The purpose of a What-If Analysis is to identify hazards, hazardous situations, or specific event sequences that could produce undesirable consequences.
An experienced group of people identifies possible abnormal situations,
The method can involve examination of possible deviations from the design, construction, modification, or operating intent.
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What-If Analysis is the process of changing the values in cells to see how those changes will affect the outcome of formulas on the worksheet. Three kinds of What-If Analysis tools come with Excel: Scenarios, Goal Seek, and Data Tables. Scenarios and Data tables take sets of input values and determine possible results. The “What-if” approach to assessing risk can be a simple and effective means of better understanding risk and its effects. For fatalities and serious incidents experienced within an organization, the use of the question “what-if” prior to the incidents may have help prevent or reduce the impact of the results. “What-if” is an important tool for the safety professional to identify and analyze the risk sources, potential causes, conditions, consequences, and controls. The traditional What-if Analysis method is typically a team-based, qualitative method that incorporates brainstorming “what-if” questions of a system to determine what can go wrong in a given scenario. What-if analysis, using a cross-functional team, questions and discusses the potential hazards and their effects on the systems. Methods as What-if analysis and Structured What-if Risk Assessment can be powerful tools in identifying, assessing, and communicating risk within an organization.
Baseline Data Development
Develop Activity Definition
Characterize systems and facilities
Process Hazard Screening
Use Comprehensive checklists
Apply to each Operation/System/Facility
Identify Applicable Hazards
Perform Hazard Analysis
Develop Hazard Analysis Tables
Identify important controls
Perform Preliminary Ranking of Controls
Design Basis Accident Analysis
Probabilistic Analysis of Accidents
Quantify Frequency and Accidents
Identification of Most Significant Controls
- Developing What-if Questions
- Identifying the Causes
- Identifying the Consequences for each cause
- Assessing the Risk
- Evaluating existing Safeguards
- Giving Recommendations (If available safeguards are not adequate)
- Assigning Responsibilities