Risk, Safety & Environmental
1. QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT (QRA)
Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) is a technique to evaluate risk arising from a “hazardous” activity. The technique is being applied to installations onshore under the CIMAH regulations and offshore facilities. QRA addresses potential hazards arising from activities on or associated with the installation, or associated with the installation, or from external events with the potential to affect the installation, personnel or the surrounding environment. Main objectives of conducting a QRA are to demonstrate that the potential major hazards of the installation have been identified and examined as to the potential threat they pose to installation, its personnel and the environment.
2. MAJOR HAZARD INSTALLATION (MHI) & NON-MHI
“Major hazard installation” means an industrial activity which produces, processes, handles, uses, disposes of or stores, whether permanently or temporarily, one or more hazardous substances or a category or categories of hazardous substances in a quantity or quantities which is or are equal to or exceed the threshold quantity, or an industrial activity which is so determined by the Director General of Department of Occupational, Safety and Health (DOSH). Non-MHI is vice versa.
For CIMAH / COMAH / Safety Case, the regulatory compliance includes:
· Notification of industrial activity to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health
· Preparation of CIMAH / COMAH / Safety Case
· Preparation of Onsite Emergency Response Plan
· Preparation of Offsite Contingency Plan
· Development of Health, Safety and Environmental Management System
For Demonstration of Safe Operation (DOSO) for Non-MHI, the manufacturer must provide evidence including producing documents to demonstrate that:
· Possible major accidents have been identified
· Adequate steps and actions have been taken to prevent any major accident or minimise its consequences to the surrounding environment and population
· Site personnel are provided with information, training and proper equipment to ensure their safety
· An onsite emergency plan has been prepared and kept up to date
3. CHEMICAL HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (CHRA)
In order to prevent the occurrence of occupational diseases, poisoning or adverse health effects, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has gazetted the Use and Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health (USECHH) Regulations 2000.
Our services include:
· Preparation of Chemical Register
· Testing, examination and inspection of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
· Translation of MSDS / CSDS
· USECHH Awareness Training
· Development of Chemical Safety Data Sheets
· Classification of Hazardous Chemicals
· Development of Chemical Management System
4. PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS (PHA)
Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a term referencing a variety of techniques in identifying hazards and hazard scenarios. The PHA is a proactive attempt by chemical process operations to understand what can go wrong, how likely it is to go wrong and what steps are necessary to prevent or mitigate undesired consequences.
We can provide a full range of PHA services, using a variety of techniques:
· Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
· Hazard Identification (HAZID)
· Fire Protection Analysis (FIREPRAN)
· As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
· Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
· Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
· Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
5. EVACUATION, ESCAPE AND RESCUE
An integrated Evacuation, Escape and Rescue (EER) analysis can be performed to satisfy the concerns of offshore operators and the regulatory requirements for the offshore safety legislation. These studies are intended to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place should personnel be required to leave the installation in the event of an emergency.
The primary objectives of an EER analysis include:
· Define potential hazards for an installation and its Temporary Refuge (TR) facility
· Evaluate the adequacy of specified escape routes to and from the TR and muster points under identified emergency situations
· Assess the integrity of the TR
· Assess the adequacy and survivability of the EER provision (TEMPS / life raft, etc) including planning and communications structure under identified emergency conditions
6. EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT RESPONSE PLANS
An emergency is defined as a serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action. It is of fundamental importance that emergency management takes into account provision of sufficient emergency systems, information, clarification of roles and responsibilities as well as the need for clear leadership and guidance. When an emergency occurs, your business will be interrupted. Therefore, it is essential to have appropriate plans and trained personnel to overcome the situation in an effective and proper manner.
7. SAFETY AND RISK AUDITS
We provide our diverse clients with services that include:
· Gap Analysis – This pre-audit program identifies gaps in management systems and highlights areas that need improvement.
· Desktop / Site Verification – Through this program, we review your organisation’s documents and observe workplace activities, which helps to evaluate your current management system and observe workplace activities.
· Certification Preparation – The purpose of this audit is to help a workplace achieve certification as per international standards.
· Second Party Audits – This program is tailored to meet organizational requirements.
· Legislative Compliance – This program is based on legislative compliance to assist with identifying, assessing and controlling workplace risks in accordance with national & international regulatory.
8. PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT (PSA)
Companies that handle specific highly hazardous chemicals in excess of threshold quantities must comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, 29 CFR 1910.119 and EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) rule, 40 CFR Part 68 and implement a series of management systems to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of systems utilizing highly hazardous chemicals. EDMS offers a complete range of process safety technology and process safety management services.
9. HAZARDS AND EFFECTS MANAGEMENT PROCESS (HEMP)
The Hazards and Effects Management Process (HEMP) involved in the chemical process industry is a methodology to ensure consistency in risk mitigation. In a nutshell, HEMP defines the manner in which the risk of injury to personnel, or damage to assets, environment, or reputation, is managed to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). It is simply a systematic method of identifying hazards, assessing risk, putting controls in place to safeguard against the risks and defining recovery measures should an accident happen.
10. SAFETY CRITICAL ELEMENTS / BARRIER ANALYSIS
Part of the Safety Case process involves the validation of Safety Critical Elements. We can support you with the following using Bow Tie software tool and comprehensive methodologies:
· Defining the Safety Critical Elements and associated Performance Standards
· Producing the Scope of Validation for agreement by the Regulatory Authority (a pre-requisite for submitting a Safety Case)
· Producing a “Written Scheme of Validation / Verification” detailing precise validation steps to be performed
· Defining the function testing and maintenance requirements for Safety Critical Elements required to meet the pre-defined Performance Standards for incorporation into the Preventive Maintenance System (PMS)
11. SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (SMS)
Sound Safety Management System (SMS) involves effective implementation of a comprehensive system of management controls which deal with hazards encountered during day-to-day operations. Effective safety management minimises accidents to personnel, property and the environment, and it is a key component in any CIMAH Safety Report. EDMS’s aim is to facilitate the spread of “best practice” to clients in all aspects of safety management.
Our comprehensive SMS services can be applied to audit, design, assessment & certification stages:
· Assessment & Strategy
· System Development
12. ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AIMS)
Ensuring the technical integrity, safety, and reliability of your facilities and equipment is a priority. However, with increased operating costs and limited resources, implementing a fully compliant asset integrity program can be challenging. Our asset integrity management service can help you to maintain your asset, and ensure fitness for service, reliability, safety and compliance with all relevant regulations.
Our asset integrity management programs include:
· Development management
· Gap analysis
13. BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Business Continuity is defined as maintaining the uninterrupted availability of all key business resources to support essential business activities. Risk Management is also about putting in place treatments that seek to prevent business interruption events (outages) from occurring in the first place. The objective is to ensure the uninterrupted availability of all key business resources required to support essential (or critical) business activities.
14. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (EMP)
Environmental Management Plan (EMP) translates the EIA approval conditions into action. The EMP document states in explicit terms what actions will be taken, what measures will be instituted, what structures will be built, what will be installed, when the actions will be executed, etc. for the project activities to be compliant with the EIA approval conditions. The EMP is a concrete plan of action which is explicit, illustrative, action-oriented, time-bound and definitive. The EMP is by nature, a living document which needs to be revised and updated when there exist certain circumstances which demand changes to be made.
15. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (ERP)
The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) document is specifically developed to establish an effective management plan for emergencies that may arise. The ERP is designed to provide the related members with the information needed to respond to incidents in a safe, effective and efficient manner. This ERP was also developed to coordinate the personnel’s response in case of an emergency for this project.
16. SITE SUITABILITY EVALUATION (PAT)
Penilaian Awal Tapak (PAT) or Preliminary Site Assessment is important in assessing the appropriateness of a proposed project at a selected area. The objective of PAT is to ensure that the proposed site is suitable for the proposed activity, and will be compatible with surrounding landuse and development plan / policies. PAT is applicable for all industrial & warehouse projects, including Prescribed Activities (where EIA is mandatory).
17. WRITTEN NOTIFICATION
Under the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and subsidiary legislation, premises are required to notify DOE or obtain approvals after approval of the EIA and prior to commencing operation. These Pemberitahuan Bertulis (air pollution control equipment) and Kebenaran Bertulis (sewage and industrial effluent) must contain the actual design information, including manufacturers guarantees in respect of emissions / discharges and be duly signed off by a Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) Professional Engineer (PE) for air and effluent pollution control equipment.
18.ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS) SUPPORT
Our good understanding of the local environment, regulations, policies and practices combined with a definite client focus enable the straightforward understanding of often unclear and unfamiliar regulatory structures
Taking an integrated approach, we provide strategic information and guidance on existing and updated EHS laws, regulations and standards for compliance, thus ensuring that our clients are kept ahead of the changes about regulatory and policy issues. Our services are focused on helping to achieve best practice in the management of environmental, health & safety compliance.
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