Safety Management Systems
The immediate consideration when treating PS Measures is to define the concept of Safety Management System (SMS), which is the formal, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing impacts/risks and assuring the effectiveness of safety measures. It includes systematic procedures, practices, and policies for the management of safety.
In other words, it is a management system that is focused on prevention of, preparedness for, mitigation of, response to, and restoration from hazardous scenarios associated to systems that work at dangerous process conditions or handle hazardous materials.
BC offers more than 30 years of combined experience in academia, operations, and process safety consultancy. The team know-how ensures the optimal personal and technical skills necessary to effectively manage process safety.
Technical Advice for SMS Development
Definition of Policy, Goals, and Objectives of the SMS
Development of tools/contents for all SMS elements; e.g., procedures, guidelines, forms, checklist
Selection of electronic tools/software for SMS development, implementation, and maintenance
Technical Advice for SMS Implementation
Identification of resources - Element Champions Definition
Baseline Audit - Gap Assessment
Selection and implementation of Key Performance Indices (KPIs)
Implementation Plan Development; e.g., schedule of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), training, audits, mechanical integrity
Technical Advice for SMS Maintenance
Follow-up on auditing findings
PHA facilitation and action items follow-up
Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Review and applicability/update of KPIs
Leading Third-Party Audits for Regulatory / Corporate Policy Compliance