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Safety Techniques Workshop

19 November 2019, London, UK

FIRE-EXIT SHEBA test facility at 20degHuman Factors shipbuilding

The Workshop is a one day event and the sessions will be led by suitably qualified and experienced members of the RINA Safety Committee. It is designed to be interactive to encourage active participation and will incorporate various practical group exercises based on a variety of case studies.

The intended audience will be from all sectors of the marine industry, looking to gain or refresh knowledge of the fundamental principles of safety and risk management.

The syllabus and content of the workshop is largely be based on the content of the RINA-document Safety Guidance for Naval Architects, albeit with some additional identified topics,. As such, the Workshop is designed to be an introduction to and/or refresher of the fundamental concepts of safety and risk, including occupational safety considerations and accident analysis, rather than an advanced course.

Workshop Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

On attending this Workshop attendees should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of safety and risk, with particular respect to the maritime regulatory framework.

2. Describe the factors impacting on their professional obligations as maritime professionals with respect to safety and risk management.

3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of some fundamental techniques used to conduct risk assessments for marine systems and operations.

4. Demonstrate an awareness of some of the typical risks and hazards associated with the marine environment, in particular the potential consequences of poor or inadequate design, construction or operational procedures.

5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the personal risks that a maritime professional may be exposed to while working outside of the office, and the importance of safety management systems in mitigating these risks.


09.00 – 09.30        Registration and Coffee

09.30 – 09.40        Introduction (T. Blakeley, RINA)

09.40 – 10.00        Responsibility for Safety (S. Watts)

  • Duty of Care
  • Professional Obligations

10.00 – 10.45        Concepts of Safety & Risk (V. Jenkins, LR)

  • Definitions, eg. Safety, Risk, Hazard, Causal Factors, etc.
  • Societal expectations (eg. of level of risk)
  • Importance of developing a Safety Culture
  • Cultural influences, eg. organisational/company, geographical, etc.

10.45 – 11.15        Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.45        Designing for Safety (V. Jenkins, LR)

  • Regulatory Framework/Regulations affecting Safety Techniques
  • Overview of Formal Safety Assessment (FSA)
  • Overview of Goal-Based Approach (GBA)
  • Strengths & Weaknesses of different approaches

11.45 – 12.45        Accident Analysis & Case Study Scenario (A.Bain, RINA SC Chair)

  • Why accidents happen?
  • Why do we investigate accidents/incidents?
  • Overview of Accident Analysis Models
  • Introduction of Accident Case Study (to be used during subsequent sessions on qualitative and quantitative risk techniques)

12.45 – 13.45        Lunch

13.45 – 14.30        Qualitative Risk Techniques – Overview (D. Barber)

  • Hazard Identification
  • Consequences and scenarios
  • Risk Matrices – design and application
  • Risk Ranking
  • Risk Mitigation & Residual Risk

14.30 – 15.00        Qualitative Risk – Practical Exercise (D. Barber)

  • Hazard ID Workshop Exercise

15.00 – 15.30        Break

15.30 – 16.00        Quantitative Risk Techniques – Overview (J.Spouge, Amber Safety Consulting Limited)

  • Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • Risk criteria
  • Decision making
  • Data sources

16.00 – 16.30        Quantitative Risk Techniques – Practical Exercise (J.Spouge, Amber Safety Consulting Limited)

  • Frequency Analysis
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)

16.30 – 17.00        Safety Management (D. Barber)

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Personal / Occupational Safety
  • Practical Challenges in Safety Management

17.00 – 17.30        Closing Discussion & Feedback (A.Bain, RINA SC Chair)


Course Fee

RINA members  £125+VAT= £150

Non members  £150+VAT= £180

Concessions(retired/students, etc)  £75+VAT= £90

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Conference Venue

The workshop will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

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