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In this 45-minute session, The Safety Artisan looks at Preliminary Hazard Analysis, or PHA, which is Task 202 in Mil-Std-882E. We explore Task 202’s aim, description, scope, and contracting requirements. We also provide value-adding commentary and explain the issues with PHA – how to do it well and avoid the pitfalls.
Topics: Preliminary Hazard Analysis
- Task 202 Purpose;
- Task Description;
- Recording & Scope;
- Risk Assessment (Tables I, II & III);
- Risk Mitigation (order of preference);
- Contracting; and
Topics for This Session
What are we going to cover in this session? Quite a lot! The purpose of the task, a task description, recording, and scope. How do we do risk assessments against Tables 1, 2, and 3? Basically, it is severity, likelihood, and the overall risk matrix. We will talk about all three, about risk mitigation and using the order of preference for risk mitigation, a little bit on contracting, and then a short commentary from myself. In fact, I’m providing commentary all the way through. So, let’s crack on.
Task 202 Purpose
The purpose of Task 202, as it says, is to perform and document a preliminary hazard analysis, or PHA for short, to identify hazards, assess the initial risks, and identify potential mitigation measures. We’re going to talk about all of that.
First, the task description is quite long here. And as you can see, I’ve highlighted some stuff that I particularly want to talk about.
It says “the contractor” [does this or that], but it doesn’t really matter who is doing the analysis, and actually, the customer needs to do some to inform themselves, otherwise they won’t really understand what they’re doing.
Whoever does it needs to perform and document PHA.
It’s about determining initial risk assessments. There’s going to be more work, more detailed work done later. But for now, we’re doing an initial risk assessment of identified hazards. And those hazards will be associated with the design or the functions that we’re proposing to introduce. That’s very important. We don’t need a design to do this. We can get in early when we have user requirements, functional requirements, that kind of thing.
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