Bowtie Red Flags

January 13, 2022

Bowties provide a graphical representation of an incident pathway connecting the causes of events to their consequences. In many instances, the..

How do we manage low likelihood external events?

December 14, 2021

Process safety deals with the low-likelihood, high-severity scenarios, typically in the realms of occurring once every 1,000 to once every..

What elements should be included as SCE

December 6, 2021

The definition of what equipment makes up an SCE can in some situations be subjective. Whether you define SCE as individual pieces of equipment (..

Are you over cooking your Safety Critical Elements?

December 6, 2021

There is a lot of debate and variation in the process for deciding what should be categorised as an SCE. If you have too many SCE you're at risk..

Process Safety Due Diligence

October 18, 2021

Are incident’s evidence that due diligence is lacking in Hazardous Facility management? For more serious incidents or near misses,  a root cause..

How reliable is consequence modelling?

October 5, 2021

At Safety Solutions we are no strangers to consequence modelling. One of the most common queries we get is around model uncertainty, and when it..

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: