Safety Solutions provides a process safety auditing service aimed at bench-marking a process operator across the elements of process safety.

Process safety is a framework of engineering and management systems used to manage the integrity of hazardous processes. Holes in these systems can expose a facility to unnecessary risk. A process safety audit uses a team of subject matter experts to reveal gaps, benchmark the performance of these systems against best practice and make recommendations to close them. The elements that can be bench-marked include:

  1. Leadership
  2. Management of change
  3. Hazard identification
  4. Risk assessment
  5. Functional safety
  6. Alarm management
  7. Pressure vessel certifications
  8. Tank certifications
  9. Hazardous areas and electrical certifications
  10. Aging Plant / Asset Integrity
  11. Operating procedures
  12. Worker engagement
  13. Contractor management
  14. Safe work systems
  15. Drawing and document management
  16. Safety Critical Element management and verification
  17. Human factors in operations
  18. Incident reporting and followup
  19. Inherent safety
  20. Emergency preparedness
  21. Performance monitoring, review and auditing
  22. Process safety management system

The process safety audit involves a number of interviews with relevant staff and site visits. We use check lists developed for each element to guide the audit and evidence collection. These are issued to the client before the start of the review.

Deliverable: An audit report containing:

  • A report card ranking each element against good practice
  • A process safety maturity ranking
  • Gaps & recommendations
  • Prioritisation of the recommendations in terms of importance on process safety
  • A management presentation highlighting findings

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Process Safety Audit