Technical Safety and Risk Assessment

When safety on a project is managed properly, it is a real force for greater good of it, the business entity and the community of its operation. Technical safety is an extensive system of factors to enable business and society function smoothly and without disruptions. It comprises a set of discrete elements that are applied in the field of risk analysis and management to help identify, understand and evaluate risks, and to specify solutions necessary to manage such risks. These elements can be applied as standalone or collective tools or technique to achieve the safety of products / goods and services, as well as design or operational integrity and assurance of business projects and activities. Also, technical safety provides the implementation of technologies and emergency preparedness to establish and maintain an adequate level of safety for personnel, environment and material assets.

As taking calculated risks in business is necessary for its greater success, Safe Dimensions applies an integrated risk-based approach that proactively tackles technical safety and risk assessment on projects. With the risk assessment, quantitative or qualitative estimate of risk related to a well-defined situation from its associated identified hazards are determined, based on two components of risk; namely the magnitude of the potential hazardous situation / loss, and the probability that the hazardous situation / loss will occur. An evaluation of the result is carried out on a set of the business / project risk acceptance criteria, which is used as a basis for decisions about the resulting risk level and thus appropriate measures can be put in place where it is deemed necessary. Under this service package therefore, our top suite of assessment and safety report studies include:

  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Register;
  • Hazard and Effects Register;
  • Risk Register;
  • Major Accident Hazard (MAH) Events Register;
  • Major Accident Events (MAE) Identification;
  • Assumptions Register;
  • Health Risk Assessment;
  • Confined Space Risk Assessment;
  • Facility Siting Study;
  • Task Risk Assessment;
  • Pipeline Risk Assessment;
  • Transport Risk Assessment;
  • Boat Impact Study;
  • Aircraft Crash Study;
  • Dropped Objects and Swinging Load Study;
  • Gas and Vent Dispersion Analysis;
  • Flare and Thermal Radiation Studies;
  • Detailed Explosion Modelling and Blast Hazard Analysis;
  • Design Accidental Load (DAL) Specification;
  • Fire and Explosion Risk Analysis (FERA);
  • Smoke and Gas Ingress Analysis (SGIA);
  • Temporary Refuge Impairment Analysis (TRIA);
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA);
  • Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Analysis (EERA);
  • Emergency Systems Survivability Analysis (ESSA);
  • Safety Critical Element (SCE) Identification;
  • SCE Analysis and Performance Standards;
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA);
  • Formal Safety Assessment (FSA);
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Safety Report; and
  • Safety Case (for Design, Operation and Abandonment Phases).

Well-executed technical safety and risk assessments enable organisations to make the right decisions, protect their assets, and properly manage their risks as they operate, grow and improve their businesses. Besides, these are good safety engineering that ensures legal compliance and reduces financial risks. Safe Dimensions is a well-renowned specialist provider of this technical HSE service for any project size and throughout any project phase.