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process safety management

More and more industrial firms are implementing a systematic approach to safety, with the aim of reducing risk by improving the safety of staff and the public.

The expertise of GCM Consultants, recognized as one of the best in North America, allows our clients to rank among the top performers in their industry.



Occupied Building Safety (Facility Siting) according to API752/75

Our experts have carried out risk studies relating to occupied buildings for nearly 40 sites in total in the Americas and in Europe.

PSI (Process Safety Information) and Safeguarding Manual

Safety Documentation System for a Production Unit :

  • Maximum safe flow
  • Overpressure protection (safety valve, depressurization valve)
  • Overheating protection
  • Dust explosion
  • Any other protective devices (fireproofing, pump protection, HC detectors, critical tracing etc. )
  • Operational constraints (start, stop)
  • General breakdown (electric, air, cooling water)
  • Identification of high– and low-pressure interfaces
  • Process protection barriers (safeguarding drawings)

Review of Process-Related Risks (Process Hazard Analysis, PHA)

  • Qualified facilitators
  • What-if, HAZOP, LOPA, FMEA, SIL determination, Bow-tie Analysis (Basic, cyclical, revalidation)
  • Consequence analysis using :
    • Semi-quantitative tools for toxic and fire/explosion substances using the Dow : Fire and Explosion Index (F & EI), Dow Chemical Exposure Index (IEC)
    • Quantitative impact analysis for toxic and fire/explosion substances using Trace® and Phast
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) (individual and societal risk assessment) using Safeti® 

Inspection and mechanical integrity

  • Certified inspector
  • Fitness-for-service levels 1,2 and 3


  • Combustible dusts
  • Fall protection
  • BowTie training
  • CSA Z767

Procedures and Practices

  • Safe Task Analysis / Job Safety Analysis
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • PSM Program performance
  • Dashboard development (reactive and proactive performance indicators)
  • Process Safety Observation Program


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