There is a legal expectation that the operational risk exposure associated with operations today as well as for future proposed operations should be managed in accordance with “as low as reasonably practicable” (ALARP).
Here at Think we apply a set of risk principles at the core of our risk assessments that are aligned to our clients SMSs, the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act, 1974, case law, as well as principles applied in other high-consequence industries, not only limited to transport.
The risk assessment processes we apply consider all aspects from initial hazard identification right through to assessing (and potentially quantifying) the risk and working to reduce it. We apply a full range of risk assessment methods and in addition can produce bespoke analysis techniques to suit specific operations. This means our risk assessments are always tailored and specific considering the nature of the change and operational complexity.
Our risk assessments are tailored to the maturity of the concepts or changes being considered. This enables us to provide a flexible assessment which produces a view of safety which meets the current needs of our client’s projects, focusing on the key risks initially and moving to a comprehensive assessment as the concepts mature.
We are also able to produce ‘quick look’ assessments. Whilst these may not be comprehensive, it is a way to gain a high level view of the main areas of risk, possible options to reduce the risk and to form a plan for more detailed safety assessments as required.
Take a look below at our presentation on risk assessing an operational change for more information: