Risk Assessment

There are numerous acronyms and titles for different sorts of risk assessment. These include Major Accident Hazard Risk Assessment (MAHRA), Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA), Bow-tie, Compartment Study, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and so on.

In addition to the risk assessment processes required for any Safety Case, all formal safety management systems require the provision of risk assessment techniques, for all aspects of operations. Risk assessments range from the quantitative calculations needed to determine the likelihood of a TR (Temporary Refuge) surviving an explosion, to the requirement that work teams about to undertake a task must assess the risks of carrying it out.

The risk assessment techniques used must be appropriate to situation or task to be undertaken, they should result in recommendations or opportunities for improvement, and in some cases the abandonment of the proposed operation.

Marex Marine Services have experience of many types of risk assessment and are able to act as facilitators and produce reports which are pertinent and which are of value to their clients. They are also able to advise on risk assessment techniques that will be of value in the day to day operations of offshore installations.