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Hazard Installations Directorate Offshore Division Fire, Explosion and Risk Assessment Topic Guidance Issue 1
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Revision sheet Issue Description Date 1 First issue February 2003
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Overview of Topic Guidance Judgement on compliance of Safety Case with SCR Assessment of Safety Case against APOSC Interface with other topic specialist teams Offshore Division Fire and Explosion Strategy Topic Guidance on Fire, Explosion and Risk Assessment establishes minimum standard for Safety Case identifies key questions to determine if minimum standard is met provides detailed guidance for assessors defines relevant good practice covers: - hazard identification - quantified risk assessment - risk evaluation and reduction - risk management - emergency arrangements Offshore Division ALARP Guidance Relevant good practice (HSC ACoPs, HSE guidance, standards etc)
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Contents 1 INTRODUCTION . ................................................................................................................................... 1-1 2 OVERVIEW OF TOPIC GUIDANCE. .............................................................................................. 2-1 2.1 GENERAL. ............................................................................................................................................. 2-1 2.2 SCOPE AND FORMAT OF GUIDANCE. ................................................................................................ 2-1 2.3 HOW TO USE THIS GUIDANCE. .......................................................................................................... 2-2 3 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION. ............................................................................................................. 3-1 3.1 BACKGROUND . .................................................................................................................................... 3-1 3.2 MINIMUM STANDARD. ....................................................................................................................... 3-1 3.3 KEY QUESTIONS. ................................................................................................................................. 3-1 3.4 DETAILED GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSORS. ........................................................................................... 3-2 3.5 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . ............................................................................................................ 3-3 3.6 OTHER STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE. .............................................................................................. 3-4 4 QUANTIFIED RISK ASSESSMENT . ................................................................................................ 4-1 4.1 BACKGROUND . .................................................................................................................................... 4-1 4.2 MINIMUM STANDARD. ....................................................................................................................... 4-1 4.3 KEY QUESTIONS. ................................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.4 DETAILED GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSORS. ........................................................................................... 4-2 4.5 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . ............................................................................................................ 4-7 4.6 OTHER STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE. .............................................................................................. 4-7 5 RISK EVALUATION AND REDUCTION . ...................................................................................... 5-1 5.1 BACKGROUND . .................................................................................................................................... 5-1 5.2 MINIMUM STANDARD. ....................................................................................................................... 5-1 5.3 KEY QUESTIONS. ................................................................................................................................. 5-2 5.4 DETAILED GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSORS. ........................................................................................... 5-3 5.5 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . ............................................................................................................ 5-6 5.6 OTHER STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE. .............................................................................................. 5-7 6 RISK MANAGEMENT . ......................................................................................................................... 6-1 6.1 BACKGROUND . .................................................................................................................................... 6-1 6.2 MINIMUM STANDARD. ....................................................................................................................... 6-1 6.3 KEY QUESTIONS. ................................................................................................................................. 6-2 6.4 DETAILED GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSORS. ........................................................................................... 6-5 6.5 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . .......................................................................................................... 6-10 6.6 OTHER STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE. ............................................................................................ 6-11 7 EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS . .................................................................................................. 7-1 7.1 BACKGROUND . .................................................................................................................................... 7-1 7.2 MINIMUM STANDARD. ....................................................................................................................... 7-1 7.3 KEY QUESTIONS. ................................................................................................................................. 7-2 7.4 DETAILED GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSORS. ........................................................................................... 7-3 7.5 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . ............................................................................................................ 7-4 7.6 OTHER STANDARDS AND GUIDANCE. .............................................................................................. 7-4 8 SUPPORTING REFERENCES . ........................................................................................................... 8-1 8.1 RELEVANT GOOD PRACTICE . ............................................................................................................ 8-1 8.2 HSE ALARP GUIDANCE. .................................................................................................................. 8-1 8.3 OFFSHORE DIVISION FIRE AND EXPLOSION STRATEGY. ............................................................... 8-2 8.4 OTHER REFERENCES. .......................................................................................................................... 8-2 9 ABBREVIATIONS. .................................................................................................................................. 9-1 Appendix A Interfaces with Other Topic Specialist Teams
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1-1 1 Introduction This document provides guidance for assessors of Safety Cases on the topic of fire, explosion and risk assessment. It serves as a supporting reference to the Safety Case Handling and Assessment Manual (SCHAM). The overall objective of this guidance is to promote greater consistency and effectiveness in the assessment of Safety Cases, and provide greater transparency for duty holders. It provides the rational basis upon which to reach decisions as regards the acceptability of Safety Cases. Specifically, this document: expands on existing guidance, ie Assessment Principles for Offshore Safety Cases (APOSC) (HSE, 1998a); incorporates the requirements of the Guidance on ALARP for Offshore Inspectors - Making an ALARP Demonstration (SPC 38); and defines relevant good practice 1
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