Project HSE Review

Process Safety Management (PSM) Compliance Audit
The objective of process safety management (PSM) is to prevent releases of hazardous chemicals into areas that could expose people to serious hazards. An effective process safety management program requires a systematic approach to evaluating the whole chemical process. Using this approach, the process design, process technology, process changes, operational and maintenance activities and procedures, non-routine activities and procedures, emergency preparedness plans and procedures, training programs, and other elements that affect the process are all considered in the evaluation. iFluids has extensive experience in PSM and has assisted companies across the globe in implementing effective PSM

Project, Health, Safety and Environment (PHSER) Workshop
Project, Health, Safety and Environment (PHSER) Workshop is carried out to provide assurance to end user / owner operators that HSE hazards have been identified and assessed at every stage of the project. Also to ensure that appropriate controls have been implemented to reduce the risk to a level which is ALARP. In a practical approach, PHSER will help the project team to assess if ready for the next project stage from a HSE point of view, and help to close any gaps.

The objective of a PHSER team is to conduct, within an agreed timetable and budget allocation, a qualitative audit at a level of enquiry which generally avoids getting involved in detail. iFluids Engineering will facility the team to review the information as presented and avoid the temptation to indulge in ‘opinion engineering’. The responsibility for design, construction and commissioning of facilities rests at all times with the pre-Project and Project organizations, including the contractors involved, acting on behalf of the Client. The responsibility for subsequent operation rests with the Client’s Operator. Any aspects which the PHSER team consider unsatisfactory must be referred back to the Project or the Client for action.

The PHSER procedure is in six stages and follows the traditionally recognized stages of a project:-

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PHSER Stage Project Stage Project Phase
1 Conceptual design/statement of Pre-Project requirements
2 Front-end engineering design Pre-project
3 Detailed engineering design Project
4 Construction/Pre Commissioning Project
5 Commissioning Project/Operator
6 Post-commissioning Post Project/Operator

Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS):

Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) is defined as the HSE Assessment for works inside an existing operating facility or works for new facilities within the vicinity of an existing operating facility whereby two or more operations are being performed concurrently. The term “Works”, within context of this definition denotes “operational”, “maintenance”, “troubled shooting”, “logistical” and “construction” activities. In a more elaborate format of definition, the objective of SIMOPS is to identify all potential hazards of any one operation and their consequential impacts on the other operation or operations when two or more operations are to be carried out at the same time. SIMOPS is mainly concerned with “manned operations”. ‘Automated’ systems do not need SIMOPS assessments for the following main reasons that Automated Systems are usually engineered and designed with provision of the adequate Safety Controls that have been concluded and recommended by all the HSE requirements defined for a project; e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, SIL, HIPS, etc. Hence, impacts from the automated systems on personnel and/or assets (property) should fall within the As-Low-As-Practicable (ALARP) Region and are therefore accepted.

Pre Startup Safety Review (PSSR)

The PSSR is a safety review conducted prior to startup (commissioning) of a new or modified processing/manufacturing plant or facility to ensure that installations meet the original design or operating intent, to catch and re-assess any potential hazard due to changes during the detailed engineering and construction phase of a project. Technical HSE Site review as part of PSSR is carried out when construction is nearing mechanical completion (about 90-95% completion) and the site is reasonably accessible. During the PSSR Review, iFluids Engineering will covers not only equipment, but also procedures and training. Pre Startup Safety Review procedure/guideline is normally prepared as part of Pre-commissioning/ commissioning documentation.

The main purpose of PSSR Review is as below,

  • To ensure that installation meets the original design and operating intent of process plant/facility
  • To ensure safety, operating, maintenance and emergency procedures are in place and adequate
  • To ensure appropriate safety reviews during engineering phase (HAZOP study, model review etc.) have been carried out and all action items have been completed
  • To ensure any site modifications during construction phase have been properly controlled and noted
  • To ensure training of each employee involved in the operating process is completed
  • In addition, the pre startup safety review plays an important role in large projects as it may give plant operators the authority to refuse or accept responsibility for a plant or equipment that they judge to be unsafe through the PSSR.

Plant Shutdown Services

iFluids Engineering offers a variety of Plant Shutdown Services including,

  • Developing the Shutdown Management Plan.
  • Designing, developing and delivering Shutdown Inductions and Induction Assessments.
  • Developing the Shutdown Emergency Response Management Plan.
  • Plant Shutdown Services
  • Auditing the onsite Emergency Response resources and supply of additional supplies.
  • Providing Safety Management & Emergency Response staff required for the shutdown. Functions include:
    • Authorized Gas Testing;
    • Permit to Work Coordination;
    • Safety Auditing;
    • Pre-Start Coordination;
    • Vertical Rescue;
    • Confined Space Rescue;
    • Rescue Plan; etc.