UK & Ireland Featured Project: FT Pipeline Systems - Integrated Management System (1254)

QEM Solutions used their understanding of the water industry to develop a management system that satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. QEM Solutions continue to manage and improve the organisations processes both on a corporate and project specific level.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

 

News Spotlight The forgotten standard: Why we can no longer ignore BS EN 80079-36

ATEX 95 (94/9/EC) & 137 (99/92/EC) required that organisations in the EU should follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere. They required that such organisations should carry out risk assessments on equipment located within hazardous areas for potential ignition sources. Large swathes of UK industry did nothing very much in response...

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Technical Consultancy

Formal Process Safety Assessments

QEM Solutions have over 10 years experience in assisting the construction industry with formal process safety assessments.

Unfotunately, all too often these assessments are time consuming and treated as a paperwork exercise, without providing any real benefit or value.

QEM Solutions have worked hard to ensure that our workshops are different form the norm. This ensures efficiency, action planning, participation and a focus on real risks. We have been reliably told that this is a refreshing change to the usual FPSA arrangement.

QEM offer the FPSA chairman roles on a fixed price or reimbursable rate to suit the contractors / clients' needs.

When completing any work to the National Transmission System (NTS) it is a requirement to carry out a Formal Process Safety Assessment (HAZID, HAZOP, SWDS, HAZCON and HAZDEM as required) on the planned works. QEM has various senior engineers qualified to carry out FPSAs on behalf of NGN, NG, SGN and Cadent. Our workshops uses ‘guidewords’ to trigger conversations about the effects of the works and how it will impact the project and the team that are carrying out the work.

The meeting aims to identify and mitigate hazards in the design, construction, and operation of the work. All topics are covered and any actions are taken away to be completed, to be agreed by the group before the study can be concluded.

We feel we deliver our workshops differently to ensure efficiency, action participation and focusing on real risks which could be encountered and have received refreshing feedback from our client to date on the approach we have taken.