Process Safety

Process safety management (PSM) aims at preventing production or operational accidents

Process safety is part of the overall safety entity in process plants. Process safety management (PSM) aims at preventing production or operational accidents, equipment damage, production interruptions, and harmful emissions. Process safety accidents are less common, but their consequences are, at worst, extremely serious and costly damages to people, the environment, property as well as the company brand.

Technical understanding of the processes and functions of a plant is the key to ensuring process safety in any industry dealing with materials with hazardous properties and subject to major accident hazards.  Pöyry’s safety experts have a deep technical background and safety assessments led by seasoned experts detect the possible HSE risks in practices, procedures or technical solutions. The efforts that are undertaken to improve the safety of facilities are often aimed at finding the right technical solution first.  Human behaviour and organisational leadership are equally important and need to be addressed.

Pöyry provides various safety services related to process safety. For example, HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study) and SIL (Safety integrity level) analyses, HEA (Human error analysis) and consequence analyses are the core expertise of our experts. Our experts also carry out risk analyses related to explosive atmospheres (ATEX), including explosion and ignition risk analyses. Process safety management (PSM) development services offer a comprehensive expert view of process safety of the plant focusing on i.a.

  • Process safety leadership
  • Process safety risk assessment
  • Competence development
  • Contractor management
  • Operational procedures
  • Management of Change
  • Maintenance, mechanical integrity
  • Emergency planning and response
  • Compliance audits and reviews.