Hazard Identification Study (HazID)

Identification and understanding of hazards are fundamental to manage the associated risks

The Hazard Identification Study (HazID) provides users with a systematic process whereby the project is broken down into component parts and subjected to a detailed analysis. This analysis exposes each component to a series of predetermined guide words that help identify hazards that may be inherent in the process. For the purpose of this assessment, a hazard is defined as a physical condition, act, or omission with the ability to cause loss. Loss encompasses injury to personnel, asset damage or loss, environmental damage, loss of production (downtime, rework, etc.) and/or liability/litigation. The identification and understanding of the hazards present, or those likely to be present, in the defined working environment are fundamental to our ability to manage the associated risks. The Boots & Coots HazID will draw upon existing knowledge and expertise of the HazID study group as well as adopting BowtieXP® to support our qualitative methodology.

The hazard control process can be based on the client’s hazard control hierarchy or one can be provided/customized by Boots & Coots to meet specific requirements. Likewise, risk mitigation can be based on the client’s risk matrix or one can be provided by Boots & Coots. Hazards will require some form of control if we desire to mitigate associated risks. Boots & Coots offers a Web-based action-tracking program where we post the HazID action items and track them through fruition. Notifications are sent to responsible persons as defined during the initial HazID process.