Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)
Definition - What does Hazard Identification Study (HAZID) mean?
A hazard identification study (HAZID) is the procedure used for hazard identification in workplace health and safety. It is conducted by breaking down all processes in a worksite for detailed analysis. Once a hazard is identified, the hazard identification study reviews the effectiveness of the selected measures and expands the safety measures where required to reach a tolerable residual risk.
WorkplaceTesting explains Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)
The analysis revealed by the hazard identification study serves as a proof that the installations are operated under safe measures where employees, third parties, the environment, and the surroundings are excluded from hazardous conditions. The key benefits of a hazard identification study include:
- Identification of hazards and safeguards at early stages in facility design
- Health, safety and environment hazards are revealed before significant costs are incurred
- Hazards are avoided, mitigated or highlighted during design
- Action responses are auditable
- Design and construction delays are avoided
- Fewer hazards remain unidentified during operation