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Historical safety/loss trends set the context for the topic. Major process hazards are reviewed with the accident process. Legislative frameworks utilised by industry are presented, highlighting differences between regions.
Hazard management systems and supporting safety analysis techniques are presented. These include: HAZID; LOPA; HAZOP; Event Trees; FMEA. ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.
Management measures to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.
Candidates analyse major accidents and use the taught material to identify barriers which failed and establish underlying causes of accidents.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Historical safety and loss trends are discussed to set the context for the topic. The major process hazards are reviewed togethe with the accident process. The legislative framework utilised by industry worldwide is presented with differences between regions being identified.
Hazard management systems and the supporting safety analysis techniques are presented. These include: Inherent Safety; Hazard Identification (HAZID); Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA); Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP); Event Trees; Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). The concept of ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.
The development of management measuares to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.
Candidates will analyse a number of major accidents and use the taught material to identify the barriers which failed and thereby establish the underlying causes of the accidents
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)
Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.