Planning is the essential first phase in developing a comprehensive health, safety, and environmental (HSE) data management information system that is integrated into other business processes. Proper planning involves the collection, analysis, and incorporation of multiple inputs from various functional areas of the company into a concise Implementation Plan. Effective planning includes obtaining requirements, analyzing needs, and creating and prioritizing tasks.
Planning may also include the creation of a cross-functional team to help ensure success and facilitate the PLAN-DO-CHECK-ADVANCE processes, as well as an understanding of technology standards and your company’s existing HSE systems.
The value of proper planning to your business is the reduction of information silos, increased efficiency, and assurance that health, safety and environmental processes are contributing to improved corporate performance.