Operational Risk Assessment

What is it?

The effective management of major accident hazards is an integral feature of safe operations on hazardous industry facilities. The WorkSafeⓇ Control of Work Operational Risk Assessment (ORA) module ensures that robust arrangements are in place to identify and evaluate major accident hazards, and to specify measures taken to ensure that major accident risks are controlled to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory provisions and to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

1. Innovative Management of Abnormal Operating Conditions

Operational Risk Assessment is a module for the management and control of abnormal operating conditions. The ORA module utilises innovative Risk Assessment techniques for evaluating and mitigating the risk of continuing to operate under abnormal operating conditions.

Benefit:  It allows the operator to determine whether it is safe to operate when an abnormal operating condition occurs.

2. Mitigation Control Measures

WorkSafe® ORA allows the identification of:

  • what the normal operating conditions or case is
  • what the existing abnormal operating condition is or that which may result from the operational change to be performed
  • the mitigated case, its control measures and monitoring requirements

Benefit: It allows leadership to assess the risk and identify mitigation control measures that act as a bridge until the abnormal operating condition is: 

  • removed (by isolating or shutting down the equipment, plant or if necessary the site)
  • resolved of repaired
  • approved as part of a permanent design change
3. Regulatory Compliance

WorkSafe® ORA process meets all regulatory authority requirements.

Benefit: It provides the operator with assurance that the system is robust and in-line with the latest industry regulations.

4. Integrated Approach to Risk Monitoring

WorkSafe® ORA used in conjunction with other WorkSafe® modules allows our clients to monitor site-wide Cumulative Risk.

Benefit: It is integrated with other key WorkSafe®Control of Work modules and therefore allows far more informed decision-making as site leadership have full visibility of the actual residual risk of continuing to operate under the abnormal operating condition.  

WorkSafe® Operational Risk Assessment (ORA) Module

WorkSafe® Operational Risk Assessment (ORA) Module

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