Designing for safety and risk management approvals

Our experience in using practical tools and methodologies to manage risk helps you verify and optimise design early on when costs are still manageable.

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Key contact

Neil Charles

President, Critical Infrastructure Americas

Neil Charles

President, Critical Infrastructure Americas

Escondido, United States

+1 (720)-398-7287 offshore@bmtglobal.com

Americas

Phil Dana

Regional Business Development Director - Americas

Phil Dana

Regional Business Development Director - Americas

Ottawa, Canada

+1 613 592 2830 (235) offshore@bmtglobal.com

Unmanaged risk proves costly: to human life and the liveability of communities, a facility’s operating time, and the business bottom line.

Viewing risk as a potential cost highlights the critical need for safe operations of facilities and processes. The knock-on effects can result in severe consequences. Applying proven risk management techniques makes it possible to reduce expenses, notably at the early phases of the project life cycle, which forms the Formal Safety Assessment and leads to the development of the facilities Safety Case.

 

We understand the critical drivers for risk and safety-related studies:

  • To ensure design achieves acceptable safety standards.
  • To fulfil local regulatory requirements
  • To contribute to safety case preparation
  • To evaluate different design options

Quantitative risk assessments

We have extensive experience conducting quantitative risk assessment (QRA) studies for various facilities, including semiconductor facilities, warehouses, gas facilities, chemical plants, oil terminals and pipelines. 

We are familiar with the expectations of various approving authorities and can address each round of concerns satisfactorily and efficiently to assist you in obtaining non-objection approval for projects. 

Safety case compliance

We recognise the following are critical factors to ensuring a compliant safety case is developed and in line with your schedule.

Strong knowledge of safety case requirements

We have a team of consultants with a wide range of experience covering operations, engineering designs and consultancy.  We can tailor our services to provide solutions and ensure a fully compliant Safety Case is developed. 

Understanding principles, approaches and processes

It is crucial to develop a Safety Case document that is aligned with technical guides as well as one that is based on an understanding of the principles, approaches and processes used by authorities for assessment. We are actively involved in discussions with on all aspects of safety cases.

Critical tasks milestones completion

To ensure a compliant Safety Case is ready for submission, identify essential, necessary tasks that affect the Safety Case development progress and close monitoring on project progress. We will provide a detailed project schedule and a project management process to ensure that critical tasks meet project milestones.  Regular project progress updates will also be provided.

Strong project leadership and assigned roles and responsibilities

Clear roles and responsibilities are assigned to project team members to ensure that crucial aspects of developing a high-quality Safety Case document are incorporated and aligned to meet Safety Case Technical Guide requirements as well as your expectations. The key team members are based in Singapore to facilitate efficient communication and respond quickly to queries and immediate support.

Information exchange and prompt feedback

It is essential that information used to build a Safety Case document is up-to-date and reflects the current mode of operations. During the Safety Case development, some studies may require assumptions due to unavailable information or technical clarifications with operators, affecting findings/recommendations made in the Safety Case document. Such assumptions or technical queries will be documented, tracked systematically and shared. This sharing of critical information at early stages will avoid the need for rework, delays or inconsistencies due to incorrect assumptions or information being referenced in the Safety Case development.

Environment

We are a global leader in understanding the future risks to both built and natural assets from climate change and the complex challenges that lay ahead in the context of practical adaptation.

We use risk-based assessments and management processes under the International Standard for Risk Management (ISO 31000).

Our risk management services range from project-specific chemical and ecological risk assessment to assessing and mitigating risks from natural hazards such as floods and storm surges on existing assets and infrastructure. Our clear and actionable findings can help you successfully identify, assess, manage, monitor, and mitigate risk, as well as develop effective treatment and adaptation strategies.