Despite the presence of Safety Case regimes the conclusions from major incident reports are often the same; they tell us we fail to manage process safety proactively. So, if we know the answer why do major incidents continue to occur? The answer is simple; you need to be proactive instead of reactive.
This course bridges this gap between theory and practice, working towards the outcomes we all desire and deserve, focusing on making your work culture into a proactive environment.
Safety cases, performance standards, inherent safety, safety integrity levels, HAZOP, bow ties, and LOPA, will all be covered, alongside quantitative risk assessment. This course aims to teach in an interesting and new way, to demystify process safety, because everybody needs to understand process safety not just engineers.
· Practical understanding of fundamentals which enable you to learn the basic principles of process safety.
· A simple model for proactively improving process safety and integrity
· Alignment of the safety procedures and systems needed to gain regulatory approval with the model for continuous improvement of process safety.
· Easier ways of communicating with operators, who can then understand and proactively avoid safety risks.
· Process Safety
· Demystifying Theory
} Understanding risk is the basis of all safety assessment
} Inherent Safety removes or reduces the risk and hence the need for mitigation
} HAZID, HAZAN, HAZOP, CHAZOP are all methods of risk assessment and the identification of mitigations
} The Bow Tie method illustrates the mitigations and differentiates between proactive and reactive risk management
} QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) measures the residual risk post mitigation and documents the contribution of each risk reduction activity
} Safety instrumented systems are commonly used methods of risk mitigation
} SIL (Safety Integrity Level) is used to quantify the risk reduction requirement and hence the reliability required of safety instrumented systems
} LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis) is used to reduce risk that cannot be easily mitigated by a single payer of protection such as a safety instrumented system
· Process Safety Pyramid
· Leading Indicators
· Performance Standards and Procedures
· Asset Management
· Continuous Process Safety Improvement