This paper describes an innovative approach to improving safety management in major hazard industries. It sets out how technical risk management can be integrated with people centered methods to support Oil & Gas businesses in improving Safety Performance. It considers the practical application of this safety improvement approach in the Oil and Gas Industry.

The ability to assess, understand and effectively manage both technical risk controls, people, systems and the characteristics of their safety culture in a ‘joined up’ integrated fashion, supports businesses in implementing effective and efficient safety improvement interventions. This includes asset integrity, layers of protection, technical controls, management systems, critical procedures, leadership, attitudes and behaviours – all of which have been seen as contributory factors to major accident hazards.

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