Safety assurance for oil and gas

Unreliable systems pose a risk to workforce, assets and production. Our safety assurance services, which cover risk analysis, reliability assessment, process and functional safety, help clients in high hazard, safety critical industries to maintain personnel safety, plant integrity and maximise productivity whilst carrying out safety and environmentally critical operations, such as lifting, fuel bunkering, drilling and plant start up.

We apply a risk-based approach to ensure the safety and reliability of your operations, systems and equipment by minimising risk, identifying hazards and risk factors, and ensuring uninterrupted production, workforce safety and regulatory compliance.

Key to the safety assurance process is the management system, which must describe the organisational structure, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources, ensuring risks to employees and to the public are properly identified and controlled, reducing risks and enhancing business performance by driving the process of continual improvement.

Our safety assurance services address these requirements by covering all elements of the recognised "plan, do, check, act" cycle as follows:

  • Hazard identification (HAZID)
  • Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) and process safety
  • Electrical systems safe operability review (SAFOP) - analyse work processes and procedures in order.
  • Environmental hazard identification (ENVID), environmental risk assessment (ERA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Compliance support with permits, licences and consents (PLANC)
  • Safety, risk and reliability studies for pipelines
  • Functional safety and safety integrity level (SIL)
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Machinery safety
  • Dropped-objects survey
  • Technical Safety
  • Structural integrity analysis
  • Consequence Modelling
  • Development of safety and environmental management system policies, processes, procedures and controls such as:
    • task risk assessment
    • safe systems of work
    • competency management
    • contractor and supply chain interfacing
    • environmental and materials management
  • Process safety management (PSM) audits
  • Assurance audits, verification, review

Benefits

  • Avoid fatal machinery-related accidents
  • Safeguard workers
  • Ensure uninterrupted production
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reduce downtime
  • Reduce risk
  • Ensure availability of critical equipment
  • Identify potential hazards and operability problems
  • Predict consequences for different kinds of accidents
  • Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) for process safety
  • Reduced lifecycle costs through operational expense (OPEX) and capital expenditure (CAPEX) optimisation
  • Safely extend operation beyond original design life
  • Improve workforce competence
  • Maintain reputation