Risk Analysis (as required by the OHS Act)

to assess compliance to SANS 10147 (as required by SANS 10147) –a legal requirement of the OHS Act

SANS 10147

The OHS Act requires you to do this every five years, after any alteration, or near miss incidents on your Ammonia plant.

A typical risk analysis would include the following:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Document Review
  • Definition of a Hazardous Installation
  • Contractor Control & Responsibility Definition
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment OHS Act & SANS 10147 requirements
  • Needs identification
  • Policies & appointments
  • Incident Reporting & Recording
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Security
  • Specific Risk Assessment & Comments - Ammonia Refrigeration Plants
  • Worst Case Scenario & Responses
  • Prevention
  • Possible Causes
  • Implications of an accidental ammonia release
  • Possible further consequences relating directly to a risk situation arising on the refrigeration system
  • Action to be taken in a worst case scenario
  • Ammonia Release Considerations
  • Potential Release Profile
  • Anticipated Ammonia Concentrations in the vicinity of a vapour release
  • Investigations into previous incidents of ammonia release & risk profile
  • Aerial view of the area showing wind direction
  • Site Evacuation Plan
  • Assessment list of non-conformity to SANS 10147 requirements
  • Action Plan to bring plant into conformity
  • Photographic Illustration of problem areas

Annexures:

  • Properties of Ammonia
  • Exposure to Ammonia - First Aid
  • On-site safety requirements
  • Plant & Requirements
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Alarm/Detection System
  • Dealing with an ammonia leak
  • Ammonia Release or Accident emergency procedures
  • Regulation 9 - Recording & Investigation of Incidents
  • Hot Work Permit
  • General Work Permit
  • Electrical Installation Regulations
  • Scaffold Inspection
  • Contractor Equipment Log
  • Contractors on Site

Analysis done to check conforming with SANS 10147 requirements.

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