Safety, Human Factors, COMAH and Risk Management

SLR provides a comprehensive range of safety and risk services. We support clients in all aspects of safety and operational performance improvement in addition to helping clients identify business risks.


Safety Management arrangements are a legal duty for many businesses, yet performance improvement can be a challenge. Safety incidents cost businesses in terms of reputation, production, compensation, stress and morale.

  • Safety Management System Compliance
  • Development and Implementation Services
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Development
  • Management of Change
  • EHS Strategy Development
  • Incident Investigation
  • Competency Assurance
  • Employee and Contractor Safety Engagement Programmes
  • Safety Culture
  • Behavioural Safety
  • Leadership Training
  • Technical Training Programme Development and Delivery
  • Supervisor Training


Taking a risk-based approach to safety can ensure business make informed investment decisions. SLR use our technical capability and expert personnel to undertake hazard and risk studies for clients from a range of sectors. These include:

  • HAZID & HAZOP Studies
  • CoMAH / Seveso Compliance Studies
  • Risk Assessment Studies
  • Critical Asset Plans
  • Safety Case (Offshore) Support Services
  • Safety Report (Onshore) Support Services


All businesses, sites and assets rely on humans to operate and/or maintain them. The robust assessment of human error and pragmatic integration of human factors considerations in engineering, systems and people-based risk control arrangements is critical in sustaining safety performance.

Regulators are growing more and more focussed on human factors and are seeking demonstration that Human Factors have been assessed, implemented and maintained across all Industry sectors. SLR offers a range of services to support organisations in assessing and addressing human factors including:

  • Safety Critical Task Assessment
  • Human Error Analysis
  • Critical Procedure Development using Human Usability criteria
  • Human Factors in Management
  • Systems Integration Planning
  • Human Engineering/Ergonomic Design
  • Human Factors Risk Assessments
  • Manning Level Assessments
  • Fatigue Assessment
  • Human Machine Interface assessments
  • Control Room Design


SLR has a team of highly experienced Process Safety professionals who assist clients in the specific challenges of the management of Major Accident Hazards. Our services are applied across a range of process industries and we aim to focus our support of the key issues that reflect the company’s size, operating context and investment in process safety.

  • MATTE Assessments
  • Developing Process Safety
  • Management systems and associated standards
  • Developing Major Hazard awareness programmes
  • Process safety and mechanical integrity audits
  • Pre-start-up safety reviews
  • Leading in-house process safety audits prior to anticipated regulatory audits
  • Providing training for process safety staff
  • Providing assurance of proper governance to management and Directors


Our clients are exposed to business risk from a number of sources, and our experienced team of consultants work with our clients to understand current and future risks, engage in robust forward-looking planning, and identify prevention measures and risk reduction opportunities. Our services include:

  • · Environmental legal register, risk review and compliance
  • · Environmental permitting and liaison with the Environmental Regulators

Related Services:

Safety Training in the Waste Sector
SLR is supporting the roll out of a national safety, health and environmental awareness (SHEA) training scheme for the waste sector.