Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment


HIRA is a process that consists of a number of sequential steps such as hazard identification, consequence & frequency assessment, risk estimation based on the existing controls and recommendations to reduce those risks which are not under acceptable limits.

Objective of HIRA study is to:
  • Carryout a systematic, critical appraisal of all potential hazards involving personnel, plant, services and operation methods
  • Identify the existing safeguards available to control the risks due to the hazards
  • Suggest additional control measures to reduce the risk to acceptable level
  • Prepare a Risk Register that will help in continuously monitoring these risks, detect any changes and ensure the controls are effective.
Scope of the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Study:

The areas of focus would be

  • Study of the plant operations
  • Identification of the individual tasks involved in carrying out the above operations
  • Identification of potential health and safety hazards in these tasks
  • Determination of the level of risk by combining the likelihood of a hazard occurring with its severity using the Risk matrix
  • Analyzing the existing control measures available to control these risks
  • Provide recommendations for additional risk control measures to bring the risk to acceptable level
  • Compilation of the Risk register
Role of Chola MS Risk:

Identifying hazards associated with the operations and select worst case scenarios for estimation of consequences. Reputed software models will be used for consequence estimation. Based on the estimated frequency of occurrence, risk reduction measures will be suggested to the management for effective implementation.

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