05 - Hazard Analysis
Hazard Analysis refers to techniques like Zurich Hazard Analysis, fault tree analysis (FTA) and failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) that are used to identify critical components, their failure modes and their effects on the end-product performance. Hazard analysis techniques can be applied during equipment/system design as well as to mature equipment and processes. When applied in the design phase benefits can be obtained such as less re-engineering, reduces need for further SOP controls, useful in creating operating manuals and is cost effective.
What do we look for?
- No sound design or inherent safety reviews
- No formal identification of safety hazards
- No evaluation of risk or severity of product hazards
- Lack of design documentation control.
- Analysis is carried out for all new products by qualified team or individual during the design stage
- Formalized hazard analysis completed such as EN 1050, HACCP, ZHA, FMEA, HAZOP, HAZAN, Fault tree that is appropriate for the risk
- Review and Ongoing hazard analysis.
Risk improvement ideas
- Implement a formalized Hazard Analysis system as part of your business overall product safety management program.
- Ensure changes to product design, manufacturing, procedures, materials and components are assessed by reviewing the product’s hazard analysis report.