Safety webinars


Safeguard: Safety Barrier Management
Complimentary Webinar
10 April 2014, 3:00 pm CEST

Since the Texas City disaster in 2005, major-accident industries are increasingly aware that existing indicators for monitoring HSE performance often have limited value when monitoring major-accident risks. While many have tried to identify better indicators for major accidents, few have attempted to create a more generic methodology for identifying indicators.

The integrated Safeguard methodology for identification and follow up of major-accident risk indicators, which is built upon the foundation of BORA and Risk OMT models, considers human and organizational factors into quantitative risk analysis. A key element in the methodology is to identify indicators not only related to operations and technical systems directly, but also to planning processes and other preconditions.

In this webinar, we will discuss this safety barrier management approach and explain how it establishes a risk-based model of factors that influence the probability of a major-accident scenario.

Ole Magnus Nyheim is Senior Safety Advisor and Discipline Leader of Risk Monitoring at Safetec. Nyheim has an MSc in sociology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and is a specialist in safety in the intersection between man, organization and technology, with emphasis on underlying causes of accidents. He is currently very involved in Safetec’s integrated barrier management projects, including the development of a method for identifying and follow up major accident risk indicators.

Duration: 45 minutes – Link to video

EU Directive on Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations (2013/30/EU)
Complimentary Webinar
22 April 2014, 3:00 pm CEST

The new EU Directive (2013/30/EU) on safety of offshore oil and gas operations is now in force and will have to be introduced in to law by legislative bodies of the Member States by 19th July 2015. It sets out the minimum requirements for preventing major accidents in offshore oil and gas operations and for limiting the consequences of any such accident. The Directive will apply to future offshore oil and gas installations and operations and – following a slightly longer transitional period – will also apply to existing installations within EU waters.

The key objectives are:
• To prevent as far as possible the occurrence of major accidents and potential oil spills resulting from oil and gas operations
• To establish minimum conditions for the safe exploration and production of oil and gas, thereby increasing protection of marine environments against pollution
• To improve the response in the event of an incident
• Where prevention is not achieved, for clean up and mitigation to be carried out to limit the consequences

This complimentary webinar will provide a brief overview of the directive and its implications, including:
• Background and objectives of the directive
• General overview and main elements
• Key differences with U.K. Safety Case
• Key sources of information

Jayadevan Vellani is Safety Adviser at Safetec and has more than eight years of international experience in safety and risk management activities in the energy industry. He has delivered of a wide range of consequence and risk based analyses ranging from qualitative studies such as HIRA to detailed facility specific quantitative risk assessments (QRA) for offshore oil and gas installations as well as onshore industries. He has experience in managing and preparing U.K. Offshore Safety Case and various supporting analyses (e.g. fire and explosion consequence modelling and analysis) and has also worked as a technical safety engineer for Maersk Oil U.K. supporting their offshore operations and projects.

Duration: 45 minutes – Link to video


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