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Integrated HSE and Risk Management for Generation Projects

Integrated HSE and Risk Management for Generation Projects

Power generation related projects are subject to a myriad of HSE and Risk Management requirements throughout the system life-cycle, and for a range of project types. Projects involving outages are subject to tight seasonal time window constraints with little room for error.

The challenge was to provide Project Managers with an integrated, easy to follow yet scalable approach to HSE and Risk Management that fits their project delivery methodology, and is scalable to different projects. The team clearly wanted to further enhance the safety of subcontractors, with a clear interface to contractor management.

Our client engaged Nova Systems (Nova), based on its experience in safety-critical systems, risk management, and project management. The first objective of this engagement was to perform a gap-analysis to provide solution options, and the second objective was to develop the client preferred solution.

Nova’s Systems Engineering Consultant identified the key stakeholders, project interfaces and developed a set of ~50 solution requirements using a basic set of project scenarios. The requirements served to quickly resolve differences in needs, and to ensure all stakeholder requirements were identified.  The gap-analysis identified up to 70 processes that potentially needed integration, and also examined past projects for best-practice. In parallel, a contractor management system was under development and an interface was required to be defined.

Scalability was provided by an up-front decision on the “Project HSE Risk Rating”, using clear criteria.  The decision was recorded and then used as a key to activate relevant steps later in the process.  A second decision point was based around the contracting strategy decision, i.e. who is the Principal Contractor.

Initially a skeleton solution architecture was developed as a flow of key steps, and then detailed functionality added until all requirements were met. The final solution was a single step-by-step Project HSE and Risk Integration Procedure that included thirteen easy-to-follow steps over four project stages. To meet client policy, a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were added to complete the product.

Providing managers with a single user-centric, step-by-step approach to HSE and Risk Management not only reduces their overhead, but makes for a more integrated and effective safety and risk program. Guidance must be simple to ensure that the framework and processes are readily adopted

Using a basic set of solution requirements was effective in resolving needs early in the development.

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Bret Barton

General Manager – Integrated Solutions

Bret is responsible for building and governing the Integrated Systems Business Unit encompassing the ...

Bret is responsible for building and governing the Integrated Systems Business Unit encompassing the:

– Transport Program (rail, roads, ports, infrastructure),
– Oil/Gas and Utilities Program and
– Land and Protective Services Program (Defence and civilian vehicles and services)

Bret has been a Manager at Nova for 10 years and spent over 20 years working with Canadian, United States and Australian Air Forces. Bret additionally consults and instructs to industry in engineering and business systems.

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Tim Anderson

Program Manager - Energy & Resources

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas ...

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas and mining sectors. In these sectors, Tim leads our client relationships, client solutions delivery,  client-led innovation and sector strategies. Tim has 30 years experience, working with clients in energy, resources, utilities and engineering sectors.

 

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Nick Kemp

Chief Capability Officer

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising...

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising staff competencies, Intellectual Property, innovation and training. In this capacity, Nick works across the Australia and New Zealand business and is responsible for implementing Nova’s global capability framework.  Nick is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the defence, rail, utilities, medical device and civil aerospace sectors.

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