Process Safety Management (PSM)

Process Safety Management (PSM) is the application of management principles and systems to the identification, understanding and control of process hazards to prevent process-related injuries and incidents.

Process Safety is different from Occupational Safety.

Process safety is a blend of engineering and management skills focused on preventing catastrophic accidents and near misses, particularly structural collapse, explosions, fires and toxic releases associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances such as chemicals and petroleum products (Ref: Energy Institute).

There are several different PSM Models defined but in essence, they are all very similar in that they comprise of layers for integrating an organisation’s process technology with their operating procedures and standard management programs.

Applied KPI can offer PSM support based upon any selected PSM framework. We work very closely with our Clients to ensure that their selected model meets requirements (i.e., regulatory and/or industry best practice).

We offer comprehensive support services with regard to existing and new PSM Systems (i.e., develop and implement).

Our approach is based upon Plan-Do-Check-Act and includes (but not limited to) the following:

Gap Analysis

We will thoroughly review existing HSE Management System, processes and safety activities.

PSM Framework Proposal/ Selection

We will propose the optimum framework taking all aspects into consideration (e.g., risks, resources and costs).

Development and Implementation

Having selected the PSM Model, we will develop appropriate policies, procedures, training programmes, KPI etc and collaborate closely with our Client for successful implementation.

Surveillance Monitoring / Fine Tuning

Working closely with our Clients, we will periodically review the PSM System and propose/ apply corrective actions to ensure alignment.

Review and Auditing

We will provide a high-level review/ audit of the PSM System and work closely with key stakeholders and leadership to ensure continuous improvement.