This publication is intended to assist EIGA members to identify issues in process safety and support them in improving their performance and assuring the integrity of their operations. It can also provide guidance for EIGA members in case of requests from authorities.
Process and plant safety performance can be evaluated through the use of key performance indicators that enable companies to identify trends and to take rapid corrective action if needed. Whilst the use of key performance indicators is common at individual company level, their application across industry is restricted because they are not harmonised in a universally shared management model for process safety.
This publication covers the selection, collection and validation of data. Multiple indicators are needed to monitor the different dimensions of process safety.
The guidance in this publication is intended to contribute to developing process safety metrics, such that the number and the severity of process safety incidents can be reduced.