Pillar 7 (Risk Based Process Safety) – Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (HIRA)
Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (HIRA) is a collective term that encompasses all activities involved in identifying hazards and evaluating risk at facilities, throughout their life cycle, to make certain that risks to employees, the public, and/or the environment are consistently controlled within the organisation’s risk tolerance.
These studies typically address three main risk questions to a level of detail commensurate with analysis objectives, life cycle stage, available information, and resources.
The three main risk questions are:
- Hazard – What can go wrong and will it cause harm?
- Consequences – How bad could it be?
- Likelihood – How often might it happen?
Once hazards have been identified and associated risks have been analysed, the acceptability of the risk must be judged.
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The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) describes Process Safety Management (PSM) as:
“The application of management principles and systems to the identification, understanding and control of process hazards in order to prevent process related injuries and accidents”.
Extracted from my 3 Day Process Safety Management (PSM) Training Course (which includes workshops, role playing and examples). .