Heath Pipeline Services offer Formal Risk Assessments for Operating Plants.
Formal Risk Assessments of Operating Plant and facilities can be completed either as part of development of Safety Management Systems or for other safety related functions is a mandatory requirement for most facilities.
The requirement is outlined in the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 for Queensland (in section 675(1)(e)) and is also called for in AS/NZS 4645.1:2008 in section 2.3.1 where it calls for a formal safety assessment.
The purpose of the formal safety assessment is to identify hazards, determine the threats from these hazards, assess the risk of these threats and determine the level of control required to meet the acceptable risk level.
Where a risk is above the acceptable risk level, controls shall be established to reduce that risk to at least the acceptable level using the hierarchy of effectiveness of controls –
(b) physical controls;
(c) procedural controls;
(d) reduction; and
The hazards identified on site, from this work, are formally documented and this becomes the site Hazard Register as required in section 675(1)(e) of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and in section 2.3.2 of AS/NZS 4645.1:2008 where the requirement is to identify hazards related to the gas distribution network and these must be “formally identified”.
To meet compliance with AS4645.1:2008 this Formal Risk Assessment must be reviewed every 5 years or after any design change or “substantive” change to the operating environment. As part of this review the previous risk assessment needs to be verified for its validity and a review of any hazards or incidents that have occurred since the last review.
Our Risk Assessors are fully qualified and experienced in the gas industry. We have undertaken risk assessments of Natural Gas, LNG and LPG facilities and operations across Australia.
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