What are the four stage Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) of ISO 45001? Why is it important to understand and implement it?

The four stage Plan-D0-Check-Act (PDCA) is a four-step process that is continuous practice undertaken for the improvement of the organization.  This is a systematic approach towards finding workable solutions, result assessment and implementing the required changes which was found during the assessment.

 

Plan: plan the objectives of OH&S and processes after understanding organizational goals which includes OH&S risk and opportunities.

Do: implement the processes as planned to include worker participation, hazard identification and emergency preparedness

Check: monitor, measure and evaluate OH&S activities and processes

Act: take actions by including findings of incidents, addressing non-conformance and audit findings

Let us work out PDCA for the following scenarios:

Scenario 1:

You are a local distributor of PV cells. The total number of employees in the organization is 50. What would be your PDCA to ensure efficient and safe distribution of the PV cells to your clients?

Please create your PDCA cycle for Scenario 1

Scenario 2:

You are a manufacturer of the components of PV panels. The total number of employees in the organization is 300. How would you plan your PDCA for the production process of the components?

Please create your PDCA cycle for Scenario 2

 

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