Asset integrity, the RBPS element that helps ensure the equipment is properly designed, installed in accordance with specifications, and remains fit for use until it is retired, is one of the nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. In an Introduction to Asset Integrity and Reliability, the attributes of a risk-based management system for ensuring the integrity and reliability of critical equipment and safety systems are described.
For more information on managing risk, read CCPS' Guidelines books.
CCPS' Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD) is aimed at providing data to help effectively and efficiently implement an asset integrity and reliability program.
Developing and sustaining high standards in the conduct of operations is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. The concept of conduct of operations, the attributes of a reliable system for conducting operations, and the steps an organization might take to formalize the conduct of operations can be found in the Introduction to Conduct of Operations.
More information regarding Conduct of Operations can be found in these CCPS Guidelines books regarding managing risk.
One critical aspect of Conduct of Operations is managing the communication interfaces between workers and work groups. Information on Interface Management may be found in this short publication.
In this RBPS pillar of managing risk, find important information regarding implementing practices to ensure that contract workers can perfom their jobs safely, and that contracted services do not add to or increase facility operational risks. See an Introduction to Contractor Management.
For more in-depth information, see more CCPS' books regarding managing risk.
Managing changes to processes over the life of a facility is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. To read more about the management practices involving (1) the recognition of change situations, (2) the evaluation of hazards, (3) the decision on whether to allow a change to be made, and (4) necessary risk control and follow-up measures, check out the Introduction to Management of Change.
More information regarding management of change can be found in CCPS' Guidelines on managing risk.
This chapter concerns the RBPS element that ensures proper development, timely maintenance, and consistent use of operating procedures (procedures) is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk.
Gain further insight on the topic through the Introduction to Operating Procedures.
Ensuring the safe startup of processes over the life of a facility is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. This chapter describes the management practices for performing pre-startup reviews of (1) new processes, (2) processes that have been shut down for modification, and (3) processes that have been administratively shut down for other reasons. Introduction on Opertional Readiness.
For more in-depth information regarding managing risk, read CCPS' Guidelines concept books.
Training workers and assuring their reliable performance of critical tasks is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. In this chapter, the context of process safety management systems, the meaning of training, the attributes of a good training system, and the steps an organization might take to implement a robust training program are described. Introduction to Training and Performance Assurance.
For more in-depth information regarding managing risk, please see CCPS' Guidelines.
The RBPS element that helps control hazards associated with maintenance and other nonroutine work is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. Introduction to Safe Work Practices and Control of Hazardous Energy By Lock-out and Tag-out, provide information on various safe work practices. The importance of communcation between production and maintenance employees ensures positive prevention of all hazardous energy sources causing harm to others. See all publications regarding safe work practice in these CCPS' Guidelines for Managing Risk.Safe Work Practice Tool
Access CCPS's Safe Work Practices (SWP) tool. It's designed for operations, maintenance and engineering personnel in the process industries (Chemical, petrochemical, electronics, natural gas and others). Go to tool
Developing appropriate emergency management and response capabilities is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. Emergency management must have certain attributes of a risk-based management system, for more information, check out Introduction to Emergency Management.
For more information on this and other topics, read CCPS' Guidelines on managing risk.