In recent time, the demand for the development of safety case by regulators has increased. However, the approach and manners to the development of safety case need to be greatly improved upon. There is need for asset owners and operators to holistically understand what safety case is all about, the structure and components of a safety case, how to go about it, what is required and what need to be done by all stake holders etc.

The Case for safety for offshore and onshore facilities, including railways and other facilities has become very important since the Piper Alpha fires and explosions that led to over 100 recommendations issued by the UKOOA and Lord Cullen’s enquiry recommendations.

Since then, the case for safety is required to be demonstrated and also, evidential because of the colossal loss due to major accidents.

There is need to address lot of the challenges and knowledge gaps in developing safety case for oil and gas facilities. The lack of understanding of safety case by some asset owners and the selection of consultants with no requisite experience to develop safety case has not only led to poor quality job done but it has also caused major accidents as the safety case does not address the issues and provide appropriate safeguards and programs that will forestall Major Accidents (MA).

Asset owners should see Safety Case from the point of view as a tool to improve their management system, prevent or reduce process risk ALARP rather than seen from the perspective of only meeting regulatory requirements beside treating it like an ordinary paper work without operationalizing and ensuring that the identified safeguards or barriers to prevent MAH are indeed RELIEBLE, AVAILABLE AND MAINTAINABLE (RAM) for them to be efficiently effective and to respond to demand when required.
All stakeholders/operators of assets should also see a Safety Case as one of the benefits of Return of Investment (ROI) the investors will enjoy when you continue to operate a plant or facility safely.

This 3-days course is designed and packaged to provide the requisite knowledge that is required to successfully develop a safety case within a given time frame and complying with both local (Department of Petroleum Resources-DPR) and international best industry and Recommended Practices (RPs) and Regulations for the development of a quality safety case.

Date: 3rd – 5th March, 2021

Venue: online (Zoom)

Contact us: 08141622363,,
for course content,payment and registration details.

By Ubong Edet

A passionate Health and Safety professional with a good level of field experience and relevant certifications including NEBOSH, OSHA, ISO, etc certifications. An Health and Safety activist who believes in the growth and continual improvement of the profession. He is going all out to create awareness and safe precious lives.

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