Safety Cases Thorough Reviews and Material Changes

The 2015 Safety Case regulations require that a "thorough review" be undertaken every five years, or when required by the UK CA.

Periodic revisions to the safety case are also required, and if the revision involves a “Material Change” to the installation the revised Safety Case must be submitted to the UK CA. There is always considerable discussion about what a material change actually is, but the guidance to the regulations suggests that "this would involve changes to the basis on which risk control decisions are made or which necessitate a review of the adequacy major hazard control measures."

As well as the development of Safety Cases, Marex also has experience of carrying out thorough reviews and also revising cases when a “Material Change” has occurred. The Company is pleased to advise its clients when it comes to dealing with these complex matters.