Marex can carry out a range of other assessments in support of the safety case or as stand-alone assessments.
- Compartment Survey
A compartment survey is carried out on board an offshore installation to assist in the identification of potential hazards and also to verify the existence of relevant local controls. The compartment survey provides a means to involve the workforce in the safety case development process. The survey aims to identify deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures required to reduce risk to a level that is ALARP.
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) Assessment
The objective of the PUWER assessment is to assess the compatibility of the human/mechanical interface onboard the installation. An examination of the physical condition of the work equipment is carried out to assess whether it is safe for use by the operator and that operational procedures of the work equipment are being conducted safely.
- Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response (PFEER) Assessment
The PFEER assessment is required by UK regulations. The assessment involves the identification of hazards and assessing those which could become major accident events. The level of risk of fire and/or explosion, and the need for evacuation and escape, is assessed. The performance standards necessary to reduce the risk levels to ALARP, and the arrangements required to ensure that the performance standards are met, are defined.
- Non-Production Installation Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP)
The purpose of the OPEP is to provide guidance to the installation OIM and supervisors with respect to the steps to be taken when an oil pollution incident has occurred or is likely to occur.
- Dropped Object Study
Dropped object studies are executed in accordance with DNVGL?RP?F107. The studies assess the frequency of dropped object impacts onto subsea pipelines/assets and subsequent damage. The effects of mitigation measures can be evaluated.
- UK Regulatory Compliance Gap Analysis
The aim of the gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make the installation compliant with UK legislative requirements.
- Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
FMEAs and FMECAs are carried out to analyse potential failure modes within a system and in order to classify them by the severity and likelihood of the failures.
- Ad hoc Gap Analyses
Ad hoc gap analyses can be carried out against guidance, codes and standards (e.g. IADC, MODU code etc.).
- Ad hoc Risk Assessments
In addition to the assessments outlined under the Formal Safety Assessment section, ad hoc qualitative and quantitative risk assessments can be undertaken as required.