ASSE Kuwait Chap­ter Con­ducted Tech­ni­cal Meet on ‘Dy­namic Bar­rier Man­age­ment’

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Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Safety Engi­neers (ASSE), Kuwait Chap­ter is a premier vol­un­tary, Non-profit Health, Safety and En­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, which strives to pro­vide pro­fes­sional guid­ance, train­ing, con­sul­tancy and re­sources to the in­dus­trial and so­cial sec­tors in the re­gion.

As a part of con­tin­u­ous ef­forts in its pro­fes­sional jour­ney, ASSE-Kuwait Chap­ter or­ga­nized its 213th Tech­ni­cal Meet (3rd in the term 2016-17) on” “Dy­namic Bar­rier Man­age­ment” in Ko­hi­noor Ban­quet hall, Fa­ha­heel Kuwait on 13th Oc­to­ber 2016.

The Tech­ni­cal Meet be­gan with the Open­ing ad­dress by Mr. Su­nil N Sadanan­dan, Chap­ter Act­ing Sec­re­tary, who also briefed about re­cently held and up­com­ing events of ASSE Kuwait Chap­ter. Mr. CH. Rama Krushna Chary, Pres­i­dent ASSE Kuwait Chap­ter in his wel­come ad­dress em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of at­tend­ing such tech­ni­cal events to en­hance knowl­edge of ASSE Mem­bers. Mr. Ad­nan Yousaf, Head of Tech­ni­cal Events com­mit­tee in­tro­duced the speaker for the evening Mr. Mark Fisher.

Mr. Mark Fisher has been work­ing in the up­stream and down­stream oil & gas in­dus­tries since July 1992. He has held many posts in the ar­eas of fa­cil­i­ties in­tegrity man­age­ment, oper­a­tional safety, project man­age­ment and con­sul­tancy. As an em­ployee of M/s DNVGL, he has spent much of his ca­reer sec­onded to se­nior oper­a­tional su­per­vi­sory and man­age­ment roles within client or­ga­ni­za­tions. He held ma­jor project roles, from lead­ing the con­cep­tion, de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of safety, health and en­vi­ron­men­tal, process safety and en­ter­prise risk man­age­ment sys­tems with ma­jor energy com­pa­nies in Europe, the Mid­dle East and Asia.

Mr. Mark in his pre­sen­ta­tion ex­plained the con­cept of Safety bar­rier man­age­ment which is an im­por­tant ac­tiv­ity to main­tain or re­duce process safety risk of an op­er­at­ing fa­cil­ity. Bar­ri­ers can be hard­ware, hu­man or or­ga­ni­za­tional, or some com­bi­na­tion of these.

Dy­namic bar­rier man­age­ment uses the full suite of in­for­ma­tion avail­able, in­clud­ing di­rect and in­di­rect in­di­ca­tors of bar­rier per­for­mance to in­fer bar­rier sta­tus in near real-time. Higher Im­por­tance bar­ri­ers (i.e. risk af­fect­ing) would be as­signed higher pri­or­ity than other bar­ri­ers. This can achieve bet­ter safety at lower cost than cur­rent bar­rier man­age­ment pro­cesses.

The pre­sen­ta­tion fol­lowed with a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion. As an Honor of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion, ASSE Kuwait Pres­i­dent CH. Rama Krushna Chary hon­ored the speaker Mr. Mark Fisher with a Me­mento for his ex­cel­lent pre­sen­ta­tion Tech­ni­cal Meet con­cluded with close out speech of Mr. Muham­mad Alam­gir, Vice-Pres­i­dent of ASSE Kuwait Chap­ter who thanked Mr. Mark Fisher for giv­ing an in­sight on the topic Dy­namic bar­rier Man­age­ment and M/s DNVGL for or­ga­niz­ing the same. He thanked the Tech­ni­cal Events com­mit­tee for the ar­range­ments and all the par­tic­i­pants, who at­tended the tech­ni­cal meet.

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