OSHA in the US and COMAH in the UK require companies to follow Best Practice or what is commonly known as RAGAGEP (Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice). Companies coming under OSHA PSM or COMAH need to demonstrate that they are following RAGAGEP. The IEC61511/ISA-84 Process Industry standards are regarded as RAGAGEP.
The IEC61511/ISA-84 Standard is predicated upon a performance-based Safety Lifecycle (SLC) to help reduce risk and to provide a foundation for the development, operation and maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). The SLC is composed of three phases: Analysis, Design/Implementation (Realization) and Operation and Maintenance. Compliance with the standard is often mixed and some companies struggle with where to start and how to comply.
This webinar outlines how a company can begin on the road to compliance by starting off with a simple GAP Assessment, which highlights any “gaps” and enables recommendations to be made on how to close any gaps. It also enables companies to build off existing managed quality systems they have in place, such as ISO9000. The goal is not to re-invent the wheel but to build off an existing platform with the goal of establishing a Functional Safety Management Plan that covers the SLC for any SIS.
Managers and personnel responsible for Functional and/or Process Safety should attend if they want to know more.