Major Incidents: Corrective Actions for “Never Again”!

17 May, 2018 | Blog

LYNE RICARD, P.Eng.

Business Line Director - Biofuel, Oil and Gas

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Industrial accidents will impact at least one of the following: worker safety, the environment, assets, future investments, reputation…and are always very disruptive!

What can be done to prevent it from ever happening again? After any type of incident, people are always greatly concerned and want to fix every distressing aspect. So where do you start?

Here are some areas to look at:

  • Training, operating procedures, maintenance and best practices

  • Safety audit

  • Automation, controls and alarms

  • Emergency response program

Permanent fix

To prevent future incidents, we’ve developed a unique approach, providing you with the corrective actions needed to resolve the issue permanently.

Incident investigation

When dealing with incidents, BBA performs an investigation that clearly demonstrates the damaging path and answers the question, “How did we get here?” The analysis lists all causes, including the root cause.

Risk ranking

The most difficult task is then to evaluate the factors that led to the incident and to select which risk-reducing actions to implement. For example, is it better to train employees or to invest in safety automation? The answer is unique to your plant; there is no “one-size-fits-all” textbook solution!

The right recipe

The level of effort required to reduce the risk of another serious event is determined by weighing gains from individual solutions and gains from combined actions. Which option will provide the most for the effort?

We’ve been successfully delivering Process Safety Management projects to key clients in areas such as oil storage terminals, natural gas facilities, water treatment plants, pumping stations and hydro-electric power plants.

Tell us about the incidents you’ve encountered, because we can help! Contact BBA.

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