Isolations: A Personal Perspective

June 16, 2021

An isolation procedure is at the core of any permit to work system, requiring rigorous application and an intolerance of abuse. I am not a fan of..

Revalidation of Process Hazard Analyses

May 3, 2021

PHA revalidation is a key requirement within a company’s site or corporate procedures and risk management processes. Revalidating previous PHA..

What Does Verification of Safety Critical Elements Look Like ?

March 2, 2021

Managing risk on a facility requires a clear understanding and verification of:

Why do we need to audit our Safety Management Systems?

February 18, 2021

Managing risk in an operating facility requires effective systems across the organisation AND performance management measures (such as an SMS..

Ammonia Refrigeration Plants - Flying under the radar?

September 9, 2020

Why does we have so many ammonia refrigeration plants?

Online Workshops - Tips and Tricks

September 7, 2020

During the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions and social distancing across the world, many meetings are being held “virtually”..

Process Safety Incident Investigations

August 24, 2020

Process Incidents can involve loss of containment, control, a challenge to the safety system or a failing in the application of a management..

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..