Hazard Log Management
A key requirement for any project with safety implications is that hazards should be identified through a structured process and other means, and that such hazards should be recorded and managed until their risk is eliminated or reduced to a level that is ALARP
Projects which entail a significant number of hazards are likely to require a hazard log manager and, possibly, some sort of hazard log management tool.
A hazard log manager is responsible for initiating the process that identifies hazards, keeping a log of all hazards that are identified, assigning actions to individuals and/or companies, tracking the progress of actions, reviewing action responses and, as part of a hazard management committee, accepting or rejecting action responses and closing hazards that are demonstrated to be eliminated, negligible or ALARP. As part of this process, the hazard log manager should maintain a log of all hazards that are open, and an audit trail for those hazards that are closed.
Sotera can provide resources to fulfil the role of hazard log manager, and can develop the tools that enable him to manage a hazard log. We do not use proprietary hazard log software for this purpose; as such software rarely meets the needs of individual projects. Instead, we prefer to develop databases that are tailored to the needs of the client.