Our business

We solve problems that matter

Marex is a UK-based consultancy with a global reach

We specialise in enterprise risk management (ERM) and safety & compliance, with clients operating across many industries, from energy, marine and aerospace, to pharmaceutical and biotech.

We define, design and manage projects with a risk-based approach that create shared value and enhance your business performance.

We solve problems that matter in a highly regulated and complex world. 

We view risk management in terms of its potential to drive performance and shared value for our clients.

Managing risks in uncertain times

Marex was established in 1998 after the Cullen Report into the Piper Alpha disaster. In his report, Lord Cullen laid out over 100 recommendations to improve safety on oil rigs and floating installations.

Marex was launched to help offshore operators gain the peace of mind they needed through stringent risk assessments and the development of safety cases.

From there, we have evolved to offer a risk-based approach to clients that is compliance, resilience, performance and efficiency driven as an outcome.

Our history of success

With 25 years of offshore expertise, we have evolved to offer a wide range of risk-based methodologies.

These give clients the solutions to improve their performance in:

  • safety
  • operations
  • energy efficiency
  • people
  • projects
  • resilience

all while giving complete assurance of compliance.

Beyond peace of mind

Vigilance

We look for patterns that can indicate or predict potential risk events

‘The Blind Spots’

Resilience

We assess your capacity to rapidly contain and reduce the impact of risk events.

Innovation

We use digital tools that deliver deeper analyses for more effective decision making

Efficiency

We aim for right-first-time compliance to meet your challenging deadlines.

OUR SERVICES

Our services are listed below

Aerospace

Safety case development

Marex risk consultants can work with stakeholders to gather the necessary information to describe their safety and environmental management system, facility equipment, and emergency response arrangements which, combined with a robust risk management process, will provide the necessary demonstrations that major accident hazards are managed effectively.

Safety case maintenance

Marex can support clients in the ongoing management and maintenance of safety cases, whereby safety cases are maintained up-to-date to accurately reflect changes as they occur at the facility. This support includes, where applicable, submissions made to the relevant regulatory body for acceptance.

Safety case thorough reviews

The purpose of a thorough review is to confirm that the safety case, with any necessary updates, continues to be fundamentally sound, and is likely to remain so until the next thorough review. The level of support which Marex can provide clients extends from the development of the thorough review procedure or the undertaking of specific review activities through to the management of the whole thorough review process.

HAZID study

A HAZID study is carried out to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable and significant hazards that may affect or arise from operations are systematically identified. Several HAZID techniques may be used dependent upon the project scope.

BowTie analysis

A BowTie analysis effectively communicates complex risk scenarios in a graphical format that shows the relationships between the causes of unwanted events and their potential escalation to losses and damage. BowTie models show the controls which prevent the top event from occurring in the first place specific to each cause and those recovery controls which are in place to limit the potential outcomes. The BowTie analysis provides a means to involve the workforce directly in the risk analysis and therefore enables an operationally relevant assessment of the hazards, risks and the true state of the relate controls.

Fire and explosion analysis

The fire and explosion analysis (FEA) examines the consequences of fire and explosion events on personnel and equipment using quantitative and qualitative techniques and determines the potential for fire and explosion event escalation to other hazardous consequences. The method identifies and assesses the control measures required to manage the fire and explosion related risks. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Escape, evacuation and rescue analysis

The escape, evacuation and rescue analysis (EERA) provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the escape, evacuation and rescue systems and equipment at a facility that ensure personnel can escape from their work area to a place of safe muster, to evacuate and ultimately be rescued. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Emergency systems survivability analysis

The emergency systems survivability analysis (ESSA) is a detailed examination of the systems which are critical to the health and safety of personnel during emergency situations to ensure that risks to personnel have been reduced to a level that is ALARP. It examines the ability of the systems to survive emergency situations for sufficient time to complete their designated function, through redundancy or fail-safe functions.

Quantitative risk assessment

The objective of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to quantify the cumulative risk to personnel from the major accident hazards identified through the other FSA, in particular, the HAZID study and the BowTie analysis. The results can then be reviewed against the client’s tolerability criteria. The process will identify what drives the risk so that hazards can be effectively managed.

ALARP study

At the conclusion of any formal safety assessment process, an ALARP study workshop should be conducted in order to formally review the findings and conclusions arising from the risk analyses. This study provides the mechanism to review and make final decisions on recommendations made for further risk reduction and the acceptability of the identified risks.

Process hazard analyses

Marex risk consultants can prepare and facilitate a range of process hazard analyses, including preliminary hazard analysis, what-if checklist study, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Each provides a structured technique for the identification of hazards and consideration of the safeguards in place, appropriate for the level of risk.

Incident and accident investigations

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

Safety critical task analysis

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA) can provide a demonstration that the major hazard analysis for a facility has considered people as both a key element in safe operation and as a potential cause of major accidents and their escalation. Hierarchical task analysis (HTA) is used for systematically documenting tasks to provide a basis for risk assessment. Subsequently, human reliability analysis (HRA) is used to analyse the steps in the task developed using HTA to identify possible human failure modes. The consequences of these errors are then explored, and if these are severe, appropriate error prevention strategies should be developed.

Control room analysis

Control room analyses are performed to assess the ergonomics of key control stations, incorporating human machine interface (HMI) assessments and alarm optimisation assessments. These assessments are conducted against industry standards, guidance and good practice.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Hazardous facility virtual tours

Marex now offers the development of interactive virtual tours of client facilities, created using high resolution 360° digital photographs and powerful virtual tour software. Virtual tours created using panoramic views of the facility, combined with general arrangement drawings enable personnel who may be unfamiliar with a facility to conduct a ‘walk-through’ and to gain an understanding of its layout and key locations (e.g. escape routes, muster points).

HSE legal registers

Marex can provide assistance with the development and implementation of health, safety and environmental (HSE) legal register that, being more than simply a list of legislative documents, describe the main actions required for compliance, are mapped to the Client’s SEMS and incorporate a checklist that provides a means of compliance verification. This provides a greater understanding of the activities that need to be conducted and the processes that need to be followed to ensure compliance.

Regulatory compliance gap analyses

The aim of a regulatory compliance gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make operations compliant with applicable legislative requirements.

Provision and use of work equipment regulations (UK) assessment

The objective of the provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) assessment is to assess the compatibility of human mechanical interface at places of work. 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.

Energy management systems

An energy management system enables an organisation to set and achieve objectives and energy targets, to take actions as needed to improve its energy performance. Marex consultants can work with clients to develop an energy management system aligned with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems, which helps organisations to use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy.

Energy Efficiency Management Plans

As part of a wider energy management system or otherwise, Marex consultants can work with customers to develop facility energy efficiency management plans (EEMPs). EEMPs should look to address the identification and evaluation of legal and other requirements, energy review, determination of performance indicators, establishment of energy baseline, establishment of objectives and targets, selection of improvement opportunities, preparation of action plans, performance evaluation and improvement.

Energy reviews

The objective of the energy review, which feeds into the overarching energy efficiency management plan (EEMP), is to profile a facility’s energy situation and serve as a guide for the collection and analysis of the data needed to determine energy performance and identify improvement opportunities.

Renewables

Marine warranty support (in port and offshore)

Marex has extensive experience in the provision of marine warranty service over a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to load outs, sail always, heavy lifts, cable laying, piling and jacket installation.

General marine inspections (in port)

Marex uses a risk-based approach where the inspection is closely linked to the risks identified for the vessel type and its operations.

We have and are conducting extensive Bowtie assessments for many types of vessel and marine operations as a basis for marine inspection in addition to more usual marine inspection templates.

IMCA audit (common marine inspection document) (in port)

Marex has a number of AVI surveyors and we provide a finding tracking service to ensure that findings from the eCMIDs or MISW inspections undertaken are closed out in a timely and effective manner.

General marine consultancy

Marex has a proven track record in the provision of general marine consultancy services to the energy industries and has a very broad and in-depth level of expertise in the provision of risk based marine services.

These services include vessel assurance, marine warranty (cable repair and laying, heavy lift, load out, sea fastenings, PLGR ext.) marine operation planning and execution, ISM, ISPS MLC audits, accident and incident investigation, Dynamic Positioning Annual proving trials and FMEA’s, risk assessment services, expert witness and technical authorship.

Vessel selection/suitability studies

Marex is experienced and practiced in the selection of vessels utilising all available information about the vessels intended scope of work, environmental operating conditions and required capacities to identify suitable vessels and then carry out suitability surveys to establish the selected vessels capabilities specifically for the scope of work being considered.

Offshore logistics optimisation studies

Marex conducts basic logistical studies, assessing port options, distances and seasonal environmental conditions and vessel capacities to optimise marine logistical arrangements.

Non insurance related marine services

Marex can support all marine services and has a proven marine management capability covering a wide range of activities including contract management, downtime review and contractor claim support.

Tender evaluation and support

Tendering activities including setting technical requirements, appraisal of tender replies and supplier selection from a marine technical and logistic perspective.

Develop standard operating procedures

Marex Marine team is well versed in the creation of fully risk assessed procedures and processes, delivering pragmatic, clear, value adding RAMS and SOPs based on industry best practice and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and rules.

Jack up vessel general support

Marex risk team has created an in-depth Bow Tie analysis of Jack Up Vessel operations purely for the purposes of risk mitigation and management.

Marex can support all aspects of Jack Up Vessel operations including Mobilisation, Spud cans, operational restrictions and RAMS.

Review risk assessment method statements

Marex is a specialist risk management company and risk management is a core part of our business as such we are well placed to review, verify and generally support RAMS for offshore marine operations.

Review and approve lift plans

Marex personnel are experienced in lifting operations are highly experienced in the risk assessment planning and execution of major lifting operations.

Develop RAMS to acceptable level prior to submission for MWS approval

Many of Marex’s team are experienced marine warranty surveyors as such we are familiar with many of the rules that govern marine warranty operations such as the DNV’s standards and the JRC expectations.

Root cause analysis of equipment failures

Marex has several tools such as CAST derived from the STAMP methodology at our disposal to look at the root causes of equipment failures with our risk department. We can provide qualified Marine engineers and electricals to conduct root cause analysis of equipment failures and create clear, justified failure reports.

Condition/damage surveys

Marex has a well-defined history of conducting accident investigations following marine incidents and providing damage reports to the parties involved as appropriate.

Marine incident and accident investigation (non-legal)

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

HSE legal registers

Marex can provide assistance with the development and implementation of health, safety and environmental (HSE) legal register that, being more than simply a list of legislative documents, describe the main actions required for compliance, are mapped to the Client’s SEMS and incorporate a checklist that provides a means of compliance verification. This provides a greater understanding of the activities that need to be conducted and the processes that need to be followed to ensure compliance.

Regulatory compliance gap analyses

The aim of a regulatory compliance gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make operations compliant with applicable legislative requirements.

BowTie analysis

A BowTie analysis effectively communicates complex risk scenarios in a graphical format that shows the relationships between the causes of unwanted events and their potential escalation to losses and damage. BowTie models show the controls which prevent the top event from occurring in the first place specific to each cause and those recovery controls which are in place to limit the potential outcomes. The BowTie analysis provides a means to involve the workforce directly in the risk analysis and therefore enables an operationally relevant assessment of the hazards, risks and the true state of the relate controls.

HAZID study

A HAZID study is carried out to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable and significant hazards that may affect or arise from operations are systematically identified. Several HAZID techniques may be used dependent upon the project scope.

Quantitative risk assessment

The objective of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to quantify the cumulative risk to personnel from the major accident hazards identified through the other FSA, in particular, the HAZID study and the BowTie analysis. The results can then be reviewed against the client’s tolerability criteria. The process will identify what drives the risk so that hazards can be effectively managed.

ALARP study

At the conclusion of any formal safety assessment process, an ALARP study workshop should be conducted in order to formally review the findings and conclusions arising from the risk analyses. This study provides the mechanism to review and make final decisions on recommendations made for further risk reduction and the acceptability of the identified risks.

Safety critical task analysis

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA) can provide a demonstration that the major hazard analysis for a facility has considered people as both a key element in safe operation and as a potential cause of major accidents and their escalation. Hierarchical task analysis (HTA) is used for systematically documenting tasks to provide a basis for risk assessment. Subsequently, human reliability analysis (HRA) is used to analyse the steps in the task developed using HTA to identify possible human failure modes. The consequences of these errors are then explored, and if these are severe, appropriate error prevention strategies should be developed.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Fire and explosion analysis

The fire and explosion analysis (FEA) examines the consequences of fire and explosion events on personnel and equipment using quantitative and qualitative techniques and determines the potential for fire and explosion event escalation to other hazardous consequences. The method identifies and assesses the control measures required to manage the fire and explosion related risks. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Escape, evacuation and rescue analysis

The escape, evacuation and rescue analysis (EERA) provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the escape, evacuation and rescue systems and equipment at a facility that ensure personnel can escape from their work area to a place of safe muster, to evacuate and ultimately be rescued. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Harbours & ports

HAZID study

A HAZID study is carried out to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable and significant hazards that may affect or arise from operations are systematically identified. Several HAZID techniques may be used dependent upon the project scope.

BowTie analysis

A BowTie analysis effectively communicates complex risk scenarios in a graphical format that shows the relationships between the causes of unwanted events and their potential escalation to losses and damage. BowTie models show the controls which prevent the top event from occurring in the first place specific to each cause and those recovery controls which are in place to limit the potential outcomes. The BowTie analysis provides a means to involve the workforce directly in the risk analysis and therefore enables an operationally relevant assessment of the hazards, risks and the true state of the relate controls.

Fire and explosion analysis

The fire and explosion analysis (FEA) examines the consequences of fire and explosion events on personnel and equipment using quantitative and qualitative techniques and determines the potential for fire and explosion event escalation to other hazardous consequences. The method identifies and assesses the control measures required to manage the fire and explosion related risks. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Escape, evacuation and rescue analysis

The escape, evacuation and rescue analysis (EERA) provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the escape, evacuation and rescue systems and equipment at a facility that ensure personnel can escape from their work area to a place of safe muster, to evacuate and ultimately be rescued. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Emergency systems survivability analysis

The emergency systems survivability analysis (ESSA) is a detailed examination of the systems which are critical to the health and safety of personnel during emergency situations to ensure that risks to personnel have been reduced to a level that is ALARP. It examines the ability of the systems to survive emergency situations for sufficient time to complete their designated function, through redundancy or fail-safe functions.

Quantitative risk assessment

The objective of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to quantify the cumulative risk to personnel from the major accident hazards identified through the other FSA, in particular, the HAZID study and the BowTie analysis. The results can then be reviewed against the client’s tolerability criteria. The process will identify what drives the risk so that hazards can be effectively managed.

ALARP study

At the conclusion of any formal safety assessment process, an ALARP study workshop should be conducted in order to formally review the findings and conclusions arising from the risk analyses. This study provides the mechanism to review and make final decisions on recommendations made for further risk reduction and the acceptability of the identified risks.

Process hazard analyses

Marex risk consultants can prepare and facilitate a range of process hazard analyses, including preliminary hazard analysis, what-if checklist study, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Each provides a structured technique for the identification of hazards and consideration of the safeguards in place, appropriate for the level of risk.

Incident and accident investigations

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

Safety critical task analysis

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA) can provide a demonstration that the major hazard analysis for a facility has considered people as both a key element in safe operation and as a potential cause of major accidents and their escalation. Hierarchical task analysis (HTA) is used for systematically documenting tasks to provide a basis for risk assessment. Subsequently, human reliability analysis (HRA) is used to analyse the steps in the task developed using HTA to identify possible human failure modes. The consequences of these errors are then explored, and if these are severe, appropriate error prevention strategies should be developed.

Control room analysis

Control room analyses are performed to assess the ergonomics of key control stations, incorporating human machine interface (HMI) assessments and alarm optimisation assessments. These assessments are conducted against industry standards, guidance and good practice.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Hazardous Facility Virtual Tours

Marex now offers the development of interactive virtual tours of client facilities, created using high resolution 360° digital photographs and powerful virtual tour software. Virtual tours created using panoramic views of the facility, combined with general arrangement drawings enable personnel who may be unfamiliar with a facility to conduct a ‘walk-through’ and to gain an understanding of its layout and key locations (e.g. escape routes, muster points).

Port marine safety code (PMSC)

The Port Marine Safety Code sets out a national standard for every aspect of port marine safety. Its aim is to enhance safety for everyone who uses or works in the UK port marine environment.  Marex provide support as the ‘designated person’.  A designated person must be appointed to provide independent assurance about the operation of the marine safety management system.

Regulatory compliance gap analyses

The aim of a regulatory compliance gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make operations compliant with applicable legislative requirements.

Provision and use of work equipment regulations (UK) assessment

The objective of the provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) assessment is to assess the compatibility of human mechanical interface at places of work. 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.

Energy management systems

An energy management system enables an organisation to set and achieve objectives and energy targets, to take actions as needed to improve its energy performance. Marex consultants can work with clients to develop an energy management system aligned with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems, which helps organisations to use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy.

Energy efficiency management plans

As part of a wider energy management system or otherwise, Marex consultants can work with customers to develop facility energy efficiency management plans (EEMPs). EEMPs should look to address the identification and evaluation of legal and other requirements, energy review, determination of performance indicators, establishment of energy baseline, establishment of objectives and targets, selection of improvement opportunities, preparation of action plans, performance evaluation and improvement.

Energy reviews

The objective of the energy review, which feeds into the overarching energy efficiency management plan (EEMP), is to profile a facility’s energy situation and serve as a guide for the collection and analysis of the data needed to determine energy performance and identify improvement opportunities.

Life sciences

HAZID study

A HAZID study is carried out to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable and significant hazards that may affect or arise from operations are systematically identified. Several HAZID techniques may be used dependent upon the project scope.

BowTie analysis

A BowTie analysis effectively communicates complex risk scenarios in a graphical format that shows the relationships between the causes of unwanted events and their potential escalation to losses and damage. BowTie models show the controls which prevent the top event from occurring in the first place specific to each cause and those recovery controls which are in place to limit the potential outcomes. The BowTie analysis provides a means to involve the workforce directly in the risk analysis and therefore enables an operationally relevant assessment of the hazards, risks and the true state of the relate controls.

Fire and explosion analysis

The fire and explosion analysis (FEA) examines the consequences of fire and explosion events on personnel and equipment using quantitative and qualitative techniques and determines the potential for fire and explosion event escalation to other hazardous consequences. The method identifies and assesses the control measures required to manage the fire and explosion related risks. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Escape, evacuation and rescue analysis

The escape, evacuation and rescue analysis (EERA) provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the escape, evacuation and rescue systems and equipment at a facility that ensure personnel can escape from their work area to a place of safe muster, to evacuate and ultimately be rescued. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Emergency systems survivability analysis

The emergency systems survivability analysis (ESSA) is a detailed examination of the systems which are critical to the health and safety of personnel during emergency situations to ensure that risks to personnel have been reduced to a level that is ALARP. It examines the ability of the systems to survive emergency situations for sufficient time to complete their designated function, through redundancy or fail-safe functions.

Quantitative risk assessment

The objective of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to quantify the cumulative risk to personnel from the major accident hazards identified through the other FSA, in particular, the HAZID study and the BowTie analysis. The results can then be reviewed against the client’s tolerability criteria. The process will identify what drives the risk so that hazards can be effectively managed.

ALARP study

At the conclusion of any formal safety assessment process, an ALARP study workshop should be conducted in order to formally review the findings and conclusions arising from the risk analyses. This study provides the mechanism to review and make final decisions on recommendations made for further risk reduction and the acceptability of the identified risks.

Process hazard analyses

Marex risk consultants can prepare and facilitate a range of process hazard analyses, including preliminary hazard analysis, what-if checklist study, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Each provides a structured technique for the identification of hazards and consideration of the safeguards in place, appropriate for the level of risk.

Incident and accident investigations

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

Safety critical task analysis

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA) can provide a demonstration that the major hazard analysis for a facility has considered people as both a key element in safe operation and as a potential cause of major accidents and their escalation. Hierarchical task analysis (HTA) is used for systematically documenting tasks to provide a basis for risk assessment. Subsequently, human reliability analysis (HRA) is used to analyse the steps in the task developed using HTA to identify possible human failure modes. The consequences of these errors are then explored, and if these are severe, appropriate error prevention strategies should be developed.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Hazardous facility virtual tours

Marex now offers the development of interactive virtual tours of client facilities, created using high resolution 360° digital photographs and powerful virtual tour software. Virtual tours created using panoramic views of the facility, combined with general arrangement drawings enable personnel who may be unfamiliar with a facility to conduct a ‘walk-through’ and to gain an understanding of its layout and key locations (e.g. escape routes, muster points).

Regulatory compliance gap analyses

The aim of a regulatory compliance gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make operations compliant with applicable legislative requirements.

Energy management systems

An energy management system enables an organisation to set and achieve objectives and energy targets, to take actions as needed to improve its energy performance. Marex consultants can work with clients to develop an energy management system aligned with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems, which helps organisations to use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy.

Energy efficiency management plans

As part of a wider energy management system or otherwise, Marex consultants can work with customers to develop facility energy efficiency management plans (EEMPs). EEMPs should look to address the identification and evaluation of legal and other requirements, energy review, determination of performance indicators, establishment of energy baseline, establishment of objectives and targets, selection of improvement opportunities, preparation of action plans, performance evaluation and improvement.

Energy reviews

The objective of the energy review, which feeds into the overarching energy efficiency management plan (EEMP), is to profile a facility’s energy situation and serve as a guide for the collection and analysis of the data needed to determine energy performance and identify improvement opportunities.

Maritime

OCIMF OVID audits

Marex have a number of highly qualified and experienced OVID accredited surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa that specialise in OVIQ inspections of offshore vessels and drilling rigs.

 

IMCA CMID audits

Marex have a proven track record providing IMCA CMID audits to the Oil & Gas industries as well as to the renewables industries in Offshore Wind

ISM, ISPS and MLC audits

Marex provides experience and fully qualified ISM/ISPS/MLC auditors to the offshore industry.

On hire audits

Marex have a long a proven track record in providing fast and efficient on hire surveys using the Marine Safety Forum (MSF) templates, being able to provide on hire surveys at very short notice.

Vessel suitability advice

It is vital to ensure that any vessel you are considering chartering is capable of conducting the operations required of the vessel. Marex provide advice and solutions on vessel selection and conduct detailed suitability audits tailored to the needs of the vessel.

Navigation audits

Marex have provided a number of Navigation audits to the offshore industry and can provide a fast and effective service.

Client representation/tow masters on rig moves

Marex has a large pool of experienced and approved rig moving specialists and client representatives that specialise in marine operations within the offshore industry.

Accident, incident and loss investigation

Marex’s associates have extensive experience in the offshore marine industry and can provide valuable input into marine accident investigation.

Expert witness provision

Our experts offer timely, rigorous, evidence-based assessments to courts and tribunals.  Marex can provide the court with a statement of opinion on any admissible matter calling for expertise by the witness if they are qualified to give such an opinion.

Technical authorship e.g. SOPEP, marine operations manuals

Marex’s marine team have a proven track record in the drafting of marine technical and operational documentation and procedures across the marine and offshore industries.  Our philosophy is based on procedures and processes adding value to the business.

Incident and accident investigations

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

Warranty surveys

Marex has a track record in the application and delivery of marine warranty engineering, surveys and expertise to a number of projects around the world.

Project risk assessment review including HAZID/HAZOP

Marex risk team specialise in the management of risk and can create a facilitated HAZID and HIRA’s at short notice delivering details action plans and HIRA/HAZID reports.

Lift plans review and supervision

Acting as the appointed person for the review of risk assessments, method statements and supporting information, such as a schedule of lifts, drawings and photographs.  The Appointed Person in attendance acting for the client on Complex Lifts.

ASOG/WSOG review

Marex have specialist and IMCA accredited Dynamic Position personnel who will can create/review/audit DP operation procedures and checklists against industry best practise and guidelines. Ensuring the checklists and Asset/Vessel specific guidelines are properly aligned with the FMEA and the vessels modes of operations.

Dynamic positioning FMEA and annual trials

As above, Marex has the people and the experience to provide a pragmatic, IMCA compliant and value adding DP technical service conduct DP annual trails and amending or creating Failure Mode Effect Analysis.

Attendant vessel collision risk management strategy

Marex consultants assist clients in addressing the issues raised by the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) in their letter to industry regarding the potential for structural failure to offshore installations due to collision with attending vessels.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Energy management systems

An energy management system enables an organisation to set and achieve objectives and energy targets, to take actions as needed to improve its energy performance. Marex consultants can work with clients to develop an energy management system aligned with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems, which helps organisations to use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy.

Energy efficiency management plans

As part of a wider energy management system or otherwise, Marex consultants can work with customers to develop facility energy efficiency management plans (EEMPs). EEMPs should look to address the identification and evaluation of legal and other requirements, energy review, determination of performance indicators, establishment of energy baseline, establishment of objectives and targets, selection of improvement opportunities, preparation of action plans, performance evaluation and improvement.

Energy reviews

The objective of the energy review, which feeds into the overarching energy efficiency management plan (EEMP), is to profile a facility’s energy situation and serve as a guide for the collection and analysis of the data needed to determine energy performance and identify improvement opportunities.

Data analytics

Using predictive data to prevent future outcomes/events/figures/product life spans and using data mining, machine learning and statistical techniques to predict data.   

Oil & gas

Safety case development

Marex risk consultants can work with stakeholders to gather the necessary information to describe their safety and environmental management system, facility equipment, and emergency response arrangements which, combined with a robust risk management process, will provide the necessary demonstrations that major accident hazards are managed effectively.

Safety case maintenance

Marex can support clients in the ongoing management and maintenance of safety cases, whereby safety cases are maintained up-to-date to accurately reflect changes as they occur at the facility. This support includes, where applicable, submissions made to the relevant regulatory body for acceptance.

Safety case thorough reviews

The purpose of a thorough review is to confirm that the safety case, with any necessary updates, continues to be fundamentally sound, and is likely to remain so until the next thorough review. The level of support which Marex can provide clients extends from the development of the thorough review procedure or the undertaking of specific review activities through to the management of the whole thorough review process.

Verification schemes and SECE performance standards

Marex consultants are experienced in the development of verification schemes and performance standards for safety and environmentally critical elements (SECE) in compliance with the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015. For facilities operating under other legislative regimes, Marex can develop performance standards for safety critical equipment that are integrated with the client’s overall asset management strategy.

HAZID study

A HAZID study is carried out to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable and significant hazards that may affect or arise from operations are systematically identified. Several HAZID techniques may be used dependent upon the project scope.

Compartment survey

A compartment survey may be carried out at a facility to assist in the identification of potential hazards and also to verify the existence of relevant local controls. The compartment survey also provides a means to engage the workforce in the hazard identification process. The survey aims to identify deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and recommendations can be made for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

BowTie analysis

A BowTie analysis effectively communicates complex risk scenarios in a graphical format that shows the relationships between the causes of unwanted events and their potential escalation to losses and damage. BowTie models show the controls which prevent the top event from occurring in the first place specific to each cause and those recovery controls which are in place to limit the potential outcomes. The BowTie analysis provides a means to involve the workforce directly in the risk analysis and therefore enables an operationally relevant assessment of the hazards, risks and the true state of the relate controls.

Fire and explosion analysis

The fire and explosion analysis (FEA) examines the consequences of fire and explosion events on personnel and equipment using quantitative and qualitative techniques and determines the potential for fire and explosion event escalation to other hazardous consequences. The method identifies and assesses the control measures required to manage the fire and explosion related risks. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Escape, evacuation and rescue analysis

The escape, evacuation and rescue analysis (EERA) provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the escape, evacuation and rescue systems and equipment at a facility that ensure personnel can escape from their work area to a place of safe muster, to evacuate and ultimately be rescued. The process helps in identifying deficiencies or opportunities for improvement and will make recommendations for measures aimed at reducing risk to a level that is ALARP.

Emergency systems survivability analysis

The emergency systems survivability analysis (ESSA) is a detailed examination of the systems which are critical to the health and safety of personnel during emergency situations to ensure that risks to personnel have been reduced to a level that is ALARP. It examines the ability of the systems to survive emergency situations for sufficient time to complete their designated function, through redundancy or fail-safe functions.

Quantitative risk assessment

The objective of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to quantify the cumulative risk to personnel from the major accident hazards identified through the other FSA, in particular, the HAZID study and the BowTie analysis. The results can then be reviewed against the client’s tolerability criteria. The process will identify what drives the risk so that hazards can be effectively managed.

ALARP study

At the conclusion of any formal safety assessment process, an ALARP study workshop should be conducted in order to formally review the findings and conclusions arising from the risk analyses. This study provides the mechanism to review and make final decisions on recommendations made for further risk reduction and the acceptability of the identified risks.

Process hazard analyses

Marex risk consultants can prepare and facilitate a range of process hazard analyses, including preliminary hazard analysis, what-if checklist study, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Each provides a structured technique for the identification of hazards and consideration of the safeguards in place, appropriate for the level of risk.

Incident and accident investigations

Marex can provide team leaders or expert support to assist on incident and accident investigations and the determination of root causes utilising a number of techniques, including fault tree analysis (FTA), sequential timed events plotting procedure (STEPP) and IncidentXP, a variation on the BowTie principle.

Safety critical task analysis

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA) can provide a demonstration that the major hazard analysis for a facility has considered people as both a key element in safe operation and as a potential cause of major accidents and their escalation. Hierarchical task analysis (HTA) is used for systematically documenting tasks to provide a basis for risk assessment. Subsequently, human reliability analysis (HRA) is used to analyse the steps in the task developed using HTA to identify possible human failure modes. The consequences of these errors are then explored, and if these are severe, appropriate error prevention strategies should be developed.

Control room analysis

Control room analyses are performed to assess the ergonomics of key control stations, incorporating human machine interface (HMI) assessments and alarm optimisation assessments. These assessments are conducted against industry standards, guidance and good practice.

Human factors assessments

Marex human factors consultants can perform bespoke human factors assessments for clients, utilising human factors engineering (HFE) principles to identify learnings and improvement opportunities that might exist with regard to specific areas of concern and how worker behaviour can be affected by ergonomic and organisational factors.

Hazardous facility virtual tours

Marex now offers the development of interactive virtual tours of client facilities, created using high resolution 360° digital photographs and powerful virtual tour software. Virtual tours created using panoramic views of the facility, combined with general arrangement drawings enable personnel who may be unfamiliar with a facility to conduct a ‘walk-through’ and to gain an understanding of its layout and key locations (e.g. escape routes, muster points).

HSE legal registers

Marex can provide assistance with the development and implementation of health, safety and environmental (HSE) legal register that, being more than simply a list of legislative documents, describe the main actions required for compliance, are mapped to the Client’s SEMS and incorporate a checklist that provides a means of compliance verification. This provides a greater understanding of the activities that need to be conducted and the processes that need to be followed to ensure compliance.

Regulatory compliance gap analyses

The aim of a regulatory compliance gap analysis will be to identify the areas where additional measures may be necessary to make operations compliant with applicable legislative requirements.

Provision and use of work equipment regulations (UK) assessment

The objective of the provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) assessment is to assess the compatibility of human mechanical interface at places of work. 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.

Energy management systems

An energy management system enables an organisation to set and achieve objectives and energy targets, to take actions as needed to improve its energy performance. Marex consultants can work with clients to develop an energy management system aligned with the requirements of ISO 50001:2018 - Energy management systems, which helps organisations to use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy.

Energy efficiency management plans

As part of a wider energy management system or otherwise, Marex consultants can work with customers to develop facility energy efficiency management plans (EEMPs). EEMPs should look to address the identification and evaluation of legal and other requirements, energy review, determination of performance indicators, establishment of energy baseline, establishment of objectives and targets, selection of improvement opportunities, preparation of action plans, performance evaluation and improvement.

Energy reviews

The objective of the energy review, which feeds into the overarching energy efficiency management plan (EEMP), is to profile a facility’s energy situation and serve as a guide for the collection and analysis of the data needed to determine energy performance and identify improvement opportunities.

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