Health and Safety Pre-Start Reviews
What is Pre-Start
Review (PSR) and how can CR CONSULTING assist you with it?
Pre-start review is a report where all hazards associated with the
operation of a machine or process are identified according to Table 1,
OHSA Regulation 528/00, s. 7. A PSR document also
all health and safety measures in compliance with approved domestic and
foreign standards and codes.
A pre-start review is a
document specifying only what you should do in terms of safety, and who
should be held responsible if an accident occurs.
Most safety projects start with the PSR, and then
extend to risk
assessment, mechanical and/or electrical documentation, bidding
documentation, material, labour, start-up, verification,
etc. If there
is too much responsibility to deal with this on your own, you should
involve somebody else, like a product manufacturer, machine integrator,
or professional engineer. They will help you to meet all
For all your safety issues
we can offer a turnkey solution that will surely cost you less.
CONSULTING, as an independent service provider,
prepares pre-start reviews or complete turnkey solutions based on
current legal requirements. We rely on extensive exposure
to safety issues.
No PSR is needed if you
qualify for an exemption.
You can challenge legislation as long as you play by the
rules. Current safety legislation has clear provisions when
pre-start review is not mandatory. For example, a paint
spray booth that is properly certified, documented, and
installed according to manufacturer's instructions and applicable
standards and codes, qualifies for a PSR exemption.
Section 7 of OHSA
Regulation 851 pushes for lower
accident rates; however, it is also about establishing greater
consistency in measures with which industrial workers are protected.
other words, look for domestic standards and codes, and if they are not
specific enough to your problem search what you can find across the
border. If this yields no result, turn your eye towards the
of the European Union. The wind may again blow from Europe
as it was
with ISO9000, where consistency in quality was its main
objective. Ontario safety legislature pushes for consistency
measures by enforcing use of equipment certified in accordance with
approved standards and codes.
safety legislature draws attention to the greater responsibility of the
industrial business owners towards safety, because most of the machine
builders are not under legal obligation to provide acceptable safety
For example, the scope of safety measures may change depending on how
the particular machine is integrated in the
other words, the people who directly run the business become central
figures in providing safe industrial environments by practicing due
diligence in maintaining the equipment.
In this review, we identify
potentials for injuries, prepare risk assessments, and propose safety
solutions involving technical documentation, budgeting, and urgency
assessment. In addition, you will have at hand all necessary
supporting elements for long-term health and safety planning. Could all
your safety concerns be solved overnight? Probably not, but
by taking the initiative you will ultimately do more good to your business than you ever expected.
The other way of promoting hazard prevention is
through training. All we know if you raise hazard
awareness to your personnel, an accident is less likely to
happen. We can assess your safety needs and prepare then
you execute a customized training program on your site.
CR CONSULTING would
be pleased to work with you in satisfying the Ministry of Labour with a
Health and Safety Pre-Start Review tailored to your production line.