$40 oil, cost cutting and a link to major accidents
With oil in the low $40’s and the perception by many that there is a link between major accidents and spending cuts, now is the time for all leaders and managers to make sure their company is doing the right things.
Senior executives are rightly concerned with conserving cash and making the organization leaner. Alas, though, that distracts many from the goal of avoiding accidents and protecting life.
RiskCom is here to help with a practical risk management seminar to he held in Houston on 10th September.
Overview of Four Practical Initiatives to Reduce Risk in a Cost Cutting Environment
In this seminar RiskCom will first answer the question: where should we focus our attention and why?
Second, we will work through a simple and effective checklist that you can use to gauge how well you’re doing.
We promise you’ll get practical ideas that you can actually implement; adding value and potentially saving money. Certainly reducing risk!
The four initiatives that we will walk through are:
- Understand potential accidents and barriers. Make sure barriers are working properly. Bow-tie diagrams, performance standards and verification schemes.
- The importance of people and culture and ideas for managing both.
- A useful tool to help people in charge manage the myriad of operational considerations safely – the manual of permitted operations (MOPO).
- The righthand side of the bow-tie diagram and preparing for the worst – Emergency Preparedness.
These four areas have been developed from our combined 60+ years of experience in risk management in the oil and gas industry, the results and conclusions from numerous investigations of major accidents and performing the role of expert witnesses and advisors.
Self evaluation checklist
Additionally, to help you prioritize and decide where to start, we’ll also provide a short checklist for you to gauge your current situation and provide guidance.
We will also provide ongoing email support – so just fire off any questions you might have.
Houston complimentary breakfast seminar date, time, location
Thursday September 10th, 2015.
Breakfast will be served at 7-30am. Presentation will start at 8am.
Duration – about an hour from presentation start. Time will be made available for questions.
Who should attend
We invite professionals managing risk associated with hazardous facilities from drilling, engineering and operating companies – concept through to decommissioning.
Everyone can benefit from this fundamental, simple and effective approach to managing risk.
Registration closes Thursday 27th August at 5-50pm (central)
Space is limited to 30 people.
Many have registered and expressed interest already.
Based on our experience we will sell out quickly.
RiskCom and the Author
Morris Burch is a chartered Mechanical Engineer and process safety management expert with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry.
He has lived and worked in Europe, Australasia, and the USA where he has spent the last four years as a testifying expert in the Deepwater Horizon litigation.
Jeremy Goddard is a world renowned authority in the field of risk management for major hazard facilities with over 25 years’ of experience.
He has lived and worked on major capital projects across the globe including Europe, Australasia, Middle East and the USA. His last 15 years have been in the USA.
Jeremy and Morris are co-founders and CEO of RiskCom.
RiskCom is a new risk and safety consultancy specializing in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industries.
We look forward to seeing you in September.