Safety Management Systems

 

The aim of a safety management system (or process safety management system) is to provide a management framework that can be used to drive the performance of all aspects of (process) safety. The structure of a SMS typically contains the following components:

 

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The typical elements in a traditional SMS or a process safety management system (PSMS) may include

 

SMS

PSMS (eg CCPS model)

Leadership , Organisation  and Accountability

Process Safety Culture

Planning, Objectives and Targets

Compliance with Standards

Hazard and Risk Management

Process Safety Competency

Incident Management

Workforce Involvement

Communication, Consultation and Documentation

Stakeholder Outreach

Training, Competency and Workforce Fitness

Process Knowledge Management

Emergency Management

Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

Contractor Management

Operating Procedures

Asset Integrity Management

Safe Work Practices

Performance Monitoring

Asset Integrity and Reliability

Environment

Contractor Management

Change Management

Training and Performance Assurance

 

Management of Change

 

Operational Readiness

 

Conduct of Operations

 

Emergency Management

 

Incident Investigation

 

Measurement and Metrics

 

Auditing

 

Management Review and Continuous Improvement

 

Each element requires the following content:

  • Responsibility

  • Objective

  • Systems in place to achieve objective

  • Monitoring in place to ensure systems are working

  • Processes to close the loop

 

Safety Solutions has extensive experience in safety management systems and can offer the following services:

  • SMS Framework development

  • SMS Gap Analysis (against a defined standard)

  • Procedure development – Safety Solutions has developed systems across many process safety elements including:

    • Hazard ID

    • Risk Assessment

    • Management of change

    • Incident Investigation

    • Permit to work

    • Emergency response

    • Alarm management

    • Instrumented protective functions/ functional safety

    • Plant design

    • Operational readiness

    • Training and Performance Assurance

    • Process Safety Competency

    • Measurement and Metrics