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LONG 536 - Safety Management Systems, Contract Management & Process Safety Management LOPA & SIL (3 Weeks)

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Course Description

This course will help participants to understand the SMS structure and elements, the relevance of risk management in relation to SMS and learn how to prioritize and mitigate risks, evaluate risk effectiveness and to develop skills in detecting, controlling and preventing errors in organizations.

It also covers the topics of contract management techniques which is composed three stages of contracting; negotiating the “deal”, and documenting that deal in a robust. 

Finally, it discusses  Process Safety Management (LOPA & SIL) which addresses several methods that can be used for this purpose. 

Course Objectives

  • Being familiar with Develop, organize, coordinate, and implement successful safety and health programs
  • Identify and utilize essential safety management principles that drive the safety process
  • Conducting effective safety planning
  • Understanding the Communicate safety program needs and improvements to management
  • Understanding the Manage worker's compensation and general liability claims
  • Understanding the improved safety performance
  • Gaining an in-depth knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Learning how to perform a LOPA study to evaluate the effectiveness of process safeguards
  • Being able to determine required SILs for SIFs using LOPA, risk graphs and risk matrices
  • Improving safety skills through techniques in process safety management
  • Promoting business continuity improvement through understanding of safer systems design

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers 
  • Executives
  • Heads of Business
  • Corporate, regional, and field-safety personnel 
  • Anyone who aspires to build his management qualities

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

Safety Management Systems 
  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • SMS and the Four Pillars
  • SMS Framework
  • SMS Components
  • Safety Accountabilities
  • SMS Documentation
  • Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement
  • Managing change
  • Continuous improvement
  • Evaluation Steps
  • Training and education
  • Organizational culture
  • Safety communication
  • Hazard Identification
  • Reporting systems and methods
  • Safety-risk Management
  • Continuous safety-risk analysis
  • SMS Implementation
  • SMS checklist and action plan

Week 2

Contract Management 
  • What constitutes a contract?
  • How to structure commercial arrangements
  • Innovative commercial solutions
  • How to negotiate a contractual structure
  • Basic techniques for negotiation
  • How to document discussions
  • Relationship between negotiation and contract drafting
  • Closing a deal
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Using standard forms
  • Developing your own standards
  • Modifying forms
  • Dealing with contract qualifications and amendments
  • Structuring complex documents
  • “Level playing field” issues – how to be fair to more than one bidder
  • Dealing with errors in a bid
  • Negotiating complex wording
  • Formalities to finalise the contract
  • Performance of the work
  • Title and Risk
  • Intellectual property
  • Extension of time
  • Force majeure
  • Time for completion
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Termination and suspension
  • Law of the contract and dispute resolution
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Kick-off meetings
  • Assignment of responsibilities
  • Setting and managing expectations
  • Planning
  • Reporting – being realistic with requirements
  • Progress meetings and expediting
  • Dealing with defaults and external factors
  • Payment issues – including international trade
  • Recognising potential problems
  • Dealing with issues as they arise
  • Legal rights and commercial outcomes distinguished
  • Negotiation structures for internal dispute resolution
  • Types of external dispute resolution
  • Issues with different legal systems
  • Enforcement of awards
  • Management of disputes
  • Avoiding disputes in the first place

Week 3

Safety Process Management 
  • Introduction to safety process management 
  • Requirements of SIS standards
  • Concept of hazardous events for SIFs
  • Meaning and development of risk criteria
  • Use of risk matrices
  • Process Safety Concepts
  • Use of risk graphs
  • Overview of LOPA
  • Use of LOPA
  • Documentation and example application
  • Selection of hazard scenarios
  • Definition of scenario consequences
  • Identification of initiating events
  • Consideration of enablers
  • Failure data
  • Making risk decisions
  • Remaining Steps
  • Understanding protection layers
  • Other uses of LOPA
  • SIL Terms and concepts
  • Requirements for SIL verification
  • Reliability metrics
  • SIL determination
  • SIS components and their failures
  • Diagnostics
  • Common cause failures
  • Failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis