HAZID (Hazard Identification) is a qualitative technique for the early identification of potential hazards and threats effecting people, the environment, assets or reputation. The major benefit of a HAZID study is to provide essential input to project development decisions. It is a means of identifying and describing HSE hazards and threats at the earliest practicable stage of a development or venture.


Objective of the study:

  • To identify the potential hazards and to reduce the probability and consequences of an incident in site that would have a detrimental impact to the personnel plant, properties and environment.


In addition to the Chairman and scribe, the HAZID team comprises of the following personnel:

  • Design consultant / Project Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Chemical engineer / Chemist
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Instrument Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer

Role of Ark Safety in the HAZID study

  • Facilitate/lead the team to carry out highly structured and systematic examination sessions
  • Use of standard guide words and suitable simulation tool
  • Control the discussion so that meaningful results are obtained
  • Record the discussions and submit the report to the management

Benefits of Carrying out HAZID

  • Identify opportunities for inherent safety
  • Identify Fire, explosion, toxic release scenarios and measure to prevent it.
  • Any special preparations required to be taken to handle these can be pre – planned.
  • Any specific process modifications if required can be established at an early stage.
  • Prepares the system & team, ready and confident to go ahead for commissioning. Avoids major surprises.
  • Hazards involved in operating each equipments can be enlisted at the beginning, leading to better process mapping & better control in future to getting OSHAS / ISO approvals.
  • The major benefit of HAZID is early identification and assessment of the critical health, safety and environmental hazards provides essential input to the project development decisions.