Design Safety Reviews
When designing, or modifying chemical processes, it is important to follow a structured approach based on sound engineering principles, recognised codes, standards and guidance.
Duty holders should consider the hierarchy of controls and where possible look to eliminate or reduce hazards at source before considering the use of engineering controls, administrative controls and/or personal protective equipment. This requires an understanding of the process chemistry, processing routes and manufacturing methods available to ensure all options have been adequately assessed.
HFL Consulting’s multi-disciplined team of consultants and consulting engineers can facilitate design reviews to document the basis of safety (process and engineering) and justifications for the protection measures in place, all in accordance with relevant good practice guidance.