Safety Studies

We perform the necessary safety studies to help you achieve regulatory compliance and minimise the risks of major accidents occurring.

We have prepared numerous safety studies for a variety of assets including accommodation jack-up rigs, flotels and production installations onshore and offshore.  Examples are detailed below:

Fire and Explosion Risk Assessment (FEHA)

FEHAs provide a client with a full understanding of the fire and explosion events associated with their asset so they can determine whether the systems in place for fire and explosion detection, control and mitigation are adequate.  FEHA studies provide information on the immediate physical consequences and extent of events, as well as the potential for escalation.

Marine and Mechanical Hazards Risk Assessment (MMHA)

MMHAs address major hazards other than fire and explosion; for example, structural failure, ship collision and helicopter accident. For each of the major hazards identified, the potential causes, initiating events and consequences of incidents are evaluated and necessary measures for prevention, detection, control or mitigation are determined.

Egress, Temporary Refuge, Evacuation, Escape and Rescue Analysis (ETREERA).

An ETREERA is undertaken to:

  • identify systems, equipment and procedures that will be provided to allow personnel to escape the immediate area of an incident, take temporary refuge and, if necessary, evacuate the installation and reach a place of safety; and
  • identify events with the potential to impair those systems to ensure that provisions are adequate and offer a suitable level of protection against credible events on the installation.

The ETREERA considers major accident hazards that could lead to impairment of emergency facilities through direct flame impingement, thermal radiation, explosion overpressure, smoke, or toxic gas.

Emergency Systems Survivability Analysis (ESSA)

An ESSA investigates the vulnerability of key emergency systems to demonstrate that they are able to carry out their safety function under the conditions in which they are required.  ESSA achieves this by:

  • identifying the major accident hazards (MAHs) during which each emergency system is required to perform a safety function;
  • for each emergency system, describing the system’s survivability requirement and assessing the survivability for each relevant MAH; and
  • identifying emergency systems that may be vulnerable to an MAH and estimating the probability of the emergency system failing to perform its safety function due to the effects of the MAH.

RMRI can produce a suite of supporting safety studies in compliance with any appropriate local regulatory regime.  In particular, we regularly develop studies in accordance with UK and Norwegian regulations.

For further information and assistance with your safety studies, please contact us.