Health and Safety Pre-Start Reviews
What is Pre-Start
Review (PSR) and how can CR PERMITS 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 details
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.
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 needed legal requirements.
For all your safety issues
we can offer a turnkey solution that will surely cost you less.
CR PERMITS, 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 a 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.
In 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 standards
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 in safety measures by enforcing
use of equipment certified in accordance with approved standards
The 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 solutions.
For example, the scope of safety measures may change depending
on how the particular machine is integrated in the
process. In 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 help you execute a customized training
program on your site.
CR PERMITS 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