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Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment for the Maritime Sector (Marine Risk Assessment)

12 - 14 July 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur

Limited to 16 participants

From RM4,500

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Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment for the maritime sector, also formerly called Marine or Maritime Risk Assessment (MRA), is a structured and systematic methodology, aimed at enhancing maritime safety, including safety of navigation, protection of life, health, the marine environment and property. MRA can be used as a tool to help in the evaluation of procedures/work processes for maritime safety and protection of the marine environment or in making a comparison between existing and possibly improved procedures/work processes, with a view to achieving a balance between the various technical and operational issues, including the human element, and between maritime safety or protection of the marine environment and costs.

MRA is a legislative requirement in many countries, which require all known and potential risks associated with marine operations and activities to be accordingly assessed and mitigation or control measures prepared to minimize these risks to as Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). These operations and activities may cover, inter alia, shipping, dredging, mining, cable and pipe laying, surveying, underwater operations and dumping of materials.

This 3-day course is designed for shore and ship staff who want to get a better understanding of the principles of risk assessment. Participants will learn the step by step approach, starting with hazard identification and working through risk assessment and finally to risk management. The course is highly interactive, switching regularly between input sessions using a presentation style and group work where participants will be involved in a variety of different activities (discussing, analyzing, applying, comparing, categorizing, etc.).

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to help participants to:

    • Identify the hazards associated with marine/maritime activities
    • Assess the risks posed by those hazards
    • Eliminate the hazards or mitigate the hazards to reduce the risk to As Low As Reasonably Practicable
    • Perform risk assessments on all aspects of their companies’ businesses within their respective areas of responsibility where hazards are present
    • Become familiar with the appropriate risk assessment tools for MRAs.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for shore and ship staff involved in implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of a management system, e.g. safety, health, security, environmental and quality managers, operations managers, designated persons, company security officers, superintendents, masters, ship officers and engineers. Others: Personnel of maritime administrations, insurance firms, consultants, engineers.

Course Outline

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction & Key Concepts in Risk Management

    • Definition, Rationale and Drivers of Risk Management
    • Risk Management – The Principles
    • ALARP
    • Hazard Identification Tools & Techniques
    • Hazard Analysis

Module 2: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment – The Steps

    • Risk management nomenclature and definitions:
      • Hazard
      • Top Event
      • Threat
      • Consequence
      • Risk Assessment Matrix
      • Risk Screening/Ranking and Prioritization
      • Control
      • Recovery Preparedness/Mitigation Measure
      • Risk Register Format


Module 3: Syndicate Exercises

    • Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control/recovery and development of risk register

Module 4: Dealing with Major/Intolerable/Catastrophic Hazards and Risks

    • Potential Failure of Control and Recovery Measures: why the conventional approach to hazard identification & risk management is inadequate to prevent major incidents
    • Loss Prevention & The Swiss Cheese Incident Causation Mode
    • Cause & Effect Pathways
    • Tripod Beta and BSCAT
    • Control/Recovery Measure Failure with examples
    • Combined FTA/ETA – the case for Barrier Management
    • History and development of the Bowtie technique
    • Visualizing risk scenarios using the Bowtie technique
    • Risk Communication, Advantages & Limitations of the Bowtie technique
    • Bowtie case examples

Day 3

Module 5: Interactive Bowtie Workshop – Use of the BowTieXP software

    • The Bowtie technique
    • The BowTieXP software functionalities

Module 6: Preventing Controls & Recovery Measures From Failing

    • Linking Barriers to the Management System
    • Activities and Tasks and Assignation of Responsibilities
    • Safety Critical Elements (SCEs) in the Bowtie
    • Independent Barriers
    • Barrier Effectiveness
    • Corrective/Remedial Actions

Module 7: Syndicate Exercises

    • Constructing Bowtie diagrams from the Risk Register contents

About Expert Trainer

Faizal Farid Wajidi is the Principal Consultant, specializing in HSE & Risk Management, Environmental Assessment, Health Physics and nuclear applications. He has more than 35 years of professional experience, mainly spent in the major hazard sector.

In the field HSE & Risk Management, Faizal has broad experience of applying risk management tools for the formal safety assessment of offshore oil and gas installations and marine operations. He has served as a consultant, trainer and workshop facilitator for various companies within the maritime sector (shipping, ports and offshore logistics services). With particular reference to the subject matter of this training, Faizal previously undertook a project for the Petronas-owned Malaysia International Shipping Corporation (MISC) for the development of generic risk registers for the entire MISC fleets (bulk, cargo, liner, LNG, LPG, and oil). The 7-month long programme of work involved:

    • Performing a gap analysis of existing risk assessment practices against the requirements of Petronas corporate standards;
    • Developing a new risk register template to reflect the risk elements required by the Petronas corporate standards;
    • Facilitating a workshop to review and updating of a hazard checklist;
    • Comprehensively identifying all hazards associated with the fleet operations and collating the information in the new risk register;
    • Facilitating a workshop to:
      • assess the hazards identified for their inherent and residual risks using Petronas corporate risk assessment matrix, and;
      • to review the appropriate control and recovery/mitigation measures for each hazard/risk and to identify additional control and recovery/mitigation measures.
    • Completing the risk registers based on the emerging information, and

    • Developing Bowtie models for Major Accident Hazards (loss of containment, dropped object, vessel collision, helicopter operations, piracy, etc.).

Faizal is a qualified and experienced risk management trainer/workshop facilitator having led several HSE risk- workshops in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Faizal has previously worked with Shell, Schlumberger, ICI Physics and Radioisotope Services Group, Risktec and DNV GL He graduated from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, with a B.Sc (Hon) degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.

Faizal is the first of the Netherlands-based CGE Risk’s partners in the South East Asia region to undergo the Advanced Practitioner level certification, a scheme introduced in early 2020. He is now a proud bearer of the “Advanced Practitioner” badge.

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