We transfer analytical methods, which are known e.g. as an instrument of safety engineering in the process, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries or in the Hazardous Incident Commission, now also to new areas, such as "normal" companies, offices, authorities, event centers and organizations, in order to improve their "Vulnerability".
This includes proven methods, such as the HAZOP-procedure ( Hazard and Operability) and theFault Tree Analysis, which are "state of the art" especially in the area of critical infrastructure (chemical plants, nuclear power plants etc.). Covid-19, cyber and terrorist attacks in recent months / years have shown that these methods are excellent.
Identification and evaluation of risks
Evaluation of the influencing factors
Once the relevant risks have been narrowed down, the influencing factors, possible errors, events etc. should be identified (= event tree analysis based on a Fault Tree Analysis) and on the simultaneous interaction (even independently). What sounds abstract has quite understandable reasons: It is often not the occurrence of a single major factor/fault, but the occurrence of a chain of smaller and "in itself" rather secondary individual errors, omissions, communication failures and events, which together can lead to catastrophic consequences. Prominent warning examples are the Chernobyl disaster, the poison gas spill in Bhopal, India, the Love Parade accident in Duisburg, and the high death rate in northern Italy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Impact on the health of the population/employees
- Effects on profitability / economic viability
- Effects on Enviroment
- Effects on functionality