March, 2016

201625MarAll DayProcess Safety – scope and application to smaller businessesPSF Learning Brief 013 Origin: PSF Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementLanguage:EN TagsSmall Businesses

Summary

The purpose of this Learning Brief is to promote process safety management to a broad range of businesses, including smaller businesses. Process Safety has become a well-established approach to managing hazards and risks in a wide range of process manufacturing sectors and businesses, many of which are covered by the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations – COMAH.

However it is also highly relevant to smaller and less complex facilities – including those outside process manufacturing. Applying a process safety approach can help manage the risks of the ‘worst case’ incidents that can harm people, the environment and business.

Many industry sectors where process safety has not traditionally been the main focus are now adopting this as part of a structured approach to safety management. One example of this is the water industry which in March 2015 hosted a national seminar ‘Raising Awareness of Process Safety’ to help implementation of process safety within water supply companies.

Origin

PSFProcess Safety Forum

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