Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study for continuous or batch processes, or procedural operations is an excellent tool to identify potential hazards and operability issues and recommending preventive actions.

SEM expertise facilitates HAZOP studies in the role of HAZOP Team leader and ensures that the HAZOP study identifies the following:

  • The hazards of the process
  • The identification of any previous incident which had a likely potential for catastrophic consequences in the workplace
  • Engineering and administrative controls
  • Consequences of failure of engineering and administrative controls
  • Facility siting
  • Human factors and
  • A qualitative evaluation of a range of the possible safety and health effects of failure of controls on employees in the workplace.

A good HAZOP study is also used as an input for proceeding with Layers of Protection Analysis. It must be remembered that a good HAZOP study is only as good as the skills of the facilitator and team members. Prism Consultants technical expertise and human factor approach to HAZOP studies helps to maximize the output of the HAZOP team.

SEM team have conducted numerous HAZOP studies for our clients. Their practical approach helps clients to correctly identify the hazards and implement cost effective solutions. The focus on the Human Factor approach to HAZOP studies assist the client to identify potential hazards that may not be spotted in a regular HAZOP study.