Safety / Fire
A comprehensive study of all the likely exposures
due to electrical faults, storages, and other hazards associated with the
industries. Safety Audit is a statutory requirement under the Factories Act.
Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) have developed a code for Occupational Health
and Safety called IS 14489. Telos has expertise in auditing for the requirements
of this questionnaire.
Electrical Safety Audit
electrical safety audit of the plant basically
looks into the details of the safety aspects of the electrical equipment, review
of the operating and maintenance scheduling, testing procedures. In addition the
electrical accident investigation / reporting formats are studied and commented
upon. Electrical Safety Audit would help identify potential electrical hazards
which when eliminated / reduced, would improve plant safety.
OFF-Site Disaster Management
Off-site Disaster Management Plan also known as the District Disaster Management
Plan is the responsibility of the District Collector. Telos personnel have
extensive experience in preparation as well as organizing mock drills to assess
the level of preparedness of the District level authorities to handle a
Disaster Management Plan (DMP)
This study involves evaluation of an emergency like fire, explosion, toxic
release or accidents which can occur during handling of hazardous material; the
assessment of an emergency, raising and
communication of alarm. This would also include identifying the responsibilities
and duties of various officers in an emergency. Preparing an On-site Emergency
Management Plan for handling emergencies is mandatory, for major accident hazard
Detection & Protection
A Schematic layout design / review of the Fire Protection / Detection System for
industries would be undertaken. Layout of hydrant system along with details of
firewater requirements would be provided as per existing national /
international codes. For existing Fire Protection & Detection Systems,
recommendations would be provided where necessary.
Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) Study is the
application of a formal, systematic and critical examination of the process and
engineering intentions of a process design. The potential for hazard is thus
assessed and malfunction of individual items of equipment and the consequences
for the whole system are identified. HAZOP is structured around a specific set
of guidewords, and ensures significant coverage of all possible problems while
allowing sufficient flexibility for an imaginative approach. HAZOP study is
recommended during or after the detailed design stage of a plant and can be
carried out on plants being set up as well as on operating plants.
18001 has been developed by BSI (British Standards Institution) to urgent
customer demand for occupational health and safety management system against
which their management systems can be assessed and certified. OSHAS 18001 has
been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001: 2000 (Quality) and ISO 14001:
1996 (Environmental) Management Systems Standards, in order to facilitate their
integration if desired.
The Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) identifies
and analyses the hazards during the concept, design and blueprint stages. Based
on the analysis, recommendations are made to reduce / minimise the hazards and
to plant the layout of the facility. PHA is used to evaluate hazards early in
the life of a process. It is generally applied during the conceptual design and
R&D phase of a process plant. It is also used as a design review tool before
a process P&ID is developed. This will help in proposing safety layout of
Fire Risk Assessment
To Identify areas which have a potential for Fire / Explosion Risk. The existing
detection and fire-fighting system would be reviewed. The various systems such
as fire hydrant and sprinklers would be studied
and recommendations given for improvement.
This includes determination of affected distances for the identified Maximum
Credible Loss Scenarios using computer aided software. The distances would
indicate the radiation and over pressure level
for flammable substances and vapour concentration for toxic chemicals. By using
this technique, one can locate the areas of the site which would be affected in
the event of an emergency. Consequence Analysis distances are incorporated in
the On-site as well as Off-site Emergency Management Plan.
Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
Qualitative Risk Assessment (QRA) identifies potential physical hazard using
structured techniques. Evaluation, Assessment and Quantification of hazards in
terms of probability, magnitude, severity and frequency are also undertaken. The
techniques adopted are Fault Tree Analysis, Consequence Analysis, Event Tree
Analysis, Individual Risk and Societal Risk.
TELOS has a separate cell for carrying out “Risk
Surveys” from underwriting view point for Insurance Companies / Reinsurers / Insurance Brokers.