Publications

Publications

Welcome to our archive of guides, conference papers and presentations that have been published.  Feel free to pass on downloads to other people in your organisation.

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ALARP: In the UK rail sector
ALARP assessment in the UK rail sector, with a relevant case study
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Asset integrity management: A modern approach
The purpose of modern AIM is for an organisation to be able to assert, with confidence and based on evidence, that its assets are safe, secure, reliable and regulatory compliant
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BCM: Business as usual
Business continuity management programmes should be risk-based and consider all potential threats to the business
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Bowtie: An elegant solution
How to get the most out of the increasingly popular bowtie risk management method
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Bowtie: An introduction
Introducing the bow-tie method with examples of its practical uses and benefits
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Bowtie: Containment risk management for carbon dioxide storage
A worked example of the assessment of the containment risk of underground carbon dioxide storage using bowtie analysis.
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Bowtie: Lessons learned
Lessons learned from the real world application of the bow-tie method
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Bowtie: Rules - one size fits all?
A review of whether one set of rules for building bowties works for all applications.
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Bowtie: When is enough, enough? Using bowties to review well control risks
A transparent process using bowties to decide when well control risks have been reduced as low as reasonably practicable.
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Competency: Bridging the HSE risk management competence gap
An approach to HSE risk management learning which delivers competent professionals
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Competency: Bridging the HSE risk management competence gap in the drilling industry
An approach to HSE risk management learning which delivers competent professionals to the drilling sector
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Competency: Guidelines for successful competency and training management
Competency management: what does it mean, how is it done? Lifting the veil of secrecy for all to see
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Human factors: Changing demographics - preserving safety and increasing performance
A review of human factors associated with changing demographics, in particular the aging workforce in developed countries.
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Human factors: Considerations for midstream process safety
A review of human factors associated with the midstream oil and gas sector, in particular the rapidly expanding US market.
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Human factors: Getting safe behaviours embedded
How human behaviour can be influenced to improve safety, efficiency and productivity in the work place.
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Knowledge management: 50 secrets for success
Demystifying the world of knowledge management
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QRA: Accuracy and acceptability of failure rate data
Challenges in selecting appropriate failure rate data and the need to overcome uncertainty (poster paper).
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QRA: Kashagan software
Improving safety at the Kashagan oil field with a pioneering new approach to quantitative risk assessment
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QRA: Practical solutions for risk reduction
An introduction to the risk reduction process, including a practical case study of a multi-product pipeline corridor close to urban development.
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QRA: Quantifying the risk of underbalanced drilling
A case study comparing the risks associated with underbalanced and conventional drilling.
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QRA: Ras Laffan industrial city
A case study describing the development of one of the world's largest QRA models ever built
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QRA: Reducing offshore hydrocarbon releases
A case study describing an approach to help reduce the number of uncontrolled hydrocarbon leaks from offshore platforms
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QRA: Risk-based approach for high-sour exploration wells
A case study for drilling an exploration well with high hydrogen sulphide content
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QRA: Uses, abuses and misuses
An introduction to the uses of QRA and the pitfalls to avoid.
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QRA: Which software?
A survey of software for undertaking QRAs of onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities
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Risk and safety management: In the wind energy sector
A series of 12 articles addressing risk and safety management issues in the wind energy sector
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Risk assessment: Managing overhead electrical clearances in the rail sector
Reduced electrical clearances from overhead line equipment may be permitted when supported by a suitable risk assessment
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Risk assessment: Safely developing complex sites in the wind industry
How to enable and justify the safe development of wind farms near to major hazard facilities
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Risk assessment: Spacing chart for simultaneous operations in shale gas fields
A spacing chart was developed to help manage risks from SIMOPs in Shell’s unconventional onshore assets in the United States.
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Risk assessment: Vehicle incursions at railway stations
A case study of reducing the risk posed by vehicle incursions into a railway station
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Risk criteria: When is low enough good enough?
Criteria are used to help decide when risk is low enough to proceed. But when is low enough good enough?
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Risk management: Biofuel projects and plant
The main hazards in the biofuel industry and the importance of managing process risk; includes case study
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Safe system of work: Seeing the wood for the trees
A case study describing the consolidation of a wide variety of worksite safety controls into a single safe system of work
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Safety case: A framework for offshore wind
Whilst there is no legal requirement for safety cases in the offshore wind sector, this paper presents a proportionate approach that focuses on ensuring risks are managed not just analysed, lessons are shared and cultural change is instigated.
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Safety case: Some simple rules for safety case production
A tribute to the late Trevor Kletz.
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Safety case: Underbalanced drilling
A case study describing the successful implementation of HSE cases for underbalanced drilling operations
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Safety leadership: In major hazard sectors
Leadership in high-hazard industries is about doing the right things to prevent major accidents. But what does the leader need to do?
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Safety management: BOEMRE compliance and beyond
A call for the new US offshore safety and environmental requirements to focus on real, not paper, safety
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Safety management: Safety performance in the wind energy sector
An update on the RenewableUK initiative to implement effective safety key performance indicators (KPIs)
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Safety management: Meeting the challenges of a safety-driven organisation
Case studies are presented for six key challenges in safety, including integrating safety in design, capturing the knowledge of an ageing workforce, and making learning stick.
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Safety measurement: In the wind energy sector
The importance and benefits of health and safety monitoring across RenewableUK.
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SIL: Use of LOPA and Risk Graphs for SIL determination
Exploring the differences between LOPA and Risk Graphs for determining SIL levels.
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