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Pipeline Process Safety

“Process Safety” is a collective name for the measures, systems, procedures or policies which prevent incidents and/or protect people/environment from effects of Major Accidents.

Major Accidents are those which cause:-

  • Multiple Fatalities.
  • Significant effect on the Environment.
  • Major media coverage.

Following analysis of the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, a number of recommendations and initiatives relating to process safety have been made by regulators and major hazard industries, covering process safety requirements for:- Leadership, Integrated And Comprehensive Management System, Knowledge And Expertise, Culture ,Clearly Defined Expectations And Accountabilities , Support For Line Management, Leading And Lagging performance Indicators and Auditing and monitoring

To improve the understanding Process Safety management within Pipeline industry UKOPA has established a Process Safety Work Group (PSWG).