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Functional Safety Consultancy across the Lifecycle

If you’d like to see what functional safety consultancy support we can give for each part of the functional safety lifecycle, simply click on the relevant box above – this will take you to a webpage specific to that topic. We explain what would typically be involved in each activity and detail what we can do to support you.

Why people contact =Method Consultancy

Our objective is to give you confidence that you have done it right. You can relax, knowing that you are safe and secure, having implemented relevant good practice effectively and efficiently

We immerse ourselves in the development and understanding of standards and guidance, to ensure we can give the best training and advice

When we deliver services, we ensure our work is an exemplar of compliance and relevant good practice

For us “Do it Right” – means “be compliant”, but we also “do it efficiently”. Compliance is important, but Compliance with Efficiency is the true goal


Most recent projects

A DSEAR review of distribution centre operations at an FMCG manufacturing site. The review considered the storage arrangements for dangerous substances in the and battery charging for fork lift truck batteries.

Industry: FMCG

Update to earlier LOPA following review by HSE.

Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement
Topic: Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

A Process Risk Assessment 2 (PRA2) study and associated report for a new herbicide process, with raw material supply from isotankers. The PRA2 was carried out by a multi-disciplinary team comprising representatives from the client and =Method with experience in Process Engineering, Process Operations, Project Engineering and Project Management, Chemistry, and Process Safety. The project was executed in accordance with =Method Safety Plan and followed the client's own PRA procedures.

Industry: Agrochemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

77 LOPA scenarios were reviewed as part of an ongoing functional safety project.

Industry: Agrochemical
Topic: Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

A LOPA “Layer of Protection Analysis” study for three events relating to a hydro-power system: flood gates opened not in accordance with procedures, flood gates not opened when required and insufficient flow. The purpose of the LOPA study was to establish the effectiveness of existing and intended protection layers and safety functions. The LOPA study considered four scenarios derived from the three events and identified a set of actions where there were uncertainties in quantifying the initiating causes and frequency modifiers.

Industry: Power
Topic: Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

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