To create a safe and secure work environment at all times, it is necessary to execute a thorough risk analysis. This will lead to a detailed overview of the present risks and helps establishing the necessary measures to prioritise, control and/or mitigate the risks. TBE believes in a structured and open approach towards risk assessments. No question or topics should be avoided and each project should be approached without bias.
Qualitative Risk Analysis
TBE has several experts present that are experienced in the following qualitative risk analysis techniques:
SWIFT stands for “Structured What-if Technique” and is a risk identification technique. It uses a structured approach (using guide words such as quantity, timing, …) to generate ‘what if?’ questions to asses the safety of a method or process.
FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) is the process of reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify potential failure modes in a system and their causes and effects. For each component, the failure modes and their resulting effects on the rest of the system are recorded.
A Last Minute Risk Analysis (LMRA) is a short assessment that is performed immediately before the start of work to identify and exclude all potential safety, health and environmental hazards at the workplace.
- Bow-Tie analysis
Bow-Tie is based on scenario thinking. It provides a clear overview of the management of the risks of complex systems with a direct link to specific organizational factors such as risk perception, behaviour, culture and available resources and competences. The graphical representation shows at a glance where there are bottlenecks in risk management. It is an excellent method for both (higher) management and the people on the shop floor: “one picture says more than a thousand words”.
We perform a quick human factor scan
The human component is an important initiator of serious incidents. TBE has developed its own tool to assess risks associated with human actions in a (complex) technological process. This is a qualitative method, based on good practices and unique to TBE.
The scope of TBE’s Human Factors Risk Assessment (HFRA) method is on the impact of the failure of a human action in a process. The method leads to a quick and dirty but structured risk assessment to identify the human actions that contribute the most to the potential risk.
With this tool we provide the owner of an installation or process with a list of major safety improvements with regard to human factors.
Support for your prevention tasks
Several members of TBE are certified as prevention advisor level I and perform related tasks at our clients. Are you in need of a (temporary) level I prevention advisor, don’t hesitate to contact us to fulfil you regulatory requirements, and much more!