Practical PSM Leadership

August 4, 2020

The success of your PSM program is centered around effective leadership. What does this look like from a practical perspective? Here are some..

Is Alarm Management Software Worth it?

July 10, 2020

I started off my alarm management journey as a Control Systems Engineer being handed a project that had stalled for 5 years and failed to get off..

LOPA Red Flags

July 3, 2020

Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a key technique to quantify the risks of a process scenario and provide insight into where controls need..

What is Competency?

June 25, 2020

A key part in managing the risks at an operating facility is ensuing that personnel are competent in their roles and understand how Process Safety..

HAZOP Failure

June 18, 2020

A HAZOP can fail in a number of ways and it is the responsibility of the facilitator to monitor these potential failure modes and course correct..

Why you need a professional HAZOP scribe ?

June 18, 2020

Much like how an experienced facilitator is critical to the success of a HAZOP, so too is the need for a competent scribe with the appropriate..

Confined Spaces

June 17, 2020

It is not the purpose of this note to regurgitate the contents of the various standards covering the topic but to provide a personal perspective...

Emergency Response Tips

June 17, 2020

When emergencies happen, a well organised and drilled facility will cope better and minimise loss to people, assets and the environment. Here are..

A Bowtie for Endurance Swimming

June 13, 2020

In the process safety world, development of bowties are part of the toolkit we have at our disposal to communicate how risks around a specific..

What Makes a Good SOP

June 10, 2020

We can look back in history of incident investigation of recent events and they have been focused on safe working practices, fatigue management..