RISKworld newsletters

RISKworld newsletters

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Issue 31 Spring 2017
This edition highlights how equipment reliability and availability can be optimised by smart asset management and tailored maintenance. It also explores the benefits of Enterprise Risk Management, the different psychological biases that can affect risk-based decision-making, and concludes with an overview of Small Modular Reactors.
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Issue 30 Autumn 2016
In this issue we highlight the impact of the low oil price on process safety. We also look at the technical safety of hydrogen facilities, the humble risk matrix, fire control in public buildings and our process safety MSc.
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Issue 29 Spring 2016
Articles on ‘operationalising’ the safety case and game-based learning promote workforce engagement. We also spotlight land use planning, fire and gas detector mapping, as well as Asset Integrity Management.
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Issue 28 Autumn 2015
The autumn issue reflects the increasing relevance of security and efficiency, but also includes articles on established techniques, such as RAM and HAZOPs, the latter from the unique perspective of the HAZOP scribe. We also provide a feature on the innovative approach of blended learning.
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Issue 27, Spring 2015
This edition takes a fresh look at safety leadership and process safety audits, and asks whether we have the right mix of risk-based and prescriptive safety. We also investigate the hacking of railway control systems, and showcase how to address functional safety for ageing safety instrumented systems.
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Issue 26, Autumn 2014
The articles in this edition once again illustrate the challenges faced in managing safety, from legislative changes in European offshore and rail sectors, to process safety competence, major accident communication and the bowtie method.
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Issue 25, Spring 2014
This latest issue spotlights a wide range of topics, from highly numerical QRA for multi-facility complexes, to the increasing recognition of the critical importance of safety leadership and human factors.
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Issue 24, Autumn 2013
In this issue, we focus on some of the emerging challenges in safety, including the importance of safety leadership values, stakeholder communication, proportional risk assessment, and building and maintaining competence.
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Issue 23, Spring 2013
In this issue, we focus particularly on the importance of people to safety, whether through leadership skills, organisational culture, specific job-related critical activities or effective training.
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Issue 22, Autumn 2012
The diversity of the articles in this edition is a reminder of the wide range of responsibilities associated with operating hazardous facilities, from detailed numerical analysis to leadership.
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Issue 21, Spring 2012
The articles on 'black swans' and 'stress testing' focus on rare events which can have a major impact across the globe. We also have a look at the safety of emerging energy technologies and explore the benefits of computer technology for permit-to-work systems and training delivery.
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Issue 20, Autumn 2011
This issue looks at the lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident. Other articles cover CFD explosion analysis, common myths surrounding the ALARP principle, and the introduction of new signalling technology on the London Underground.
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Issue 19, Spring 2011
This edition debunks a number of common myths about safety cases and looks at new US safety regulation offshore. Other topics covered are lessons learnt from HAZOPs, the risks of offshore wind power and the implications of ageing on risk and safety.
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Issue 18, Autumn 2010
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, this edition draws parallels with the UK’s Piper Alpha disaster, and introduces asset integrity management. Also covered are the art of HAZID, behavioural safety & nuclear training of regulators.
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Issue 17, Spring 2010
The continuing challenge to achieve safe operations is show-cased with lessons from the Nimrod accident, a new approach for decommissioning safety cases, the art of setting SIL targets, the use of KPIs and the benefits of integrating human factors.
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Issue 16, Autumn 2009
An introduction to the ‘competency gap’ and practical risk & safety training, along with lessons from the demise of Lehman Brothers, pros and cons of wind farms on brownfield land, and why periodic reviews of safety should be seen as an opportunity.
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Issue 15, Spring 2009
This edition includes a guide to the hazards of hydrogen sulphide, a practical approach to human factors, a risk-based method for fire protection, an introduction to safety-critical software & features the hidden risk of risk management overkill.
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Issue 14, Autumn 2008
The challenges of bridging the energy gap by nuclear life extension and wind power are highlighted, together with how to prevent sub-prime safety, integrating human factors in safety management and 6 steps for successful incident investigation.
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Issue 13, Spring 2008
This edition learns lessons from the ‘sub-prime’ mortgage crisis, compares quantitative risk assessment across major hazard industries, assesses the status of new nuclear power in the UK & reveals secrets of successful competency management.
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Issue 12, Autumn 2007
With a theme of diversity & delivery, articles cover the hazards of liquefied natural gas, integrated safety and security, the demolition of Chapelcross cooling towers and affordable software safety.
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Issue 11, Spring 2007
In the wake of the Texas City Refinery explosion, we look at the findings of the Baker Panel, while other articles feature societal risk criteria, secrets of knowledge management, the new rail method statement process & the UK’s new nuclear SAPs.
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Issue 10, Autumn 2006
Marking 5 years of trading, this edition covers the re-emergence of nuclear power in the UK, ten good practices for developing HSE cases in the oil industry, introduction to closed-loop risk management and integrated railways for the 2012 Olympics.
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Issue 9, Spring 2006
In this issue, we ask is society too risk averse? Other features include an introduction to the SHEPHERD software for explosion analysis, risk-based audits for the construction industry and the business risks linked to UK train operator transfers.
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Issue 8, Autumn 2005
Articles cover the use of SkillsXP in managing competence, how to ensure safe and secure travel of the workforce, the Nuclear Plant Modification Assessment Tool, and getting the best out of consultants (part 2).
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Issue 7, Spring 2005
The art of minimising risk is highlighted in features on risk-based decision making and active risk management. In related articles we review Quantitative Risk Assessment software and show how to get the best out of consultants (part 1).
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Issue 6, Autumn 2004
In this edition we examine how to get the most out of the bow-tie risk management methodology and apply Tripod theory to the death of Icarus. Also included are updates on railway communications and nuclear berthing projects.
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Issue 5, Spring 2004
The Tripod tools for preventing accidents are show-cased in this edition. Also covered are articles on Authorisation in the UK’s MOD, business continuity and the application of health risk assessment.
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Issue 4, Autumn 2003
This edition explains how safety can be improved through changes in organisational culture and personal behavior. Other features cover a facility layout assessment tool, managing regulatory risks in complex projects and the ALARP principle.
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Issue 3, Spring 2003
The importance and benefits of competency in risk management are highlighted in this issue, which also includes features on a method of reducing hydrocarbon leaks, a cost-effective way of assessing offshore explosions, and tips for cost-effective PSA.
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Issue 2, Autumn 2002
After a year of operations, an employee of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna gives his personal view on the future of Nuclear Energy. Also featured is a practical approach to fire assessment and Legends of Risktec makes its first appearance!
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Issue 1, Spring 2002
Risktec’s first newsletter reports its work on HSE Cases in the harsh environments of Sakhalin & the Caspian Sea as well as demonstrating how hazards can be managed using bow-tie and the pros and cons of deterministic & probabilistic analysis.
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