Hazard and Effects Management Process (HEMP)

The Hazard and Effect Management Process (HEMP) structure the analysis and treatment of   hazards throughout the lifetime of the installations. It involves a demonstration that the risks of all installations and processes are ALARP from their inception to demolition. The HEMP part of this training will help participants to appreciate the principle of the process and helps them by selecting the appropriate tools for risk assessment and risk reduction. Tools discussed are qualitative tools (HAZID, HAZOP, Bow-Tie) and quantitative tools (QRA).

Day 1 Introduction

  • The Hazard and Effects Management Process: definition, purpose and scope
  • Accident Causation and Prevention: The barrier model
  • What Risk is Acceptable: Risk Matrix and the ALARP Principle (As Low As Reasonably Practical)
  • Using HEMP to demonstrate ALARP throughout the project life cycle
  • Tools used in HEMP
  • Hazard Identification (HAZID) and What-If Studies

Day 2 Tools: HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, QRA

  • Tools used in HEMP (cont’d)
  • Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP)
  • Layer of Protection Analysis
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Study
  • Quantitative Risk analysis (QRA)

Day 3 BowTie and ALARP

  • Bow-Tie Studies to demonstrate ALARP
  • Central Event, Threats and Consequences
  • Identify Barriers
  • Identify Critical Tasks and Implementation
  • Is it ALARP?
  • Learning from accidents: Introduction to Incident Investigation