Why worry about something that isn't going to happen
June 10, 2019
Providing a framework for alarm management – The bowtie method
June 13, 2018
Don’t be alarmed – Understand the problem & undertake action
The UK Health & Safety Executive highlight that there is significant evidence to show that poorly designed alarm systems have contributed to major incidents and emphasize the need to provide accurate and timely detection and diagnostics to Operators.
Humans are a relatively weak protection measure and their role to prevent or mitigate hazardous events relies on an interaction with field and control room equipment to Detect (the problem), Diagnose (the cause) and Do (the right action) in response to an alarm.