This paper introduces a program successfully designed and implemented within ScottishPower, a major UK Utility. The program focuses on the development of an integrated Process Safety Management system. The program has since been developed, tailored and implemented in 3 European based Offshore E&P operations.

The program is based upon adopting UK HSE guidance on developing process safety indicators (HSG 254) and supported by numerous other international standards including ISO55000:2014 (Asset Management) and API Recommended Practice (RP) 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators; the program has driven positive change through awareness and understanding of Process Safety and asset Integrity risk at every level of staff and contractor in the organization.

Central to the program is the development of quantitative Key Performance Indicators from a Bow Tie Hazard identification and analysis process. This paper explains the methodology of how Bowtie theory can be used to develop leading KPIs covering an entire asset base; illustrated with a walk through of relevant Hazards, Bow Ties and KPIs.

The paper will also articulate how ScottishPower utilized the KPI data within a near time KPI dashboard system, to enable staff at all levels to understand the current status of the risk control barriers across all assets regardless of age, type and level of automation. This innovative approach to KPI development and management enables ScottishPower to identify Safety, Human and asset risks in real time and to implement proactive solutions at facility and boardroom level before critical barriers fail.

This paper will be of particular value to those who are commencing implementation of a process safety management system or those who have a well-established system but feel that their current approach to KPI development is not portraying an accurate, timely risk profile of risks associated with human factors, safety culture, contractor management, ageing equipment, drilling and completions

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