Navigation Risk Assessment

Risk assessments and risk-based thinking allow for a pro-active approach that can help to reduce the likelihood of maritime incidents by identifying risk controls. This is essential for new developments and managing risk at ports in line with the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC).

Navigation (Marine) Risk Assessment identifies and assesses the hazards and risks affecting vessel navigation, before considering current controls to mitigate risks and further controls that could be adopted to minimise risk as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Our risk assessment processĀ applies guidance from the PMSC and the methodology for assessing the Marine Navigational Safety and Emergency Response Risks of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI). The process involves the following steps:

  1. Data gathering (history)
  2. Hazard identification
  3. Risk analysis
  4. Existing risk controls
  5. Future risk controls

Outputs from the above process include a ranked set of navigational risk assessments, current and future controls weighted by their importance for each navigational risk assessment.

The completed set of risk assessments can then be loaded into risk management software to maintain a process of reactive and pro-active risk review.

Monty Smedley

Navigation Risk Assessments
+44 (0)23 8071 1892

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