Risk Assessment and System Safety Analysis HSE 08-33
This course is designed to develop employees’ skills in recognizing and identifying hazards, and assessing risks posed by those hazards using practical and uncomplicated techniques drawn from the realm of system safety practice. Methods are learned for determining limits within which risk should be considered acceptable, and for using limited resources to control risk within those limits of acceptability. Workshop problem sessions sharpen competence with the newly acquired analytical skills, leaving the participant capable of using the techniques in practical workplace settings.
Who Should Attend?
Occupational safety and health professionals and managers, operating and staff managers, loss prevention managers engineers, or anyone who design, maintain or inspect manufacturing and chemical processes, facilities and equipment.
Partial List of Course Topics:
1. Introduction: Concepts in Risk Management:
- What is risk? How is it recognized, and how is it quantified? How much risk should be tolerated? How is risk reduced/controlled?
- Working with the Risk Assessment Matrix
- Context for system safety in the Gulf, including lessons learned
2. Overview of Selected System Safety Analytical Techniques:
- Introduction to subjective methods of risk analysis: Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Barrier Analysis
- How to identify hazards and judge their risks systematically in the absence of quantitative data
- How to impose controls and judge their effectiveness at reducing risk
3. Quantitative Techniques:
- Fault Tree Analysis including qualitative/quantitative conversion combinatorial probability analysis using subjective information
- Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
- Event Tree Analysis
- Cause-Consequence Analysis
4. Qualitative Techniques and Comparison of Analytical Techniques:
- Failure Information Propagation Modeling
- Risk Acceptance/Strategy Selection
- Sneak Circuit Analysis
- Review of System Safety Analytical Techniques and applications to occupational safety and health