Compliance stands for meeting legislative HSE requirements, as opposed to revenue goals
Risk management is increasingly being promoted by modern legislation. HSE risk management provisions are mandatory during all life stages, from plant design to plant disposal.
SafeWork Australia has issued excellent guidelines about indicators of reasonably practical risk controls (refer hereopen_in_new):
- warning The responsible person knows, or ought to reasonably know, about hazards and ways of eliminating/minimizing them
- monetization_on Cost effective ways to minimize the risks are available, so:
- If there are ways to minimize risks, which the risk owner has not implemented, it stands to reason that the risk control is likely non-compliant.
trending_up Furthermore, a mandatory Safety Management System (SMS) must include a set of performance indicators needed to achieve a demonstration of compliance.
- ✗ But if we don't have fatality risks quantified, what are our options?
- ✓ We have to assess equipment failure probabilities and judge them on their safety exposure, as shown in this example graph
We have created this fatality risk plot using HIPAP4open_in_new
This shows the approximate domestic fatality risks in terms of annual fatality expectancy. Reviewing plant safety risks by comparison with the domestic ones can assist in setting clear compliance goals, easily understood by workers.