Major Accident Hazard (MAH) Barrier Management

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Have a clear understanding of your risk levels today, tomorrow, and beyond

Sphera’s MAH Barrier Management utilizes a simple and elegant means to relate the collective performance of your process safety systems to the real, cumulative risk impact on operations at any given point in time. It automatically maps all deviations and hazardous activity against a dynamic process safety barrier model. This enables you to understand current barrier health and the cumulative risk impact in each area of your asset.

Capture, Understand, and Manage Risk

Sphera’s Operational Risk Management software solution delivers a single, shared view of the operational reality. It arms everyone with the right information, at the right time, so they can make more-informed, effective operational decisions. As part of the solution, MAH Barrier Management is the first offering to connect all of your operational risks and display them in a dynamic process safety barrier management model.

With Sphera’s Major Accident Hazard Barrier Management you can standardize the way you manage risk in your operations. It creates a “common currency of risk” that standardizes the way in which performance deviations are raised, risk assessed, and managed – whether it’s a broken fire pump, lack of HSE training, or anything in between. Sphera provides a holistic and common means of balancing risk against production at all levels of the operation.

Risks are viewed in time, location, and in a dynamic process safety barrier model with drill-down capabilities to quickly understand what’s contributing to them. With Sphera's optional Major Accident Hazard (MAH) cumulative risk capabilities, you can understand how all of the risk and impairments in the barriers align in terms of specific major hazard event (e.g. fire & explosion).

Sphera's MAH Barrier Management

Capture Risk Data

  • Manually raise, risk assess, and manage performance deviations for impairments, deferrals, overrides, MoCs, the status of safety-critical equipment, and even how well processes and procedures are followed
  • Intelligently translate and map risk data to its cumulative risk impact

Understand Risk

  • Enable a collective understanding of operational risk from activity at all levels of the organization
  • See and understand the health of dynamic process safety barriers and what’s driving activity risk
  • Access new leading indicators of operational risk that reflect the operational reality
  • Make MAH risk exposure visible, prominent, and available for all in real-time

Manage Risk

  • See the impact of activity risk on the schedule. Proactively optimize the schedule to reduce process safety risk
  • Improve prioritization of planned maintenance, safety, and operations activity
  • Proactively manage and mitigate exposure to major accident risk
  • Communicate risk insight and intelligence to all levels of the organization


Sphera’s Major Accident Hazard Barrier Management solution can underpin your organization’s efforts to standardize the way you manage operational risk. It helps keep your people and assets safe by ensuring everyone has access to know what’s happening, where it’s happening, when it’s happening, and what’s driving the risk. Are you ready to get started?

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