During 2021 I had a series of three articles published in The Chemical Engineer with co-author Nick Wise. The main theme was on deciding whether risks are As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). Our interest was whether the various safety studies we carry out can ever demonstrate ALARP.

Our conclusion was the studies are our tools to help us do this but ultimately we all have to make our own judgement. The main objective should be to satisfy ourselves that have the information we need to feel comfortable explaining or defending our judgement to others who may have an interest.

Access the articles below

What safety studies have you got on you menu? TCE April 2021

Risk: Tools of the trade. TCE May 2021

Making sure risks are ALARP. TCE June 2021