Formal Process Safety Management (PSM) systems are now mandated in most parts of the world as a way of achieving process safety and improving practices. PSM systems have therefore been implemented in most companies for many years. However, incident investigations continue to identify inadequate management system performance as a key contributor to the incident and audits reveal a history of repeat findings indicating chronic problems whose symptoms are fixed again and again without effectively addressing the technical and cultural root causes.
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) created the next generation process safety management framework RBPS, recognizing that all hazards and risks in an operation or facility are not equal, consequently apportioning resources in a manner that focuses effort on greater hazards and higher risks as appropriate. This risk-based approach reduces the potential for assigning an undue amount of resources to managing lower-risk activities, thereby freeing up resources for tasks that address higher-risk activities.
- Develop / enhance the Risk Based Process Safety knowledge of employees
- Improve the overall organizational capability and performance through a competent workforce
- Improve overall process safety by considering organizational culture