The effective Management of technical safety and risk is one of the first priorities in any energy project. Production facilities and renewable sites are usually complex and located in unique environments that are almost always hostile with potential for health and safety issues, negative environmental impact or loss-making downtime. The ability to predict and then prevent or mitigate undesirable events is probably the single most important factor in achieving business success in the energy industries.
“One should always remember danger when you are secure and remember chaos in time of order. Watch out for danger and chaos while they are still formless and prevent them before they happen. This is best of all. So, the rule of military operations is not to count on opponents not coming, but to rely on having ways of dealing with them; not count on opponents not attacking, but to rely on having what cannot be attacked”
Risk is the probability of an undesirable event occurring and the significance of the consequence of what occurred. People tend to perform intuitive (not rigorous) risk management in their lives, using their own beliefs (politics, religion, etc) or experience- a future event will occur this way, because a similar event happened that way in the past. Once established, risk perceptions are hard to change. Perception of risk needs to be fact-based utilizing logic, not emotion. Perform a systematic analysis of the risks. All projects and tasks have risks and most risks are small and manageable, but the analysis needs to be completed.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- develop key concepts and techniques to analyze risk assessment and decision-making;
- solve technical safety problem;
- enhance the Process Safety and Control
- conduct Risk Assessment and Management and
- identify operational/technical risks and initiate control measures.