The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) says that to facilitate a wider understanding of the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) process, its experts recently held a one-day FSA training course. Details as follows:
The course was present free of charge, for delegates attending the first meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 1) and over eighty delegates attended this event.
The course commenced with an overview and purpose of a FSA and an explanation of how FSA relates to regulatory impact assessments and the Goal-Based Standards Safety Level Approach (GBS/SLA).
Information on the five steps of the FSA process:
i) Hazard Identification
ii) Risk Analysis and Examples
iii) Identification of Risk Control Options (RCOs)
iv) Cost Control Assessment (CCA); and
v) Reporting and recommendations for decision making:
Further information on course material can be found via the IACS website at: http://www.iacs.org.uk/