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Risk Management Activities.

As part of both our marine consulting and ship / equipment broking activities, DMC provides risk management services relating to our clients procurement requirements and projects. Specific risk management tasks that we routinely get involved with include the following:

  • HSSE, Operations and Commercial Risk assessments. These include qualitative and quantitative risk assessments, and BowTie risk assessments
  • *Operations technique evaluations and generic risk assessments.
  • Diving Equipment FMECA.
  • Specialist safety case consulting services.
  • Root Cause Analysis.

*DMC recently completed a generic evaluation and risk assessment of an offshore personnel transfer technique (swingrope) as an in-house exercise, which is available for general use. Details are below and a copy of the report can downloaded from this page. As further generic risk assessments are made in the future, these will be also be made available for download.

Swingrope Personnel Transfer Technique
Evaluation & Risk Assessment.

* BowTie Generic Risk Assessment of the Swingrope Transfer Technique

* Full study and appendices available for download and provided for general use.

The swingrope evaluation study has been under development at DMC for several years, having started life as part of a wider, objective comparative study of personnel transfer techniques. It has been completed as an academic exercise, and also to have on file as a generic risk assessment and personnel transfer technique evaluation for clients in the future, because as consultants we are often asked to assist clients in project procedure preparation and risk management tasks.

The study is based on a comprehensive but generic risk assessment which we processed using the BowTie technique. The assessment of the BowTie R/A and study conclusions (sections 4 / 5 of the study) has highlighted the sheer scale and complexity of the threats involved with this personnel transfer technique, and the challenges of managing and coordinating the large number of barriers (Control measures) that present themselves.

The ultimate objective of the study is, we hope, as an aid to loss prevention within our industry, and this document and appendices are made available for general, public use. The BowTie R/A file can also be made available in BowTie XP format, please get in touch if you would like to receive the files in this format, or if we can be of assistance in developing a project specific risk assessment for this or other personnel transfer techniques.

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Swingrope Report


Download the report in PDF format, and the appendices (zip file approx 21mb)

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