Task Risk Assessment Guide

Author(s) Step Change in Safety
Publisher Maritime Safety
Date 2003
Pages 38
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb







The TRA, standing for the Task Risk Assessment, is one of the fundamental legal requirements aimed to reduce the probability of the work accidents. This approach has been commonly established in the maritime and offshore industry with the objective to improve the human safety standards on board ships and offshore installations. The present guidebook will provide readers with the professional advice on the risk assessment.

The authors tried to give their advice to enable readers to assess their current safety systems against the provisions contained in this guide, and help them with identifying the improvements to be made. In addition, the information provided in the pages of this compact volume, can be used as a basis when developing a completely new TRA system following the best industry practice, and will also be helpful when referred to during the implementation of the system and its application.

The readers will find valuable information on the different roles and responsibilities of the people involves, and their competencies that are required. Of course, the adoption of the TRA approach will eventually result in better risk awareness by people engaged in the task and reduce the number of incidents. It is a good supplementary tool and reading for those seriously concerned about safety.

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