Purpose of the workshop:
The ALARP principle is embedded in the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD, 2013/30/EU) and the Danish Offshore Safety Act (OSL, Consolidated Act 125:2018). Operators shall demonstrate that residual risks of major accidents are “acceptable”, where “acceptable” means a level of risk for which the time, cost or effort of further reducing it would be grossly disproportionate to the benefits of such reduction.
The background for ALARP and why it has been introduced will be presented. We will discuss the “reversed burden of proof” that follows from the ALARP requirement. We will introduce the steps in an effective ALARP process, and how ALARP can be demonstrated and documented. For this we will focus on the guidance and materials available from the UK HSE, the Danish DWEA (Arbejdstilsynet) and other relevant documents. We will address the role of “good practice” and Cost Benefit Analysis and discuss the meaning of “grossly disproportionate”. We will discuss how ALARP applies to new and existing operations.
Who should attend:
The event is relevant for operators and suppliers in the offshore oil & gas industry dealing with HSE and risk.
- We discuss “good” or “best” practice and application of standards as a means to demonstrate ALARP
- We discuss do’s and do-not’s for ALARP and Cost Benefit Analysis
- We offer an opportunity for discussion and sharing experiences.
Nijs Jan Duijm, Principal Risk Specialist