risk analysis

New guidance for COMAH / Seveso safety reports by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

New guidance for COMAH / Seveso safety reports

We review the key implications for facility operators of the Health & Safety Authority’s 2017 guidance on preparing safety reports for COMAH / Seveso compliance. Read more

LOPA - a tool for investment appraisal & compliance by Tom Leonard

LOPA - a tool for investment appraisal & compliance

We consider how layers of protection analysis (LOPA) can be a powerful tool for demonstrating compliance and informing investment decisions regarding 'necessary measures'. Read more

ALARP guidance for oil & gas by Tom Leonard

ALARP guidance for oil & gas

The Irish Commission for Energy Regulation has published new guidance on ALARP for natural gas and LPG networks, and the petroleum exploration and extraction sector. Read more

Compliance with new Seveso III regulations by Tom Leonard

Compliance with new Seveso III regulations

Operators of COMAH / Seveso establishments in Ireland should be aware of the requirements set out in the new regulations that were introduced in 2015. Read more

Compliance with ATEX legislation by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Compliance with ATEX legislation

We summarise the key obligations on operators of sites with the potential for explosive atmospheres, as set out in the ATEX legislation. Read more

Process safety: SIL-based systems by Tom Leonard

Process safety: SIL-based systems

Electrical, electronic & programmable electronic equipment can be key components in safety-related systems. The level of reliability depends on the reliability of the individual c ... Read more

Buncefield incident: investigation board report  by Tom Leonard

Buncefield incident: investigation board report

The Buncefield incident involved an explosion following a release of petroleum due to tank overfilling. In the following years, there have detailed studies into the cause of the re ... Read more