HAZID (Hazard Identification Study)

Identifying and documenting risks systematically

IMEX is a leading international provider of HAZID (Hazard Identification) studies and workshops, to a variety of clients and projects across the Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Maritime and Nuclear industries.

We have an established team of industry recognised workshop facilitators and stduy consultants, who each have spent several years within their industry sector in senior operational positions.

Why conduct a HAZID

HAZard IDentification (HAZID) is a well known and well documented method, a HAZID is a systematic assessment to identify hazards and problem areas associated with plant, system, operation, design and maintenance. The HAZID is used both as part of a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and as a standalone analysis for i.e. installation, modification, replacement, upgrading, reduction, isolation etc.

We provide an independant third party review of the design or planned activities and facilitate the workshop to bring out the ideas and imagination of the workshop team to ensure that all potential risk areas are identified and reviewed.

A typical HAZID study will be conducted:

  • Familiarisation with background documentation.
  • Planning of the workshop meeting in a pre-meeting with the customer in order to identify HAZID strategy, division of the system (nodes) and identifying guide words.
  • Accomplishment of the HAZID review.
  • Documentation of observations.
  • Draft report for client review.
  • Final HAZID report.
  • Advantages and benefits.


HAZID is a qualitative method dependent on the outcome of guidewords, integration and motivation of participants.

Talk to us about how a HAZID analysis can support your organisation and your clients.