Risk assessment and safety barrier management for tanker operations
Gundula Stadie-Frohboes, Head of Dep. Risk & Safety, Systems Engineering, DNV GL gave a presentation on ‘‘Risk assessment and safety barrier management for tanker operations” at 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. She highlighted that one single factor might not lead to in an incident, but the combination of them, as there is mostly more than one reason behind an incident (e.g. design at the limit, manufacturing not as intended, operation at the limit). This problem can be controlled through “barrier management” which uses the bow-tie method in a continuous way. The bow-tie is in simple words a combination of fault and event tree methodology. An incident can happen if several prevention barriers, such as design, manufacturing control, operating and maintenance according to their specification, fail. She explained that for the barrier management several bow-ties are developed and combined and the barriers are continuously monitored.
The2015 SAFETY4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfullyconcluded on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting1100 delegates from 30 countries representing a total of 480 organizations.
A unique panel of 24 global experts presented latest maritime safety perspectives, best practices, security trends, loss prevention issues and human element challenges. Positive feedback on the presentations together with roundtable discussions proved the programme and speakers successfully addressed current maritime issues.
The event organized bySQE4SEA and sponsored byABS, ASPIDA, CHALOS & Co Law Firm, DNV GL, Dorian LPG, Hellenic War Risks, Hellenic Lloyd’s Register, MAGSAYSAY, Marshall Islands Registry, Norsafe Group, Phoenix Register of Shipping, SpecTec Group, SQEMARINE, Steamship Mutual P&I Club, Thenamaris(Ships Management) Inc., Transmar Shipping and UK P&I Club.Furthermore, the event was supported by: ALBA Graduate Business School, AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, Green Award, ECOMASYN, E, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, , Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Committee of Lloyd’s Brokers’ Association, HELMEPA, HEMEXPO, Hellenic Maritime Law Association, Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers, International Propeller Club, IFSMA, MARTECMA, Piraeus Marine Club, University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yatch Club of Greece.
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