Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)
A Powerful Tool for Identifying Major Hazards and Risk Issues
Most government licensing authorities require operating companies to carry out Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) hazard identification (HAZID) studies during the design of facilities, as well as prior to construction and during operation.
Company corporate requirements also cover HAZID studies. Hazard studies carried out late in the design phase, such as Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), often identify safety and environmental issues that can cause project delays or costly design changes. Therefore, many clients require a HAZID study during early design so that hazards can be avoided or reduced.
What is HAZID?
A HAZID study is a tool for hazard identification used early in a project as soon as process flow diagrams, draft heat & mass balances, and plot layouts are available. Sources of external hazard, such as existing site infrastructure, weather, and geotechnical data, are also required. The method is a design-enabling tool, acting to help organise the HSE deliverables in a project. The structured brainstorming technique typically involves the designer and client personnel engineering disciplines, project management, commissioning and operations. The major findings and hazard risk ratings help to deliver HSE compliance, and form part of the project Risk Register required by many licensing authorities and company in-house standards.
Bureau Veritas believes that hazard study is an integral part of the feasibility study and design of hazardous facilities. Bureau Veritas supplies all of the administrative arrangements for hazard studies, including the meeting’s Chairman and Secretary, the computer software support and offsite meeting venues, if appropriate. Our Hazard Register tool simplifies both the identification of hazards and compilation of a Hazards Register. The company provides consistent reporting formats and action response auditing to ensure that issues have been addressed to meet the project schedule.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas
Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader specialising in conformity assessment services related to Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE). Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities globally, Bureau Veritas is well known for its ability to adapt to changing client environments and situations and for its commitment to providing leading solutions through quality service.
Knowledge &Expertise Through expert local teams and technical knowledge, Bureau Veritas are able to deliver packaged and targeted solutions and information, to support our clients’ unique business requirements.
Network With a global network of over 1,400 locations in more than 140 countries, Bureau Veritas provides tailored solutions to clients throughout the world across a diverse range of industries.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a HAZID take?
For the installation of an oil & gas unit on an existing site, typically 2 to 5 days.
Can you advise what types of hazard study is required for a project in our location?
Yes, we can advise on legislative requirements and good practice compliance.