15 things to compare for your HSE checklist

This article focuses on HSE and gives an HSE checklist of 15 Health Safety and Environment HSE reminders for Field Engineers worldwide.

Field engineers looking at an HSE checklist

What 15 things should be on your personal Health, Safety and Environment – HSE list?

Introduction to HSE Checklist

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines and regulations change in detail from industry to industry, customer to customer, year to year, country to country, season to season….
However, as a Field Engineer how do you take care of your own health and safety wherever you are and whatever you are doing?

field engineer climbing in a harness

Your location, environment, and surroundings (5/15)

1. Does the area have good lighting and do you have ample room to work and good visibility on all sides of your workspace?
2. Are non-essential personnel excluded where necessary?
3. Do you have somewhere where you can take a break and do you have sufficient water/fluids to remain hydrated – and if necessary with salt tablets) ?
4. Is there someone available to help you move or carry heavy kit or equipment?
5. If you have equipment on wheels, is there a route which has smooth flooring and a lift rather than stairs?

service engineers welding

Information (5/15)

6. Have you been given a clear and full briefing by local staff?
7. How are incidents and accidents dealt with and reported?
8. Do you know the evacuation procedure?
9. How would you recognise an alarm? Could you hear one, or see a visible alarm signal?
10. Where is the nearest first aid kit?

Examples of PPE as items on an HSE checklist

Personal (5/15)

11. Are you wearing all necessary safety clothing, or is there something else you need?
12. Do you completely understand the safe way to carry out your work?
13. Do you have the correct tools and equipment with you?
14. Can you control any hazards that you have identified?
15. Are you alert and both physically and mentally capable of doing the job assigned to you?

field engineer operating machinery

Is there anything you would add to or remove from this HSE checklist?
Which are the key three?

Further Reading

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