Hazard Identification and Risk Management is imperative for managing the health and safety system in the workplaces and plants of a company. It is a legal as well as a moral requirement of the employers. It is a good business decision as it prevents harm to the resources and personnel of the company.
We provide a comprehensive range of services for assisting companies in carrying out hazard identification and risk assessment including the following:
- Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment
- Emergency evacuation plan (EEP)
- Emergency response and disaster management plan (ERDMP)
- Fire risk assessment
- Manual handling assessment
- Display screen equipmentworkplace assessment (DSE)
- Building risk assessment
- Operation risk assessment
- Safety integrity level (SIL) assessment
- Workplace transport assessment
- Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (HIRARC)
- Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
We follow a four step process for hazard identification and risk assessment :
- Step One: Identifying the hazards
- We use a number of assessment methods to identify the hazards in the workplace. Our consultants carry out site surveys and comprehensive reviews to identify the risk of hazards.
- Step Two: Assessing the level of risk
- We evaluate the probability and the risk level of each hazard. We also identify the people and resources that could be harmed by the hazard.
Some of the methods that our specialists use for hazard identification and assessment are :
Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP)
HAZOP helps in (i) identifying abnormalities in the system, (ii) evaluating the operability problems and (iii) risks to personnel or equipment. This tool is especially used for identifying process related hazards.
Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)
HAZID is systematic assessment of hazards and risks in a plant or system which helps in early identification of hazards and preventing accidents.
Process Hazard Analysis
Process Hazard Analysis uses different tools to identify various hazards associated with a process.
What if Analysis
What if Analysis is a creative analytical tool that helps in identifying potential hazards and their impact by answering ‘what if’ questions.
Event Tree Analysis
Event tree Analysis is a graphical tool used to identify different consequences of an undesirable event. Probability of occurrence of each event is then calculated by our experts.
Fault Tree Analysis
This is a graphical representation method is which the hazard appears at top and the causes and subcauses are identified below using a tree diagram.
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
LOPA is used by our experts to assess potential hazards due to failure of protection layers.Our team will calculate the probability of failure of such protections.
Step Three: Implementing controls or improvements
We assist the companies in identifying controls and improvements to their systems and processes for preventing harm from the potential hazards. We provide a comprehensive report in which we identify various ways of controlling the risks and rank them based on the level of protection and reliability.
We also use Job Safety Analysis (JSA) methodology to identify the safest way to do each job.
Through our assistance, the companies can eliminate the risk of hazards. If elimination of a hazard is not possible, we identify ways to either isolate the hazard to prevent it from causing harm. We also identify changes that will substitute the hazard with a less risky hazard. We suggest engineering controls that can be implemented. If desired by the client, we present our findings to the management and assist in implementation of the same.
Step Four: Reviewing the controls
Reviewing the controls ensures that the control measures are updated and continue to be effective. Review also helps in identifying new hazards. We review the existing controls that are in place and identify any improvements required as a result of an existing control being ineffective or changes being made in the workplace or due to a new risk or hazard.
The hazard identification and risk management services provided by us help the companies in building a safe workplace by identifying and controlling the risks and hazards arising out of their business.