• Fitness for service review

    2010 - Gas

    The client had recently experienced a significant incident, that came following a number of operational problems.  Prior to restarting the affected unit a fitness for service review was carried out to ensure that all known problems had been recognised and rectified.  Andy was asked to lead the human factors element of the review, which involved a review of incidents, task and error analysis of critical tasks and a formal HAZID assessment.  The result was a thorough documentation of the known issues and risks associated with the unit based on past experience, and a list of actions and recommendations.  The main finding was that the vast majority of issues were related to the unit's design, and relatively few were related to the softer human factors issues.

  • Human factors in a HAZOP

    2008 - Gas, offshore

    The client was designing a new gas production platform. Andy was asked to attend a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) review to ensure human factors was given appropriate attention. His input ensured that human errors and risk controls were considered from a human factors perspective rather than purely engineering custom and practice.

  • Human Hazop for a new plant

    2007 - Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

    The client was in the process of building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility. As part of its development of a safety report under the COMAH regulations, a human Hazop was carried out. This followed the principles of Hazop, applied to key human activities using a modified set of key words. Because of his knowledge of human factors and LNG facilities he was asked to participate in the Hazop.