R4Risk – the first decade

R4Risk – the first decade

A big milestone has been achieved at R4Risk this month – December marks R4Risk’s tenth year of operation. We would like to take this occasion to reflect on the growth of our organisation and to also thank our staff and the support of our clients. Founded in 2008, R4Risk’s aim was to be recognised within […]

Risk Engineering Society Presentation

Following on from Elio Stocco’s presentation at HAZARDS Australasia in 2018, the Risk Engineering Society (RES) invited R4Risk to present at one of their events. The aim of the RES is to promote risk engineering, communicate and share lessons learned, facilitate collaboration between members and risk professionals and provide expert advice to stakeholders. The same concepts in […]

Exploring New Capabilities of Phast and Safeti 8

At the end of 2017, DNV GL released the latest version of their process hazard analysis software, Phast and Safeti 8. Version 8 offers a range of model improvements, particularly with the inclusion of the new Along Wind Dispersion (AWD) method. The AWD method enhances the representation of cloud dispersion for short duration releases. R4Risk […]

New Edition of AS 1940 “Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids”

The 2017 edition of AS 1940 has recently been released. This standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of combustible liquids. Various clauses and definitions have been updated. Some updates that are of particular significance from a process safety perspective have been summarised by one of R4Risk’s Directors, Lachlan Dreher.

LOPA – Managing Hazardous Events

The quarterly newsletter 'Opportunity' from the Risk Engineering Society was released in June, and within it, an article written by two of R4Risk's Principal Risk Consultants - Kate Filippin and Elio Stocco. Kate and Elio discussed Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and its popular use in assessing whether a hazard is adequately controlled. The article explores the purpose of LOPA, where it fits into the family of risk assessment tools as well as the steps involved in the LOPA process.

Safety Case Development – Making it Work

There are many pitfalls to be avoided during the development of a Safety Case, but there are also a number of opportunities to embrace the process and in doing so, achieve significant improvement in the operations of the facility. Lachlan Dreher, along with other risk management and process safety experts, came together in May 2017 to share their observations and experience in managing the operation and process safety risks of hazardous facilities.