Analysis relating to health and safety in the workplace.

The services of consultancy and specialist assistance in the field of analysis of health and safety in the workplace offered by Tecsa S.r.l. are designed to meet the needs of customers through analysis, evaluation and proposals aimed at resolving problems of fire safety of any kind in the industrial and civil fields. Since its foundation, Tecsa S.r.l. has offered, alongside the services of consultancy relating to industrial risk, process safety and advanced engineering, also advice on workplace health and safety and industrial hygiene in order to offer a complete and absolute level service to its customers. Safety analysis has had a particular impetus with the advent of Decree no. 626 and related legislation and has involved intensive consultancy that is well structured by Tecsa S.r.l. for all its customers The regulatory body constituted by the “seiduesei” [626, Health and Safety in the Workplace legislation] and related decrees (Ministerial Decree 10 March 1998, Legislative Decree 2/2/2002 no. 25, Italian Presidential Decree 23/3/1998 no. 126, etc.)  has provided the momentum for the formulation of integrated software packages they could on the one hand support Tecsa S.r.l. in the coherent preparation of the whole complex of information needed to address the specific regulatory requirements and on the other to provide an analytical tool to less structured consultancy companies and to freelance consultants working in the field of health and safety in the workplace.  Another area may even be the maintenance over time of analysis performed for the same customers. A number of software packages have been well received by the market and have been disseminated by trade associations resulting in the years of reference of a base installed with several thousand copies, with particular reference to the computerised package for the formulation of fire risk assessment given the tradition and expertise of the company in the field.

The activity of consultancy on health and safety at work has as a whole increased over the years, becoming a sector of reference for the entire Tecsa S.r.l. business for all those customers who wish to have a single point of contact that is able to address with a coherent and integrated approach occupational health and safety aspects in addition to process, environmental, etc. safety, matters. The integrated consultancy now draws benefit from the reference regulatory body consisting of Consolidated Law 81/08 et seq.: the Tecsa S.r.l. discipline areas, each with their own senior specialists, ensure that all aspects of an order are comprehensively managed.  Internal communication, as well as the continuous interaction with the focal points of the customer, enables the formulation of a complete document product. Clearly, all this is accompanied by the expertise relating to safety in construction (reinforced by the specific regulatory body of reference Legislative Decree. 494/1996, now Title IV of Consolidated Law 81/2008) for which Tecsa S.r.l. has four certified specialists within the company.

With this approach Tecsa S.r.l. is able to offer the following services:

  • Risk Assessment (Consolidated Law 81/2008);
  • Fire risk assessment pursuant to Ministerial Decree 10/03/1998;
  • Verification of micro-climatic and lighting conditions in the workplace using instrumental measurements for the purpose of verifying compliance with statutory parameters/technical rules and standards of reference;
  • Simulation, using specific codes (e.g. DIALux), of lighting adjustments suggested for the purposes of compliance with the reference and design standards of workplaces;
  • Safety analysis for the assessment of explosion risks and for the determination of the essential safety requirements of equipment and sets;
  • Classification of areas at risk of explosion due to the presence of gases, vapours, mists and dusts in accordance with EC regulations;
  • Safety analysis for assessing the risks of explosion or fire for the health and safety of workers who may be exposed;
  • Verification checklists and compliance with standards and regulations;
  • Internal Emergency Plans (EIP) in relation to the identified scenarios (i.e. by applying techniques such as Hazid and Bow-Tie);
  • Checking of consistency of the emergency team in relation to the incidental scenarios identified and to the emergency measures to be implemented;
  • Support in verifying the effectiveness of the application of PEI through supervised emergency simulation;
  • Preparation of Production, Maintenance, Preparative and Safety Manuals;
  • Verification and compliance with the “PED” Directive (Legislative Decree 93/2000 et seq.);
  • Fire Log formulation and equipment maintenance documentation;
  • Machine safety verification according to the “Machinery Directive”;
  • Safety services within the context of temporary and mobile building sites (pursuant to Title IV of Legislative Decree 81/2008, as amended).

In relation to the traditional services referred to above, the pool of Tecsa S.r.l. technicians offers a range of specialist services supported by instrumental measures including:

  • assessment of the risks arising from physical agents: noise, vibration, thermal stress and micro-climate, non-ionising radiation and electromagnetic fields;
  • assessment of risks from biomechanical overload (ISO 11228);
  • “plant” risk analysis in hospitals;
  • risk assessment of exposure to antineoplastic drugs (Title IX of Decree. 81/2008);
  • indoor air quality verification;
  • asbestos risk management (Law 257/92, Ministerial Decree 6/9/94 and Legislative Decree 81/2008).