Task Risk Assessment
Task Risk Assessment (TRA) is presented, what it is and how it is used in the petroleum industry. Typical techniques are covered with respect to the area of business (upstream/refining/marketing/retail) and the extent of risk exposure. The selection of the appropriate process is explained. The techniques described include verbal and written procedures, the written ranging from simple proformas to qualitative tabular and matrix methods. Examples are given.This review of TRA has been prepared to publicize to a wider audience how the petroleum industry procedures are controlling the risk to their workers, also meeting the intent of the Framework Directive 89/391/EEC.