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Our services for risk and safety management

Controlling risk requires understanding engineered and technological systems, management systems and organisational, cultural and behavioural factors. TÜV Rheinland Risktec provides consulting, learning and resourcing services across all of these enablers.

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ALARP assessment

Risktec is a specialist in ALARP assessment.

Our approach recognises that the more complex and higher risk the project is, the more complex the decisions and the more sophisticated the tools required.

Our services include:

  • Assessment of compliance with codes and standards
  • Review of good practice and engineering judgement
  • Risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis
  • Independent peer review and benchmarking
  • Support with stakeholder consultation

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Take a look at ALARP assessment on our Risktec YouTube Channel.

Asset Integrity Management

Risktec’s approach to asset integrity management (AIM) helps to bring together under one roof the activities and disciplines that so often suffer from a 'silo mentality' within an organisation

Our services include:

  • Developing AIM systems in compliance with ISO 55000 series
  • Developing process safety management systems
  • Competency management
  • Monitoring, auditing and management review
  • Integrity assessment including fitness for service, corrosion control, failure analysis and lifetime extension
  • Risk and reliability management including risk-based inspection (RBI), reliability-centred maintenance (RCM), reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) modelling and safety integrity level (SIL) assessment
  • Process hazard analysis (PHA) including HAZOP study, LOPA and physical effects modelling
  • Safety case analysis including safety-critical element (SCE) management, quantitative risk assessment (QRA) and ALARP assessment
  • Data analysis of maintenance, inspection and testing results and performance improvement

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Availability, reliability and maintainability

Risktec identifies shortfalls against targets and proposes practical solutions to improve ARM

We provide a comprehensive ARM (RAM) service, including:

  • Reliability data collection and analysis
  • FMEA and FMECA
  • Criticality analysis
  • Fault tree, event tree and Monte Carlo analyses
  • Reliability-centred maintenance (RCM)
  • Risk-based inspection (RBI)
  • Performance standards
  • Human reliability assessment

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Bowtie risk management

Risktec consultants are world leaders in the use of the bowtie method to ensure risks are managed and not just analysed.

Using the Bowtie method for hazard and risk management will help you link between the controls as they are today and the systems for ensuring they will continue to be effective tomorrow.

Our bowtie services include:

  • Developing bowties for HSSE or business risks
  • Facilitating bowtie workshops
  • Training in the bowtie method and software tools
  • Layer of protection analysis (LOPA)
  • Identifying safety-critical elements and competency requirements
  • Developing bowtie information for hazard and risk awareness
  • Incident investigation
  • Management control reviews
  • Developing audit protocols

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Take a look at the Bow-tie method on our Risktec YouTube Channel

Business continuity management

Risktec provides a broad range of BCM services to ensure critical business activities and systems can continue.

Our approach to BCM focuses on the threats which present the greatest risk to the business, not just the worst-case impact, as is often the case with conventional approaches. Our experts have extensive experience in:

  • Threat identification
  • Business impact assessment and risk analysis
  • Developing business continuity strategies
  • Documenting business continuity plans
  • Developing and documenting business continuity management systems (BCMS) to ISO 22301
  • Business continuity plan auditing and pre-certification audits
  • Facilitating tests and exercises of plans
  • BCM training courses

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Business risk assessment

Risktec works with clients to identify major risk exposures and evaluate their significance to the total risk profile.

Our process enables us to evaluate both 'company breakers' and more likely scenarios to provide a baseline for management action. Our consultants emphasize that a risk is never actually reduced until a change is fully implemented and proven to be effective. Our experts are specialists in:

  • Facilitating structured and interactive workshops to identify and rank major risks
  • Quantifying the probability, impact and uncertainty of major risk exposures, especially infrequent but high impact events
  • Identifying risk controls, assessing their effectiveness, and recommending practical and cost-beneficial risk reduction improvements
  • Due diligence studies to identify risk exposures and develop and implement plans for management control
  • Technical risk analysis to advise on the optimum structure and levels of a risk financing programme

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Competency management

Risktec helps clients to look beyond satisfying minimum requirements by focusing on competence as a strategic tool.

We design, develop and implement suitable Competency Management (CM) systems, allowing alignment between operational and competency needs. Our services include:

  • Analysis of current arrangements against best practice competency standards
  • Capture of competency requirements - organizational, team and personal
  • Role and task analysis
  • Competency assessment and training needs analysis
  • HR system integration, personnel planning and optimization
  • Training management expertise

Where appropriate, we use the SkillsXP software tool to efficiently implement the CM solution.

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Cultural and behavioural safety improvement

Risktec works with organizations to help develop ‘just’ safety cultures, fostering a desire for outstanding performance.

We work with organizations to help them develop mature and "just" safety cultures, where people at all levels value positive safety behaviours and foster a desire for outstanding performance. Our services include:

  • Behavioural safety strategy and programme development and associated support
  • Safety culture/climate assessment and cultural change support
  • Safety leadership workshops
  • Behavioural safety and safety culture training, workshops and coaching
  • Behavioural safety measurement
  • Worksite risk assessment method development, linked to contractor management and safe systems of work
  • Health and hygiene assessment
  • Competency management system development
  • Incident investigation and training

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Take a look at human behaviour and workplace safety on our YouTube Channel.

Emergency planning and crisis management

Risktec works with clients to develop practical and flexible emergency and crisis response arrangements.

Risktec provides a broad range of services to help organisations plan ahead to ensure an effective response to emergencies and crises. Our services include:

  • Identification of potential emergency and crisis scenarios
  • Risk assessment of impact on business
  • Developing emergency and crisis management strategies
  • Documenting emergency response and crisis management plans and procedures
  • Emergency control centre reviews and optimisation
  • Human factors reviews
  • Facilitating desktop and field drills and exercises
  • Capturing competency requirements and assessing competency
  • Assessing and auditing adequacy of emergency arrangements and facilities
  • Emergency service delivery reviews
  • Business continuity management
  • Training courses

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Environmental management

Risktec delivers a wide range of services for the systematic identification, evaluation and control of risks to the environment.

Clients receive the benefit of our consultants' ability to identify, assess and implement effective management and operational controls to mitigate environmental impacts, minimize waste and increase efficiency. This embraces:

  • Developing Environmental Management Systems to ISO 14001, which achieve sustainable development and minimize socio-economic impact
  • Developing Environmental Performance Evaluation systems to ISO 14031, to deliver reliable and verifiable information
  • Developing environmental aspects registers
  • Identifying environmental-critical elements and developing performance standards and verification schemes
  • Identifying best environmental practice
  • Conducting third-party audits
  • Analyzing environmental risk for company activities to reveal exposure to pollution liabilities
  • Due diligence reviews of facilities involved in mergers and acquisitions
  • Contingency planning for an effective response to major environmental risks

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Fire protection

Risktec applies a cost-effective fire hazard management approach with emphasis on practical risk reduction.

We take a risk and performance-based approach to address fire hazards and meet the intent of codes. Our services include:

  • Code consulting
  • Scenario-based fire protection reviews
  • Fire and gas detection mapping
  • Fire protection system assessments
  • Fire and explosion modelling
  • Fire response planning
  • Major emergency response planning
  • Incident investigation and analysis

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Fire, explosion and toxic gas hazard analysis

Risktec specializes in assessing fire, explosion and toxic hazards and optimizing prevention and mitigation measures.

Our services include:

  • Site based surveys or 'walkdowns' using checklists
  • Physical effects analysis - screening analysis using empirical models, and detailed analysis using CFD models
  • Analysis of response and vulnerability of systems and structures
  • Fire protection system assessments
  • Development of risk reduction strategies
  • Assessment and development of escape, evacuation, rescue and recovery plans

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Functional safety

Risktec consultants use a range of recognized techniques to analyze safety-related and business-critical systems.

Our experts use a range of recognized techniques to assure the performance of mechanical, electrical, software, control and instrumentation systems in managing operational risks. Our services include:

  • Due diligence for acquisitions, mergers and business ventures
  • System specification
  • Independent safety assessment and audit
  • Hazard identification (e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, human error review)
  • Causal and consequence analysis (e.g. fault tree analysis, event tree analysis)
  • SIL assessment and verification
  • Layer of protection anaylsis
  • Identifying safety-critical elements and developing performance standards and verification schemes
  • Design substantiation of safety requirements
  • Options analysis
  • ALARP assessment

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Hazard identification

Risktec provides a full portfolio of services for the formal, systematic and comprehensive identification of hazards.

The most important step in risk assessment is to “spot the hazard”. We provide a wide range of services for the formal, systematic and comprehensive identification of hazards:

  • HAZOPs, HAZIDs
  • Plant 'walkdowns' and surveys
  • FMEA and FMECA
  • Hazard registers and fault schedules
  • Risk ranking and risk assessment
  • Incident analysis and human factors reviews

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Take a look at Hazard Identification on our Risktec YouTube Channel.

HSSE / safety cases

Risktec provides a comprehensive service for developing all levels of safety case documents for all major hazard industries.

Our in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and international standards across many industries allows us to provide unparalleled insights, rational solutions and full compliance for developing and implementing safety cases. Our services cover:

  • Co-ordination, planning, preparation, and technical support for all aspects of the HSSE safety cases
  • Hazard identification
  • Deterministic and probabilistic assessment
  • Modelling of fault and hazard conditions
  • Frequency and consequence assessment
  • Identification of operating limits and conditions
  • Design substantiation
  • Preparation of emergency plans
  • Cost-benefit analysis and ALARP assessment
  • Preparation of HSSE safety case reports
  • Roll-out, communication and training for HSSE safety cases
  • Living HSSE/safety cases

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Take a look at the attributes of a good safety case on our YouTube Channel.

HSSE management systems

Risktec consultants provide a broad range of management system services for controlling risk in the business.

A Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) management system provides the structured set of controls for managing HSSE in the business. Our experienced experts provide a comprehensive range of management system services, including:

  • Developing integrated HSSE Management Systems to international standards which balance HSSE and economic considerations
  • Developing and integrating Process Safety Management (PSM) systems
  • Translating HSSE requirements into operating documentation
  • Developing and verifying competence assurance systems
  • Developing change management systems
  • Developing document management systems
  • Conducting independent third-party system and conformance audits and reviews, including pre-certification audits for ISO 14001, 18001 and 9001
  • Facilitating pragmatic and cost-effective, risk-based improvement strategies and programmes

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Take a look at the key elements of a good HSSE management system on our YouTube Channel.

Human factors

Risktec provides a service based upon practical experience of human factors in industry and knowledge of academic theory.

Risktec's approach integrates human factors throughout the life-cycle of projects and facilities. The approach ensures early resolution of human factors issues, thereby reducing downstream problems such as re-design and emerging technical constraints. Our services include:

  • Human factors integration planning
  • Early human factors analysis
  • Task analysis
  • Control room design and workplace ergonomics
  • Working environment assessment
  • Operability evaluation
  • Maintainability evaluation
  • Human reliability analysis
  • Training needs analysis

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Take a look at human factors in risk and safety management on our YouTube Channel.

Independent review

Risktec is regularly engaged by owners, operators, suppliers and insurers, to provide independent review.

We take a pragmatic view of independent review work by 'stepping back' and looking at the big picture, and then homing-in on any key areas of risk. Our services include:

  • Developing assessment and audit strategies
  • Desktop technical assessments, peer reviews and site audits
  • Identifying technical weaknesses
  • Identifying where practices deviate from procedures
  • Identifying conflicting attitudes at different organizational levels
  • Ranking identified risk exposures
  • Developing plans for improved management control
  • Supporting implementation

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Process safety management

Risktec is regularly engaged by owners, operators, suppliers and insurers, to provide independent review.

We take a pragmatic view of independent review work by 'stepping back' and looking at the big picture, and then homing-in on any key areas of risk. Our services include:

  • Developing assessment and audit strategies
  • Desktop technical assessments, peer reviews and site audits
  • Identifying technical weaknesses
  • Identifying where practices deviate from procedures
  • Identifying conflicting attitudes at different organizational levels
  • Ranking identified risk exposures
  • Developing plans for improved management control
  • Supporting implementation

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Qualitative / deterministic risk assessment

Risktec undertakes deterministic assessment of the adequacy of designs and the effectiveness of safety systems.

Risktec assessments can demonstrate, for example, that no single failure will compromise the safety function and ensure that best use is made of segregation, redundancy and diversity. Risktec selects the most appropriate techniques to support the deterministic safety assessment, including:

  • Hazard registers and fault schedules
  • Design basis assessment
  • System reliability analysis
  • SIL assessment
  • Specification of minimum safety requirements
  • Specification of trip settings, and limits and conditions of operation
  • Risk assessment matrix
  • Hazard bowtie analysis
  • ALARP assessment and demonstration

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Take a look at Risk Analysis on our Risktec YouTube Channel which covers the risk assessment matrix.

Quantitative / probabilistic risk assessment

Risktec is a specialist in quantifying risk, from quick, coarse studies to detailed comprehensive assessments.

Our approach to QRA focuses on its practical benefit for effective management of operational and business risk. Our services include:

  • Consequence analysis to model physical effects of releases of hazardous substances
  • Frequency analysis using fault and event trees
  • Risk evaluation (PSA/QRA) to predict levels of safety and economic risk
  • Cost-benefit analysis to derive an optimal strategy for expenditure using financial and risk criteria
  • Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses to provide a greater understanding of risk and enable better informed risk-based decisions
  • Facility siting and occupied building risk assessment

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Resource solutions

We also provide associates to work on short or long-term assignments at client locations.

As well as our core consulting services we are a leading provider of specialist engineering, project management and safety resource. Our associates support our clients' activities by working at their main offices, project locations or industrial sites, around the world.

The support is delivered by our professional resource solutions business, ASTEC, which accesses a pool of over 500 professional associates. Many of them have years of experience working in senior engineering and projects roles in the energy and transportation sectors.

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Safety leadership

Risktec's approach creates insights for effective leadership of workplace and systems safety.

Risktec's approach to safety leadership considers the interactions between the individual, the group, business systems and values, creating insights for effective safety leadership and improved organisational risk management. Our services include:

  • Safety leadership strategy and competency development programmes and support
  • Safety leadership training, workshops and coaching for executives, managers and supervisors
  • Safety culture surveys and assessment
  • Cultural change support
  • Safety leadership and culture computer-based training, interactive videos and distance learning

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Security risk management

Risktec helps organizations to identify, understand, assess and manage their security risks.

Our flexible approach enables the development of comprehensive security plans, covering physical and procedural defences. Our services encompass:

  • Due diligence for acquisitions, mergers and business ventures
  • Security risk analysis for operations, including using 'bowties' to identify deterrent, prevention, detection and mitigation controls
  • Developing security management strategies and response plans
  • Developing security awareness and training programmes
  • Security audits and reviews, including information security audits to ISO 27001
  • Investigation of security incidents
  • Marine and port audits, assessments, plans, drills and exercises, and training to international security standards

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Specialist services

Our specialist services enhance our core services, providing a complete solution.

Our specialist services are normally provided in-house, but we also draw on external specialists or work jointly with strategic alliance partners. Services include:

  • Auditing
  • Health risk assessment
  • Incident investigation
  • Natural hazards risk assessment
  • Project risk management
  • Radiological protection
  • Research and technology

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Take a look at Incident Investigation & Analysis on our YouTube Channel.

Training and education

Risktec delivers online and classroom training and postgraduate education to help develop competent risk and safety management professionals.

Our products and services include:

  • MSc in risk and safety management
  • UK degree apprenticeship in risk and safety management
  • TÜV Rheinland Risktec professional qualification in risk and safety management
  • Training courses from single modules to multi-year programmes for corporate clients
  • Capacity building and training centre development
  • Game-based learning
  • Computer-based training
  • Delivery via face-to-face, distance or blended learning
  • Accredited by professional engineering institutions and industry bodies

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