Technical Risk Management

Understanding the safety, environmental and business continuity risks associated with your facility is paramount to your successful operation.

Our Services include:

  • Risk management systems
  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA, PHA)
  • Fire, explosion and toxic cloud dispersion modelling and consequence analysis
  • Facilitation of risk studies (CHAIR, HAZID, HAZOP, RAMBO)
  • Layer of protection analysis (LOPA / SIL Assessment)
  • Safety in design
  • Bowtie analysis
  • Construction risk assessments (CHAIR)
  • Fault tree and event tree analysis


Process Safety

Process Safety is the application of a structured framework, based on applying sound engineering and scientific principles, for the management of operating systems that process and handle hazardous substances.

Our Services include:

  • Process safety design and management
  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA)
  • Process hazard analysis (PHA)
  • Controls Hazard and Operability Studies (CHAZOPS)
  • Fire, explosion and toxic cloud dispersion modelling and consequence analysis
  • Cyber security risk analysis
  • Alarm management
  • Muster point and egress route design
  • Fire and gas detection system designs
  • Process safety system audits
  • Safety case studies
  • Facilitation of reliability studies (RAM, RAMBO)
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis

Industrial Fire Engineering

Industrial Fire Engineering is the application of engineering principles from a multiple of engineering and science disciplines including mechanical, electrical, structural, chemical, civil and human behavior in emergency situations.

The primary objectives of fire engineering is to ensure designs, management systems and protection systems are optimized to save life, protect property and protect the environment within the specific stakeholder and project constraints.

In order to do this one must fully understand the inherent fire risks of their design, building or facility. This is done through the application of engineering principles, standards and codes and expert judgment based on scientific studies of the fire phenomenon, how fire affects the natural and built environment and how people react in emergencies.

Our Services include:

  • Performance based fire engineering solutions (RPEQ, C10, EF)
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire safety audits
  • Fire system design solutions from concept to construction
  • Fire, explosion and toxic cloud dispersion modelling and consequence analysis
  • Evacuation modelling, muster point and route design
  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA)
  • Fire system auditing and compliance
  • Incident investigation
  • Emergency response planning, audits and consultation

Hazardous Area

A Hazardous Area Classification identifies areas where explosive gas or dust atmospheres may occur and quantifies the risk in the form of hazardous area zones. This allows for the appropriate design, selection, procurement, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of equipment, in these areas where a potential risk of explosion exists. In particular, it allows the Operator to operate and maintain their facility safely and provides a mechanism to manage the risks associated with electrical equipment within a classified hazardous area.

The Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000) places the responsibility of the hazardous area classification with the operator of the facility.

The design, construction, testing and inspection of Hazardous Area installations must be carried out by competent persons. Competency to perform Hazardous Area work is defined within AS/NZS 60079.14 clause 4.4 and in accordance with AS/NZS 4761.

Our Services include:

  • Risk based hazardous area classifications
  • Prescriptive hazardous area classifications
  • Ex rated equipment design, commissioning and verification
  • Hazardous area dossier audits, development and verification

Functional Safety

The relentless march to more and more automation in process plants and general industry means that the safe operation of controls systems and electrical equipment has become absolutely critical. An in depth understanding and thorough application of the functional safety lifecycle across the design and implementation phases of a control system minimises harm and means that the highest possible level of safety is targeted and achieved.

With over ten years of practical execution experience with functional safety projects MWS Risk can deliver all the safety related aspects of your control system. We can execute an entire project or assist with discrete parts of the functional safety lifecycle. Specialising in Burner Management and Combustion Control Systems, autonomous machines (stackers, ship loaders, cranes), Emergency Shutdown (ESD) systems and Machine Safety and guarding systems.

Our mantra is simple is best. 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.

Our Services Include

  • Safety instrumented system (SIS) design, auditing, commissioning and verification
  • LOPA / SIL assessments
  • SIL verification
  • Functional safety lifecycle
  • Safety audits
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA / FMECA)
  • Reliability and availability studies

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.