Development Of Barrier-oriented Audit Protocols And Safety Culture Questionnaires: Application To Dutch And Danish Test Sites
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N. J. Duijm, H. B. Andersen, B. Cleal, A. R. Hale & F. W. Guldenmund
Within the ARAMIS project methods were developed to assess the quality of safety management with respect to implementing and maintaining effective safety barriers. This paper summarises the development of the framework of the safety management model and, based on this, the development of an audit protocol and a safety culture questionnaire for \“Seveso” companies. Some results from audit and safety culture assessments at a few test sites are reported. Keywords: safety management, safety audit, safety culture, safety barrier. 1 Introduction The ARAMIS project (Accidental Risk Assessment Methodology for IndustrieS) aims to develop a fully integrated set of risk assessment methods to assess the probabilities and consequences of major hazard risks in \“Seveso” companies. This paper describes the results of the activities related to safety management. The objective of the ARAMIS project in this field was to develop a methodology that provides an assessment of safety management quality at a major hazard site, and to include this assessment in the overall conclusion about the total risk level of the site. The main activities in the field of safety management assessment can be divided into:
safety management, safety audit, safety culture, safety barrier.