Monday, February 12, 2007

BP's integrity management

From the IChemE's Safety and Loss Prevention Subject Group Newsletter Winter 2007. Report from a seminar on 28 September 2006 titles 'Asset integrity management in the process industry'.

Peter Elliott presented BP's integrity management standard. This is built on the principle that accidents occur because of simultaneous failures of the 3 layers of protection that are plant, processes and people. BP's integrity management standard is part of the company's operating management system and includes the 10 following elements.

1. Accountabilities
2. Competence
3. Hazard evaluation and risk management
4. Facilities and process integrity
5. Protective devices
6. Practices and procedures
7. Management of change
8. Emergency response
9. Incident investigation and learning
10. Performance management

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