TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Game-Based Learning – A Non-Trivial Pursuit?

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 10, 2016 10:09:04 AM

A common frustration within major hazard industries is that accidents continue to happen even though we go to great trouble to train our personnel to avoid them. Making learning stick is a universal problem that educational institutions have been wrestling with for decades.

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Topics: HSE / Safety Cases

Why fire and gas detector mapping is key to improved safety in oil and gas facilities

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 5, 2016 10:20:38 AM

Fixed fire and gas detection systems in processing facilities typically ensure that risk mitigation systems such as isolation, blowdown and active fire protection are activated in the event of a hazardous event. A well-designed system provides an appropriate level of detector redundancy to guard against false trips and detector faults. Fire and gas detector mapping studies provide an objective analysis of detector layouts to support the design process and optimise the number of detectors needed to meet coverage targets.

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Topics: HSE / Safety Cases

An Introduction to Land Use Planning Criteria for Pipelines

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 2, 2016 10:12:49 AM

In practice, the segregation of hazardous industries and populated areas is not always practicable. Urban expansion and industrial development can often lead to an increased pressure to site hazardous industries, such as refineries, chemical plants, pipeline networks, etc., adjacent to vulnerable populations like residential areas, schools, hospitals and shops.

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Topics: HSE / Safety Cases

‘Operationalising’ Your Safety Case – Engaging the Workforce

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 21, 2016 10:59:46 AM

The development or revision of a health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) case inevitably involves significant time and effort, with input from a wide range of people and departments. However, once the HSSE case is delivered, the opportunity to truly embed it in day-today operations is often missed, leaving the workforce thinking, “How do I use it and what is expected of me?”

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Topics: HSE / Safety Cases