Industries
Mining and Mineral Processing
MWS Risk understands that the health and safety of employees and visitors to the facility and the surrounding community is the number one priority for our mining clients. This is coupled with a strong focus on environmental risks and sustainability; however, for risk mitigation solutions to be feasible they must also consider the economic impacts and commercial risks. We know that production downtime is a leading commercial risk for our mining clients, and in formulating risk solutions, business continuity and minimising operational impacts is one of our key driving forces.
Far too often clients are advised to implement protection systems before the risks of fire and/or explosion are understood. Our industrial fire engineering and technical risk services to our mining clients are focused on getting to know their risks, before the application of any mitigation solution. We strive to think differently than our competitors and look for solutions that target the risks themselves to achieve an inherently safer design, with minimal operational impact and that is commercially viable.

MWS Risk is experienced and accredited in auditing and the design of all fire protection, detection and alarm systems and specialises in the development bespoke, fully engineered, systems which target the risk. We can help deliver a fire system project from concept to detailed design, construction, operation and maintenance.
MWS Risk is experienced in and offer a full range of Hazardous Area Classifications, design, verification and auditing.

MWS Risk can execute an entire project or assist with discrete parts of the functional safety lifecycle and we have a practical understanding of the hardware and software of the control system that we are implementing. We understand the criticality of designing and implementing a system that can be safely tested and maintained. We will work to deliver systems that at every turn maximise safety while being a simple, easy to maintain and as cost effective as they can be.

MWS Risk is experienced and qualified in the facilitation of risk workshops and studies, including HAZID, HAZOP, RAMBO, CHAIR, Bowtie, CHAZOP and LOPA.

Oil and Gas
The oil and gas industries are dynamic and complex, and as such, so are their risks.

Lots can go wrong!

One of the most serious risks facing the industry is the potential for uncontrolled loss of containment of flammable and toxic substances, fires and explosions. The consequences of these risks can be long lasting and devastating to the client commercially and reputationally and result in multiple injuries or fatalities and harm to the environment.

MWS Risk has a proven track record of designing, implementation assistance and auditing:

  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Burner Management and Combustion Control Systems
  • Over Pressure Protection Systems
  • Machine Safety and guarding systems
  • Emergency Shutdown (ESD) systems
  • Fire and gas detection systems
  • Fire protection and suppression systems
  • Explosion detection and suppression systems

MWS Risk is experienced in and offer a full range of Hazardous Area Classifications, design, verification and auditing. This includes the development and auditing of Hazardous Area Dossiers and the design and verification of EX Rated instruments.

MWS Risk is experienced and qualified in the implementation of the Functional safety lifecycle (IEC 61511) and in the facilitation of risk workshops and studies, including HAZID, HAZOP, RAMBO, CHAIR, Bowtie, CHAZOP, LOPA and FMEA/FMECA.

power
Power stations throughout Australia face fire risks associated with their power production method along with the risks of aging infrastructure and tight economic constraints. MWS Risk engineers have vast experience in the risks associated with gas, coal, hydroelectric, diesel/fuel oil and solar power stations and electrical distribution facilities.

MWS Risk engineers have assisted power station and distribution clients by leading fire risk assessments to determine the most appropriate mitigation solutions, and developed fire suppression,

detection and alarm system designs from concept level to implementation, operation and maintenance.

MWS Risk engineers can facilitate electrical system hazard and operability studies, availability and reliability studies and CHAZOPs.

Chemical Processing
MWS Risk has an in-depth knowledge of many chemical processing industries and extensive experience in the hazards associated with them. To tackle these hazards, MWS Risk has registered professional engineers in process safety engineering, fire risk engineering and functional safety, which, when combined, form a comprehensive service in risk identification, analysis and control, from concept design through to implementation, operation and maintenance.

MWS Risk engineers are experts in quantitative risk assessments (QRA), process safety studies, process hazard analysis (PHA),

consequence analysis of fires, explosion, toxic gas dispersion and loss of containment of hazardous substances. Our focus is on inherent safety. To do this we concentrate on the hazards that exist and work with the client to effectively apply inherently safety design concepts. This in turn reduces the reliance on “add-on” systems, which can significantly reduce capital and ongoing costs, while achieving a far safer plat or system.

We have led audits and documentation development for process safety management plans, emergency response plans and evacuation procedures.

MWS Risk is experienced and qualified in the implementation of the Functional safety lifecycle (IEC 61511) and in the facilitation of risk workshops and studies, including HAZID, HAZOP, RAMBO, CHAIR, Bowtie, CHAZOP, LOPA and FMEA/FMECA.

Ports

MWS Risk engineers have worked on most of the coal ports on the east coast of Australia, the iron ore ports on the west coast and many other port facilities throughout Australia and globally, including steel, grain, oil, flammable liquids, goods and other minerals.

We have a proven track record of delivery of designing, implementation assistance and auditing of control systems, safety systems, fire protection, detection and alarm systems:

  • Large autonomous machine (stackers, ship loaders, cranes)
  • Machine Safety and guarding systems
  • Dust collection fire and explosion detection and suppression
  • Bespoke fire protection, detection and alarm systems
  • Materials handling systems including reclaim tunnel conveyors, surge bins, train load out facilities, ship loading

MWS Risk is experienced and qualified in the facilitation of risk workshops and studies, including HAZID, HAZOP, RAMBO, CHAIR, Bowtie, CHAZOP and LOPA.

Water Treatment
Water treatment brings a unique suit of risks that are not typically a concern for other industrial clients. These facilities must continue to operate as they directly impact the community they serve and are often in close vicinity to that community.

MWS Risk engineers have worked closely with many water treatment facilities across Australia, and in particular, in the areas of fire risk management, fire systems and smoke extraction systems designs and performance-based solutions, safety systems and control systems for underground pumping stations.

MWS Risk has conducted many complex studies into the ignition of fire, movement of smoke through enclosures and underground caverns, and human behaviour in an emergency through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling and statistic analysis.

MWS Risk is experienced and qualified and has conducted many risk workshops and studies, including HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOPS, RAMBO, CHAIR, and LOPA, for water treatment facilities.

About Us

MWS Risk was formed through the collaboration of three industrial risk management experts, each bringing a set of unique skills and experience to provide wholistic and complete risk management solutions over a range of industries.