At IHF we have a wealth of experience working with COMAH sites, in particular helping COMAH sites demonstrate compliance with the new regulations. We have helped organisations responsible for critical infrastructure through to boutique distilleries to ensure their COMAH capability and compliance exceeds the COMAH Regulations 2015 guidelines.
We have had numerous successes in lifting Actions Legal imposed on COMAH establishments and upstream oil and gas companies. In fact, we have never in our 7 year history failed to adequately address regulatory expectations either in advance of an inspection or addressing issues after an inspection.
Some examples of our success include:
Interconnector: Interconnector controls the UK – Belgium Methane-transfer pipeline. IHF have been engaged to conduct HAZID studies, safety-critical task analysis and provide general human factors advice.
United Molasses Storage (UMS):At the recommendation of the HSE, UMS approached IHF with an urgent need to review and re-design their Management of Change procedures and documentation for their Hull and Liverpool Bulk Liquid Storage facilities. This procedure is now in place across all UMS sites in the UK.
Tennants Distribution: IHF reviewed and updated two Safety Critical Procedures from an HEA and HRA perspective for Tennants Distribution. This was conducted using our systematic method that includes the COMAH delivery guide and SRAM, IHF experience/expertise and very recent guidance provided to us by the regulator.
IHF designs, develops and delivers highly experiential and interactive training for organisations of all sizes within the Oil & Gas sector. These courses include:
- Major Accident Hazard awareness (MAH)
- Human Factors Awareness (HFAT)
- Safe Working Behaviours/Behavioural Based Safety (SWB/BBS)
- NOTECHS and CRM
- Train the Trainer
Document Design & Use
IHF is highly skilled at Gap Analysis, development and production, and re-design and reformatting of documents in isolation or as part of a wider HF intervention.
IHF are industry experts on Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) – audit, re-design, implementation and review.
Workload & Staffing Levels
Task Analysis and Time Line Analysis, and measuring the impact of Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs) are some of the techniques IHF have used to improve safety and business performance as a result of improving inefficient workload and staffing levels.
IHF can conduct evaluation of communication, decision-making, awareness, workload and Team Performance Analysis within the framework of the SHELL model.
Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA), Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA), Task Analysis (TA), Human Risk Analysis (HRA)
CoW Training, NOTECHS Assessment & Measurement
Procedural Review, Barrier Models, SHELL, Dirty Dozen
Qualitative Hazard Analysis
HAZID, HAZOP, HAZAN, HMI Review, HRI
Quantitative Risk Analysis
HEART, CREAM, ATHEANA, THERP, Goal Structured Notation
Management of Change (MoC)
Gap Analysis, Document review & Design/Re-Design
Task Analysis, Cognitive Task Analysis, Safety Critical Task Analysis, Organisational Walkthroughs
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Reliability Assessment, Analysis, Assessment and development of Procedures
Critical Incident Technique, Root Cause Analysis, Fault/Event Tree Analysis
Project Planning, Design & Execution
HFIP, ISSoW replacement programs
Safe Work Practices and Permit-to-Work
CoW, ePtW/PtW, Working at Height, Confined Space Entry, ISSoW & ISSoW Replacement Planning, implementation & Training
Process Equipment Design
HMI style-guide authorship, Verification, Design layout to BS EN & ISO standards
Development of Labelling schema, Zonal Analysis
Facilities & Workstation Design
Link Analysis, SHERPA, Anthropometric Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments, Tooling Layouts
Control Centre Design
Development of Mock-ups, Participatory design Review, Ergonomic Design & Layout, Link Analysis, Workload Analysis
Task Analysis for alarm scenarios, FEED of Alarm Systems, Overhaul of alarm triggers, colour schemes and alarm philosophy, Assessments Reviews, Audits and Development, Manuals and Procedures, Qualitative Reliability Assessment
AI Design (Assessment and Review), HMI Design and Verification, Development of Wireframes