Risk & Safety

Risk & Safety

LOC’s highly motivated staff have specialist knowledge of risk management, process hazard assessment, safety practices and procedures and marine environmental issues. Our multi-discipline approach to assignments is significantly enhanced by our expertise in marine operations, casualty investigation and consultancy work.

Safety Case Preparation: Our personnel have the safety case development experience which spans all phases of the project lifecycle, onshore and offshore; within concept selection evaluation, FEED and detailed design support, construction activities, operational support for mobile offshore drilling units (IADC), pipelines, decommissioning / abandonment, revisions and updates to existing safety cases.

Risk Assessments / Studies: LOC personnel have a long track record in performing formal safety assessments (FSA’s) / risk and safety studies, including; consequence analysis, fire and explosion, dropped object, ship collision, quantitative risk assessments, ERRA, ESSA, and ERRV validation trials (UK PFEER).

Workshop facilitation: Our Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) facilitators are some of the most experienced in the industry. We have extensive experience in conducting HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, ALARP/CBA, SVA, FMECA, Bowtie, Management of Change (MoC), concept selection, layout reviews and in the planning and running of associated workshops.

HSEQ Management Systems: We have highly experienced personnel in the development of strategy, philosophy, plans, and guideline documents for projects and operations, which are designed to address regulatory and Safety Case requirements. Our documents will address integrated management systems for international drilling, HSEQ / PTW systems for onshore oil, gas and port operators.

Regulatory Approvals: Safety Case preparation and submission, bridging documentation, interface plans, construction, operation, abandonment, pipeline, emergency response, and subject matter expertise (SME).

Risk Based Inspection: Risk Based Inspection (RBI) uses risk analysis methods to focus tests and inspections on process equipment in high-risk service.  This allows potential losses of safety, environmental impacts, equipment damage and business interruption to be minimised. Its utility is based on the rough premise that testing and inspection can be focused on high risk service areas rather than on low risk items. RBI will allow you to; prioritise your equipment for inspection, optimise inspection methods and frequencies, and develop specific equipment inspection plans, which ultimately results in improved safety; fewer forced shutdowns and reduced operational costs.

Process Safety Management: Consistent with the PSM standard and in preparation for Risk Management Plans, we conduct audits (gap analyses) of existing programs. We provide you with recommendations that meet the requirements of the 14 elements outlined in the PSM standard. We will actively track recommendations to ensure strategies are instilled into the performance culture.

Our Risk & Safety Expertise

Cargo Disputes

We provide expert advice at all stages of the marine claims and disputes process, including marine accident investigatio...

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Cargo Disputes

Analysis

LOC has access to a broad range of engineering software which our naval architects, structural and civil engineers use t...

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Analysis

Cargo

We provide expert services for cargo damage & cargo liquefaction. There are many types of cargo carried at sea. LOC’s ...

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Cargo

Condition Surveys

LOC’s experience and expertise ensure that we are instructed by other interests to complete surveys and studies for du...

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Condition Surveys

Marine & Engineering Consultancy

Marine & Engineering consultancy covers a wide variety of activities, our role is part of the risk assessment and manage...

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Marine & Engineering Consultancy

Casualty

The experience and specialist knowledge of LOC’s technical staff enables us to investigate claims, provide expert opin...

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Casualty

FMEA / FMECA

LOC is the leading provider of FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and FMECA (failure mode, effects and criticality...

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FMEA / FMECA

Collisions & Groundings

LOC is frequently instructed to assess the damage resulting from vessel collisions and groundings on behalf of the vesse...

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Collisions & Groundings

Marine Warranty Survey

LOC has been acting as MWS on behalf of underwriters, their assureds, the assured’s contractors, or for self-insured c...

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Marine Warranty Survey

Marine Accident Investigation

LOC can offer a fast and cost-efficient service for clients that need an accurate presentation of any collision, allisio...

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Marine Accident Investigation

Risk & Safety

LOC’s multi-disciplined technical staff have a broad knowledge range of risk management, safety practices and procedur...

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Risk & Safety

Fixed Object

LOC’s maritime civil engineers have been instructed on over 2000 fixed object damage (FOD) investigation cases in more...

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Fixed Object

Dynamic Positioning

LOC is specialised in the assessment of all kinds of DP vessels with DP notations DP-1, DP-2 and DP-3. We have a track r...

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Dynamic Positioning

Personal Injury

We have a proven track record of successful investigation of personal injury, root cause analysis and provide recommenda...

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Personal Injury

Studies

LOC is a leading provider of expert technical advice and support across a wide spectrum of marine industry topics. We ha...

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Studies

Hull & Machinery

LOC’s technical experts can investigate the cause, nature and extent of damage or failure, as well as offer accurate e...

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Hull & Machinery

Industry Standard Audit

We have extensive experience with many standard formats including CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) (main and sma...

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Industry Standard Audit

Port

We provide expert services relating to ports and terminals. ...

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Port

Technical Support

LOC has a broad spectrum of technical expertise throughout our offices, providing global coverage to match our clients...

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Technical Support

Pollution

LOC’s technical experts have attended major pollution incidents, and have also provided marine pollution prevention ad...

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Pollution

Surveys, Inspections & Audits

We have undertaken an extensive range of surveys, inspections and audits in all parts of the world and on behalf of man...

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Surveys, Inspections & Audits

Shipyard Construction

LOC has the capability and experience to support throughout the construction of any type of marine asset being built, an...

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Shipyard Construction

Salvage

LOC’s track record of marine salvage consultancy extends over 35 years and includes involvement in some of the worlds ...

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Salvage

Advisory and Due Diligence Services

LOC experts have extensive experience performing pre-purchase surveys for a variety of clients. LOC offers pre-purchase ...

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Advisory and Due Diligence Services

Vessel Assurance

LOC provides a bespoke vessel assurance process to determine that a vessel and / or its equipment meet contract and oper...

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Vessel Assurance

Voyage

The experience and specialist knowledge of LOC’s experts, means that we are able to investigate claims, carry out anal...

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Voyage

Wreck Removal

LOC’s track record as independent technical experts advising vessel owners and insurers in some of the world’s most ...

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Wreck Removal

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