CCPS RBPS Element 2.2 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK ANALYSIS
A thorough Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, or risk, system is the core element in the Understanding Hazards and Risk Pillar (Foundational Block.)
Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (HIRA) is a collective term that encompasses all activities involved in identifying hazards and evaluating risk at facilities, throughout their life cycle, to make certain that risks to employees, the public, and/or the environment are consistently controlled within the organization’s risk tolerance.
These studies typically address three main risk questions to a level of detail commensurate with analysis objectives, life cycle stage, available information, and resources. The three main risk questions are:
- Hazard – What can go wrong?
- Consequences – How bad could it be?
- Likelihood – How often might it happen?
EI PSM Element 6 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT
A fundamental requirement of any HS&E and process safety management system is the identification and assessment of risk.
Management must ensure that a comprehensive risk assessment process systematically identifies, assesses and appropriately manages the risks arising from the organisation’s operations.
The UK Health & Safety Executive have documented “Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment” in their research report RR151.
The following topics relate to this element: