The new Standard on pipeline safety management (AS 2885.6) has been released for public comment. It will be important to everyone in the industry who is involved in safety management studies, whether for design or operation. Please download the draft document and provide your feedback before the closing date of 13 September.
The basic safety management process in the new AS 2885.6 is largely unchanged. However there is increased emphasis on the ALARP principle, and a new requirement for senior management approval where failure consequences may be particularly serious. For each stage of the pipeline lifecycle through design, construction, and operation, the new Part 6 includes more specific requirements for safety management studies. Several new appendices provide extensive guidance on all aspects of the safety management process.