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 to..

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 do 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 confined spaces but to provide a personal..

Emergency Response Tips

June 17, 2020

When emergencies happen, a well organized and drilled facility will cope better and minimize 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 ofincident investigationof recent events and they have been focused on safe working practices, fatigue management and..

Incident Investigation Insights

June 10, 2020

A lot is written about incident investigations and how to perform an effective one. Here are some insights and hints from our experience:

Minor Modifications can catch you out

May 30, 2020

The size of a change, either physical or financial, bears no relation to the magnitude of the hazard or risk which may be created. How confident are..