Introducing reservoir safety through the concept of 'risk' and 'performance'.
Ensuring acceptable performance and managing risk from reservoirs and dams whilst
avoiding unnecessary expenditure on physical interventions is a considerable challenge.
The wide variety of dam types and forms, together with the physical settings in
which they are located, further complicates the task. The concepts of risk and
performance explained on this introductory one day course provides a useful basis
on which dam managers and engineers can build their understanding of:
the critical risk factors of dams and the systems within which they function;
the significance of the outcomes of reservoir risk assessments and how to make
judgements as to their adequacy;
efforts required to collect further data, conduct further investigations or assessments,
or to instigate remedial options if required.
An introduction to the existing reservoir safety management framework and the
role of reservoir risk assessment (in England and Wales).
Concepts of risk, performance and reliability.
The tiered approach to risk assessment for reservoirs and the risk assessment
An introduction to risk identification, risk analysis and evaluation.
Tolerability of risk and the ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) principle.
Considering options, proportionality and other considerations.
Who should attend ?
Owners, reservoir undertakers and mangers of reservoirs in England or Wales. Trainee
dam engineers, inspecting engineers, supervising engineers and consulting engineers.
At the end of the course participants will understand:
the purpose and reasons for reservoir risk assessment;
reservoir safety process and industry regulatory requirements;
the risk assessment framework and the various components of a reservoir risk assessment;
the considerations when undertaking a review of a reservoir risk assessment;
portfolio comparison of risk assessment outputs;
the possible actions following assessment and awareness of options to reduce risk.