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Fire and Risk Engineering

About Fire and Risk Engineering

The industrial fire and risk engineering team are focussed on ensuring the highest standard of safety and compliance across hazardous industries, including mining, oil and gas, land and sea transport, water and wastewater treatment, process industries and specialty facilities such as research laboratories and healthcare.

We are equally aware of the costs associated with the operational sustainability of fire safety systems so our approach is to provide a ‘fit for purpose’ solution that always takes into account operator human factors to make best use of the systems.

What We Cover

Performance based alternative solutions for industrial facilities, including Power Stations, Warehouses, Underground Mines
Fire Safety Studies
Evacuation Modelling
Emergency Planning
Fire Risk Assessment
Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Quantitative Hazard Assessment (PHA / QRA)
Process Safety Design and Management
Reliability Engineering (RAM, RAMBO)
Pipeline Safety Management
Fire and Explosion Modelling
Safety Case Studies
Hazardous Area Numerical Modelling (to support Risk Based HAC)
WHS Compliance Assessment
Incident Investigations / Expert Witnessing
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing Systems Advice
Fire Detection Systems Advice, including Video Based Fire Detection (VBFD)
Accredited by NSW Planning and Environment under ‘Three Ports SEPP’ to carry out Hazard Analyses, Fire Safety Studies and HAZOP Studies – Port Kembla, Port Botany Newcastle.

Dangerous Goods

About Dangerous Goods

In nearly all regions, government regulates dangerous goods/ hazardous chemicals storage and handling to minimise the likelihood of accidents and to minimise adverse impacts.

A significant challenge posed to operators of dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals facilities is meeting their safety obligations due to dangerous goods safety management requirements being quite onerous.

The RiskEng team are accredited in Dangerous Goods by the Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC) and are available to assist in this complex field.

What We Cover

WorkCover and WHS notification
Site Plan Development
Design by Professional Engineers (RPEQ)
Emergency and Security Planning
Operational Policy and Procedure Development
Development of Chemical Registers, Placarding and Manifests
Greenfield site evaluation
Council Documentation
Fuel and chemical storage design
Site Compliance Audits
Investigation Reporting
WHS Compliance Advice
Risk Assessment and Training
Process Design
Safety Management System Development (SWMS, JSAs etc.)
Classification of Dangerous Goods (ADG)
Hazardous Chemicals (GHS & HSNO)
Scheduled Poisons (SUSMP)
Package Store and Distribution Centre Design
Fuel Tank Farm Design
Mine Site Chemicals and Fuel Storage Design and Auditing
Underground Mine Fuel Storage Design
Laboratory Dangerous Goods Storage Design
Healthcare Hazardous Chemicals Storage Design
Accredited by NSW Planning and Environment under ‘Three Ports SEPP’ to carry out Hazard Analyses, Fire Safety Studies and HAZOP Studies – Port Kembla, Port Botany Newcastle.

Hazardous Areas

About Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area engineering is predominantly associated with the storage and handling of combustible dusts, flammable liquids and gases at locations, such as laboratories, mines, power stations, chemical storage and manufacturing facilities, as well as shipping and loading facilities.

Our team is skilled and accredited in Hazardous Area Classification, Hazardous Area Design and Hazardous Area Installation auditing. Where appropriate we utilise ‘performance based’ approaches that are compliant and recognised nationally by regulators to add massive value to projects compared with some of the more traditional and esoteric prescriptive approaches.

What We Cover

Risk Based and Prescriptive Hazardous Area Classification for all types of installations from Fuel farms to Research laboratories
Verification dossier Development and/or Review
Ex Rated Equipment Installation Design and commissioning
Accredited Hazardous Area Installation Auditing (Qld)
Facilitation and assistance with IECEx rated equipment approval
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) vapour plume modelling
Hazardous Area Classification in Catastrophic Events Scenarios (e.g. gas cylinder Loss of Containment)
Combustible Dust Hazardous Area Classification
Development of Hazardous Area minimisation strategies

Risk Facilitation

About Risk Facilitation

Our capabilities cover all aspects of risk facilitation from business continuity, corporate governance, Safety in Design, and Process Hazard Analysis across the entire project lifecycle, including planning phases, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed design, construction, operation, maintenance and demolition.

We are experienced in addressing a range of operational risk and value management proposition analyses leading to clearly defined recommendations.

What We Cover

Safety in Design
LOPA/SIL Assessment
Bowtie Analysis
CHAIR Assessment
Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis
Safety Case Studies
SEPP33 Studies

Functional Safety

About Functional Safety

Design for reliability and functional safety is becoming more important in almost all aspects of engineering across hazardous industries. Minimising the probability of failures can significantly improve safety and costs on projects.

Functional safety is concerned with the probability of failure and safety of a “system”, including the safety management of human error, hardware failures, software failures and environmental changes.

Our functional safety engineers are internationally accredited (TÜV Rheinland) and have significant experience in all aspects of functional safety assessments across rail, oil and gas, mining, chemical manufacturing, wastewater treatment and nuclear industries.

What We Cover

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) (IEC 61511)
Programmable electronic safety systems (IEC 61508)
SIL Studies
Functional Safety Assessments
Systems Reliability Engineering
Safety Audits
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
Risk Graph Analysis
Risk Assessments
Markov Processes
Development of Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs)
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA and FMECA)
Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis (FTA / ETA)
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