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Total Operation management for Safety Critical Activities

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 310201

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 207 824,81

  • EU contribution

    € 3 150 000

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

Objective

Over the recent past the accumulation of major mishaps, crises and accidents have made it clear that organisations must still improve their capabilities to address safety “not a stand-alone activity that is separate from the main activities and processes of the organization” but as an integrated part of critical project management. Further it is critical also to understand how weaknesses not only in the technical but also in the organisational interfaces can contribute to significant losses and major industrial accidents.
TOSCA (Total Operation Management for Safety Critical Activities) is concerned with the integration of industrial operations into a total performance management system so that concerns about safety, quality and productivity are addressed in an integrated way during life-cycle of a project or a product. The industrial domain of application regards process control industries (e.g., chemical industries, power generation, offshore oil & gas platforms, etc.) that may vary in size, regulatory and cultural aspects. TOSCA will examine vulnerabilities of the technical, human and organisational systems that may have an impact in safety, quality and productivity. Safety critical activities can be seen as ‘projects’ or ‘safety cases’ that must be examined from the perspectives of many stakeholders (e.g., different departments, subcontractors, regulatory authorities, etc) and decision-making at different organizational levels (e.g., top managers, supervisors and operators). A participative approach is required that should collect knowledge from the sharp-end operators and integrate it with formal descriptions of how the system works and how responses should be coordinated across the whole organisation. Furthermore, TOSCA should enhance the management of changes and provide a facility for testing out the effectiveness of the possible action plan devised.

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Address

Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 445 875

Administrative Contact

Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)

Participants (14)

OIL SERVICES 4 U LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 330 060

REVIATECH SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 293 285,06

K & N EFTHYMIADIS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 53 400

PLINARNA MARIBOR DRUZBA ZA PROIZVODNJO, DISTRIBUCIJO ENERGENTOV, TRGOVINO IN STORITVE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 36 340

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 92 180

SME UNITED

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 195 750

PROMIS@Service Sarl

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 417 180

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 133 460,20

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 419 915,74

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 120 035

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 154 439

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 127 280

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 310201

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 207 824,81

  • EU contribution

    € 3 150 000

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy