Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

As an extension to Risk Management Professionals’ widespread experience in the refining industry, we have provided specialty services for offshore facilities in order to address their specific needs. Risk Management Professionals (RMP) also has extensive experience working with industry and regulatory agencies in high-profile situations.

In September 2010, offshore facilities were provided with a one-year implementation deadline by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE, formally the Minerals Management Service, or MMS) to implement a variation of API RP 75: SEMP as part of their Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS). Risk Management Professionals is well qualified to implement SEMS or conduct the necessary third party audits.

Upon the formal dissolution of BOEMRE/MMS, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) was created in October 2011 to oversee the implementation and enforcement of SEMS. The final rule for SEMS II was entered into the Federal Register in April 2013.

RMP has developed and assisted in the execution of safety management programs and detailed assessments in accordance with the Safety & Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) standard. We have supported our clients with small and large scale changes to process, operations, or personnel, as well as platform startup, and presented these efforts to effectively communicate the safety and environmental issues at hand, and a plan of action for resolution.

  • New SEMS Program Creation
  • Transformation of an Existing SEMP to Meet Current SEMS Requirements
  • SEMS Gap Audits
  • Third Party Verification of Your SEMS Program
  • Practical Application of all SEMS Elements
    • Safety & Environmental Information Analysis
    • Management of Change
    • Operating Procedures
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Training
    • Mechanical Integrity
    • Pre-Startup Reviews
    • Emergency Response and Control
    • Investigation of Incidents
    • Program Audits
    • Practical Approaches to Records and Documentation

Additionally, RMP offers services which assist facilities in meeting internal requirements or generally accepted practices. RMP engineers are specifically adept at providing the following services:


See our free webinars, including our acclaimed Offshore Facility SEMS Series, as well as the paper written by Steven Maher entitled “Paradigm Shift in the Regulatory Application of Safety Management Systems to Offshore Facilities” , which was published in Process Safety Progress and presented at the Global Congress on Process Safety.

Risk Management Professionals was also one of the instructors at a March 2015 BSEE-Sponsored Course entitled “Process Safety Management Through the Lens of SEMS”.

RMP can also provide custom workshops at your facility or office. Please contact us to speak to an engineer about your specific needs.