Why use Management of Change?
The FoCul Management of Change for Process Safety (MOC) application has been developed from best practices recommended by the AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety. Our clients with a legal duty under The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH15) and use MOC to apply ‘Plant modification and Change Procedures guidance’ to their business.
The Management of Change tool is highly configurable so that it can be adapted to a wide variety of change procedures. It can be simplified for straight-forward modifications or re-configured for organisational change.
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What will MOC bring to your business?
Formal change control
A central location for process change requests and plant modifications to provide traceability, transparency and promote management procedures
Best practise hazard review and classification
Of engineering hardware and design, engineering methods, process conditions, process control, environmental conditions, operating methods, and safety.
Robust stage gates
to ensure that the MOC process is consistent and robust. The Stage Gate processes locks off information as it is approved and there is an audit log showing the workflow steps.
To ensure the relevant departments provide approval as required at each stage, for example operations, technical, SHE, quality
Central action repository, actions can be interlocked to ensure stage-gates are not passed without the relevant actions being complete. Additional verification on completion can be set if required
Temporary modification control
including periodic risk assessment re-approval