Background: COVID-19 is affecting every industry, including Process Industry’s Safety Management. SafetyCase.sg has recently conducted an interview with Jeremy Gan, one Business Development Executive of TUV Rheinland Singapore. In this interview, SafetyCase.sg intends to find out how the industry stakeholders can jointly combat COVID-19 situation in the aspects of Process Safety and Safety Case.
SafetyCase.sg: Hi Jeremy, thank you for your time with us today. Can you tell me something about yourself?
Jeremy : Hi SafetyCase.sg, it is my pleasure, thank you for the opportunity. I work in the Industrial Services team of TUV Rhineland Singapore mainly supporting Safety Assurance for the Process Industry. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have a chance to intern at TUV Rheinland Singapore back in 2018. It was in my short stint with TUV Rheinland that made me realise I am interested to contribute to the safety aspect of Singapore process industry, particularly in the aspect of Safety Case Regime.
SafetyCase.sg : Can you elaborate more on TUV Rheinland’s services in support of Safety Case Regime?
Jeremy: TUV Rheinland, originated in Cologne Germany in 1872, is with business focus in quality and safety. In Singapore, our industry services teams focus on Safety Services for the process industry in line with local regulations and best engineering practices. With a rich experience of more than 400 Safety Case Projects done globally, we can support all aspects of Safety Case development in Singapore including MAPP, PHA, SHMS, EPP and QRA, as one registered QRA consultancy with NEA (National Environmental Agency). In addition, we support in Functional Safety (SIS/SIL/SIF) application for process industries according to IEC 61511 and Explosion Protection services in line with ATEX/IECEx.
SafetyCase.sg : Can you name some of your clients and some project names you have conducted?
Jeremy : I am sorry that I’m unable to share the project names to Non-Disclosure Agreement signed with companies. However, I can share some of our local client list includes regulatory body and industrial giant like EMA, Shell, Evonik, SRC, CPChem and so on.
SafetyCase.sg : Does the COVID-19 affect the safety services for process industry greatly in Singapore?
Jeremy : Yes, indeed it does. However, we still offer continuous support for our clients to my best ability, though we have to reschedule some auditing jobs.
SafetyCase.sg : How does your team manage to continuously support your clients?
Jeremy : We tap on the advancement of technology, go digital and go remote. As it is our utmost priority to ensure the well-being and safety of our customers and employees, with the support of the clients, we now conduct our services remotely by telecommuting and working from home.
These services include Gap Analysis, Training, Auditing, Verification, Assessment and workshop in the aspects of Functional Safety (SIS/SIL/SIF), Safety Case (HAZOP/QRA/LOPA) and Explosion Protections (Atex/IECEx).
Some examples are:
Online Training of SIS according to IEC61511
Remote Support of Functional Safety:
SafetyCase.sg : Thank you, Jeremy. I appreciate your sharing and now I’m more confident that the process industry will manage its safety well with the support from your company and others. Any further comment from you?
Jeremy: All stakeholders will need to work together amid this pandemic. While many companies scale down operation and reduce inter mingling, safety remains utmost paramount and cannot be compromised. We particularly seek the support and understanding of plant owner and companies that we will offer services remotely during these period of “circuit breaker”.
SafetyCase.sg: Thank you, Jeremy. I look forward to seeing you next time.
Business Development Executive for Industrial Services
Tel: +65 67990338
H/P: +65 9170 9814
Fax: +65 65628579
TÜV Rheinland Singapore Pte. Ltd.
25 International Business Park #01-57/58