CCPS RBPS Element 4.3 AUDITING
Critical evaluation of the RBPS management system is one of four elements in the Learning from Experience Pillar (Foundational Block).
The audits element is intended to evaluate whether management systems are performing as intended. It complements other RBPS control and monitoring activities in elements such as management review, metrics, and inspection work activities that are part of the asset integrity and conduct of operations elements.
The audits element comprises a system for scheduling, staffing, effectively performing, and documenting periodic evaluations of all RBPS elements, as well as providing systems for managing the resolution of findings and corrective actions generated by the audits.
CCPS RBPS Element 4.4 MANAGEMENT REVIEW AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Routinely reviewing the organization’s process safety systems to spur continuous improvement is one of four elements in the Learning from Experience Pillar (Foundational Block).
Management review is the routine evaluation of whether management systems are performing as intended and producing the desired results as efficiently as possible. It is the ongoing “due diligence” review by management that fills the gap between day-to-day work activities and periodic formal audits.
Management review is similar to a doctor giving a routine physical examination – even when no overt signs of illness are present, life-threatening conditions may be developing that are best addressed proactively.
Management reviews have many of the characteristics of a 1st party audit as described previously. They require a similar system for scheduling, staffing, and effectively evaluating all RBPS elements, and a system should be in place for implementing any resulting plans for improvement or corrective action and verifying their effectiveness.
EI PSM Element 20 AUDIT, ASSURANCE, MANAGEMENT REVIEW AND INTERVENTION
Regular review and audit of compliance with the EI PSM framework is vital to ensure that HS&E and process safety performance continues to meet the defined targets.
Management must ensure that there is both routine review and independent audit of compliance with EI PSM framework expectations.
The following topics relate to this element: