Standardization of barrier definitions

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IOGP Report 544

This report standardizes the types and categories of process safety barriers. The target audience is all leaders and workers that contribute to process safety performance on an asset.

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Description

IOGP Report 544

This report standardizes the types and categories of process safety barriers. The target audience is all leaders and workers that contribute to process safety performance on an asset.

The terminology provides a basis of common understanding which companies can use to further refine or develop more detail as appropriate to their activities.

The use of consistent and simple terminology is aimed at personnel at all levels and will assist in communication.

Standardization and common understanding

  • will assist the review of bow ties and related tools to ensure clarity and completeness
  • provides the means to identify areas of shortfall in a consistent way, gathering data from more operations (and operators) enabling trending and focus on the specific causes of failure on certain barriers and facilitate improvements.

Additional information

Theme

Publication Date

2016

Report Number

544

Topic

Process safety, Safety barriers

Document type

Report