Independent and comprehensive review of an organisations process safety performance. Gap assessment can be made against a number of systems such as the CCPS process safety framework. Where significant gaps exist, appropriate recommendations are made to move towards best practice.
Prepare Safety Cases in consultation with operating companies to help them demonstrate that their major hazards are being managed to ALARP/ SFAIRP risk levels. In parallel with the Safety Case development, Safety Solutions work with operating companies to close safety management system gaps that are critical to the assumptions made in the Safety Case.
Facilitate SIL and LOPA reviews to determine the necessary SIL level to achieve the desired/ required level of risk reduction. Design and verification services are available using industry recognised software to ensure the design and specification meets the requirements of the SIL review and IEC61511. All phases of the IEC61511 lifecycle can be prepare including the functional safety management plan, SRS, SIL verification, and testing procedures and can be prepared.
Facilitation and identification of process hazards for projects and retrospective studies, using best practice methods such as HAZOP, HAZID, PHR, CHAZOPs etc. Our consultants are all experienced facilitators, have run many large safety reviews and contribute to international best practice methodology in this area.
Categorise potentially flammable fluids and solids. Assessment of the potential release sources and the application of appropriate corporate, national and international standards to classify and size associated hazardous areas. This permits the specification of appropriate and certified electrical equipment permissible for use within the plant area.
Tank farm operations can potentially be high risk because they can store significant quantities of hazardous materials. If the containment of these materials is lost, there is the potential for fires or explosions which may impact on personnel within the operation or outside neighbours. The integrity of tank farms depends on the protection systems in place to prevent a loss of containment and the management systems that they are run under.