Lessons on risk-oriented approach to inspections for senior management in Emergencies Ministry rss

01 December 2017 17:01
Lessons on risk-oriented approach to inspections for senior management in Emergencies Ministry

Two-day lessons for the senior management of the Emergencies Ministry’s Central Office heads of structural divisions and subordinate organizations have started today in the Emergencies Ministry. The lessons are purposed to inform the employees of the Ministry about implementation of the risk-oriented approach and other positive examples in supervisory activities.

The Minister of the Open Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Abyzov, who supervises implementation of the reform, presented his speech to the audience.

Mikhail Abyzov built his speech to demonstrate important aspects not only for the Emergencies Ministry, but to present the whole picture of the reform, its results and history of reforming of inspections in Russia.

Mikhail Abyzov stressed the role of the Emergencies Ministry’s specialists in reforming of supervisory activities. He pointed out that he is comfortable and it is interesting working with the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists in the team and all matters are dealt with immediately and on the highest level.

“We watched in 2013 and 2014 how the law is being introduced and we decided that we have to reform all inspections but in a balanced matter, without emergencies and revolutions. In 2015 the Open Government approved the road map for improvement of all supervisory activities and the Open Government is responsible for implementation of this program”, said the Minister.

One and a half years later, it was decided to take the matters on the next level. The Presidential Council for prioritized projects and strategic management, headed by the Prime Minister of Russia was created. The Council chose the most prioritized fields to complete them on the highest level, one of the projects was the reform of supervisory activities.

Mikhail Abyzov stressed that the reform is purposed to decrease inefficient burdens on businesses. It is assumed that it will be halved by 2024. Assessment methods were developed and are being introduced.

“We can’t completely lift all inspections in businesses, this is wrong. By ignoring and decreasing the number of inspections at hazardous facilities we decrease safety. But we must conduct inspections in other formats, we must improve prevention systems, use remote cooperation with entrepreneurs. To decrease administrative burden and stop inspections are not the same things”, concluded Mikhail Abyzov.

The next step in reforming supervisory activities is to create new management system, which still bases on old principles, make it modern and efficient.

The Minister pointed out that the risk-oriented approach is a system that requires focusing scheduled and unscheduled inspections at high-risk facilities. As of now, all 12 supervisory agencies done that and its results are transparent.

“Our task within the reform is to abandon ticket quota system that assesses efficiency and potency of agencies by changing dynamic and decreasing of damage and apply new system of responsibility for agencies, which is the goal of the reform – to decrease the number of deaths and traumas”, said the Minister.

One of the main aspects of the reform is prevention of emergencies, using modern approaches, such as the Internet and remote actions (learing, video broadcasts, reports, etc). According to the Minister, informatization is a priority of the reform.

In the speech the Minister Mikhail Abyzov also discussed several more matters concerning the reform and answered questions of the audience.

“As a whole, the risk-oriented approach works fine in scheduled inspections”, said Mikhail Abyzov.