group empowers customers to focus on their core areas with a piece of mind that the environmental aspects are in good hands. Let’s explore how Corena Group EHS management is handled in Hailer.
Efficient and simple EHS management in Corena Group
The prominent and solid set of letters EHS, HSE or HSEQ
What is EHS management? It is probably obvious that dumping waste to nature is not good. Or that any workplace should be as safe as possible. The letters come from words Environment, Health, Safety and then you can add a Q for Quality and an additional S for Security. This letter combination in some of its forms is most likely familiar to everybody who has ever worked in a manufacturing organization.
Managing the combination is a merge of procedures, policies, planning, goals and for instance continuous improvement. There are laws that regulate it and it is strategically important to manufacturing organizations. Also, the public has grown attached to the idea that EHS management is important. It is the conscious (only) way to go. For more information in EHS management see the blog by Greg Goodwin
Corena and EHS management
As stated earlier Corena operates in the environmental pollution response operations and hazardous waste management business. They also take their own EHS management seriously. In this digital era, most of the control and coordination happens in EHS software.
Instead of controlling and monitoring several complex excel files, Corena Group has set up a Hailer network. They have customized linked modules and databases to manage their EHS related operations. For example, they have set up databases for equipment and personnel. Furthermore, equipment maintenance register and a training register for personnel. It all builds up. The backbone of the system is the company procedures.
The Hailer functionalities bring substantial benefit for example in incident reporting. All communication and documents can be linked directly to the report and follow-up of corrective actions is easy. The one system approach brings transparency to the organization and management is up-to-date all the time. Why transparency is important? Check out the blog post by Kevan Lee
In addition in audits, it is convenient to present the whole government structure, reports and actions from one tool. It is easy to track back, for example, the discussions and documents behind an incident and the following corrective actions. The data can be displayed in different views; map, list or calendar.
One tool approach helps to avoid common information silos. So instead of having a dedicated system for equipment maintenance, human resources and task management, these are all available in Hailer. Furthermore, they can be linked together as work is done in Corena Group. The integration between the processes and technology is seamless and can be fully customized.
The Hailer integrated messenger enables communication in the right context. This means that the discussions can be found in the same tool as the incident report for instance is. Instead of cluttered inboxes or various different communication channels. The responsible person can invite the relevant team members to the discussion. When the tasks are completed they can leave the discussion, and join later again if needed.
Training the users is important!
Corena Group put an effort in training the users. It is the users who feed the data to the EHS management system, not the managers, nor the key users. Intuitive user interface and mobile-friendly forms make it easier, but the importance of training cannot be overlooked.
Hailer modules can be modified as the processes change. The key users can easily and quickly modify them. The end-users at Corena Group found this feature useful. Now key users can modify any EHS processes on the go, without waiting, expensive consulting or coding.
One system for EHS management, company government and communication makes work efficient and the setup is cost-effective.