Tapora has been involved in different projects across different industries. Tapora is specialised in safety management, risk management, human factors and system safety consultancy services. Tapora has experience from the completion of various incident investigations, human factors and system safety projects in the following industries; nuclear, process, oil & gas, aviation, air traffic control and railway as well as delivering human factors and system safety courses to universities.
Tapora is assigned as the safety manager for a system safety engineering project related to the upgrade of two Air Traffic Control towers.
The project included a management seminar regarding incident investigation development. The project consists of developing the incident management process as well as providing incident investigation training.
Tapora has been involved in designing a new facility in the nuclear-related industry as a Human Factors Engineering (HFE) advisor. The project aims to encapsulate spent nuclear fuel in copper canisters before its final disposal. This approach aligns with the nuclear power program philosophy of continuously upgrading safety requirements as a driving force for development. This project will involve building a new encapsulation plant.
Incident investigation training for senior investigators in an energy group, including wind power. The training is based on modern safety science and human factors methods. Training courses completed in:
- United States
The assignment included completing a task risk assessment of various work activities focusing on hazardous tasks at the dairy plant.
Tapora has completed Safety Leadership seminars for leaders in different process and chemical companies. Seminars have been conducted on several occasions in Denmark, Sweden, and Panama.
- Completion of risk assessment of different types of flight operations
- Implementation of a hazard log
- Set-up of a risk-based Management of Change system
Tapora developed guidelines document for HSE Contractor Management and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for the Swedish Association of Process Safety (IPS).
Incident Investigator training program. Development of a training program for senior incident investigators in a large energy group based on modern safety science methods provided by Hollnagel, Woods and Dekker.
Lead investigator for an incident investigation for a severe incident for a global Oil & Gas operator. The investigation was for one of the company’s central business units in the Middle East.
Secondment to to a global Oil & Gas operator as Senior Human Factors/Safety Advisor. Assignment as senior advisor in Human Factors and System Safety in accident and incident investigations throughout the Group:
- Business Unit senior safety support to international business units in Asia and Europe.
- Process Safety advisor related to Management of Change, Risk Management and Contractor Management.
- Project “Root Causes in Investigations”. Elaborating how to investigate root causes in relation to accident and incident investigations.
- Expert advisor in Incident investigations
- Incident investigation training
- Process safety training
- Human Factors Engineering – framework for Human Factors in HAZOP/HAZID process
- Internal Human Factors Engineering lecturer for process engineers
Lecture regarding modern safety science in incident investigations including resilience engineering and Safety-II.
Safety leadership and human factors lecturer for leaders in the Swedish Armed Forces maintenance organisation. Changing the focus from why things go wrong to the understanding of why things go right (understanding resilience).
Safety Leadership for senior leaders in for a Global Terminal Network provider. Completion of Safety Leadership course for the leadership team in Latin America.
Outlining Human Factors and System Safety in a leading Energy Group in Northern Europe. Defining what Human Factors is and what the company already is doing well in this regard. HSE Managers, HSE engineerings and other HSE staff participated in the workshops.
Lead investigator for an incident investigation in a nuclear power plant.
Lecture for a railway cargo operators accident and incident investigators. How to complete incident investigations using the human factors and system safety approach.
Lecture in human factors and system safety in the course “Complex Systems in Technology and Society” within the master’s program in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering at Uppsala University.
- HSE Asset Integrity and Reliability Management Training
- Human Factors Training
- Leadership Training
Development, implementation, and support for the Group, Corporate HSSEQ, regarding global risk-based process safety Management of Change (MoC).
Project deliverables included developing a corporate MoC standard, procedures and procedures template, process flow charts, MoC pocket guide, training, and staff coaching. Worldwide roll-out in the different business units:
Project Manager and Human Factors expert for the Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) for a nuclear power plant shutdown period completed in 2011.
Qualitative risk analysis related to introducing one-person operated trains on the local route in a Nordic country.
The project enclosed Human Factors expert in the EXAM-HRA research project. The EXAM-HRA was a Nordic and German project assessing human reliability analysis (HRA) applications in existing probabilistic safety analysis (PSA) studies. The overall project objective was to guide a” state of the art” HRA to ensure that plant-specific properties are adequately considered in the analysis.
Qualitative risk analysis investigation related to a portable dead-man’s handle in the drivers cabin for a railway operator utilizing a CRIOP-analysis.
The assignment included a communication plan addressed from management to all personnel on-site and globally related to managing the Coronavirus pandemic’s consequences.
Internal revision of JAR-OPS 3 flight operations management system for a helicopter operator.
Outlining the risk management process in a chemical process plant.
Crisis management training for the leadership team at a dairy plant in Sweden. The training included a desk exercise with different scenarios with different training purposes. We ended with a report that included things that worked well and things that could be improved.
Development of a new and updated Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) method for a nuclear power plant operator within the framework of Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA).
The purpose of the HAZID study was to identify possible hazards for a new medical technology system whose functional purpose is to decontaminate rooms contaminated with viruses, bacteria, germs, toxic mold and spores. The purpose of the study was also to generate a set of recommendations / measures to eliminate or minimize the identified hazards. The results from the HAZID study were summarized in a HAZID report which presented a number of measures which in turn are followed up and shut down by the client.
Tapora has completed system safety engineering projects, including flight safety assessments, in various ATM projects for an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). System safety engineering and safety case assignment for various complex ATM (air traffic management) projects in close cooperation with different industry suppliers
System safety engineering support during software development for a new production platform for Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).
System safety engineering for implementing a new Voice Communication System (VCS) for several Air Traffic Control Towers and Centers in Sweden.
System safety engineering project for a mobile airbase system. Flight safety assessment and Safety Case of an air traffic control system for a mobile airbase system.
Flight safety assessment and safety case for the update of Swedish military air traffic control towers.
Tapora has been assigned to complete an incident investigation for a severe incident in a recycling plant.