Many businesses struggle with reviewing their overall performance in terms of controlling hazards and risks associated with storing and processing hazardous substances. Common issues may range from basic deficiencies such as incorrect PPE, to the storing of two incompatible chemicals together, to the lack of appreciation of the more advanced PSM aspects such as establishing a reliability Safety Integrity Level (SIL) value for a legacy trip system.
Process Safety Management Audits focus on an overall picture of a site, reviewing the Process Safety strategy, various management systems, working culture etc. rather than focusing on individual elements. Some of the most common areas where businesses struggle, along with the advice and support the PSM audit will provide are mentioned below.
- Process Safety Management
- Risk Management
- Dangerous Substances
- Combustible & Flammable Materials
- Heat Transfer Systems
- Electrical Management
- Hazardous Material Handling
Although companies are often fully aware of how their facilities operate and may well have a good grasp on how they manage their process safety, by introducing an independent third party to carry out regular PSM audits, they benefit from an objective and unbiased view which often highlights or re-enforces both good practices and opportunities for improvement where shortfalls are identified in a formal report.
F.E.S. (EX) Limited have undertaken PSM audits for blue-chip organisations across the UK and mainland Europe and offer highly competitive rates with comprehensive reports, identifying potential hazards and offering recommendations with subsequent support. Contact us to let F.E.S. assist you in your goal of operating a safe and productive site, whilst protecting workers’ health and safety.