Ivica Ninic last week presented an introduction to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and how it relates to asset management. He discussed the purpose of PHA and provided a brief overview of the key tools used to analyse process hazards. He also took us through a practical application of hazard analysis to ensure the safe and prolonged operation of assets.

Throughout Ivica's webinar, he:

  • Provided a high-level overview of PHA studies of HAZOP, Bow Ties and LOPA; and
  • Illustrated how the outputs of the PHA studies can be used to:
                • Identify safety-critical activities that need to be prioritised to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of process hazard controls; and
                • Develop leading performance indicators to monitor process safety risk.

Through this insightful webinar, we gained an appreciation for PHAs and how their outputs can be operationalised to minimise dynamic risk and monitor performance.

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About the Presenter:

Ivica Ninic is the Director (Sydney) for Safety 21 Pty Ltd.  Ivica is a Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE), Certified Functional Safety Professional, Certified Associate in Asset Management and SGSi-trained Bow Tie Facilitator, with 20 years’ experience spanning HSE engineering, process safety management and operational risk management.

Ivica specialises in operational risk governance, major hazard risk management, assurance of operations discipline and incident investigation and learning.  Ivica has held roles in engineering design, plant operations, technical safety consulting and corporate operational risk leadership. Ivica was previously the Governance & Assurance Manager at Ausgrid and prior to that the Head of Process Safety at Origin Energy. His career has also included senior leadership and technical roles with Sherpa Consulting, contract roles with Shell and numerous international engineering and design projects.

Participating in the process safety professional community, Ivica volunteers his time and subject matter expertise on projects with the IChemE Safety Centre and the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, has chaired and presented at international conferences and, until recently, developed process safety management advice for members of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), where he was the Vice-Chairperson of the Process Safety Subcommittee.