Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)

 A powerful tool for identifying hazards and risk issues

Identify hazards in the workplace with HAZID's

Hazard studies carried out late in the design phase, such as Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), often identify safety and environmental issues that can cause project delays or costly design changes. Therefore, many clients require a HAZID study during early design so that hazards can be avoided or reduced.

Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)

HAZID studies are systematic critical examinations of facilities to identify any potential hazards and the consequential effects on the facility as a whole. A HAZID will often address both process and non-process hazards.

The essential first step of a hazard identification and risk assessment

A HAZID is a design-enabling tool, acting to help organise the health, safety and environmental deliverables in a project. The structured brainstorming technique typically involves designer and client personnel, engineering disciplines, project management, commissioning and operations. The major findings and hazard ratings help to deliver effective management of major hazards and form part of the project risk register required by many licensing authorities.

Bureau Veritas' experience in delivering well-organised HAZID and similar studies will ensure thorough identification of hazards and safeguards at an early stage in the design of a facility.

Our approach for HAZID

Bureau Veritas believes that hazard identification is an integral part of the feasibility study and design of hazardous facilities. Bureau Veritas supplies all of the administrative arrangements for hazard studies, including the meeting’s Chairman and Secretary, the computer software support and offsite meeting venues, if appropriate. Our Hazard Register tool simplifies both the identification of hazards and compilation of a Hazards Register. The company provides consistent reporting formats and action response auditing to ensure that issues have been addressed to meet the project schedule.

HAZID's - The Benefits

  • Major HSE hazards are revealed at an early stage in the project and before significant costs have been incurred
  • Hazards are recorded and actioned so that they can be avoided, mitigated or highlighted for further risk reduction measures during detailed design
  • Action responses are auditable by management and legislative inspectorates

Experts in hazard identification and risk assessment in the workplace

Bureau Veritas has planned and delivered over 500 HAZID’s and similar studies worldwide, by engineers and technologists who understand your business and culture.

Bureau Veritas has eight technical centres and many other offices in regions where oil and gas companies have exploration, production, storage, and distribution facilities, enhancing Bureau Veritas’ delivery of effective hazard studies.

Bureau Veritas also provides personnel to participate in HAZID studies as discipline engineers or independent HSE specialists when that is appropriate to the client or designer.

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