The Technical Regulatory Management System (TRMS) supports a Company to ensure effective technical risk management is practised. TRMS adheres to the ISO-31000 Risk Management standard giving organisations confidence in compliance and the capacity to maintain and improve on engineering and operation standards.
Catastrophic system failures are often traced back to ineffective technical risk management practices. Even minor sub-systems in modern equipment can include substantial complexity often covering multiple engineering disciplines. Successfully implementing effective risk management processes requires a significant ongoing commitment by an organization.
Treating regulatory requirements as merely a cost of compliance falls well short of the potential return on that investment. An organisation can become reactive, rather than proactively managing technical risk. Improvement opportunities are overlooked, and system failures are more likely, when personnel become distracted and bogged down in learning and administering complex processes.
The Technical Regulatory Management System (TRMS) helps ensure that an organization is not only compliant, but is also able to maintain and improve upon existing engineering and operational requirements.
The TRMS implements the International Risk Management standard ISO-31000, and has been designed specifically to implement the Australian Naval Technical Regulatory Framework. It’s design includes sophisticated workflow features which help ensure that both internal personnel as well as external contractors are able to accurately and efficiently maintain engineering capabilities.
Technology For Regulatory Process Automation
The TRMS helps ensure that organisations which undertake design, construction and maintenance have a risk management solution that addresses technical risk to the ADF maritime materiel.
Simplify the complexity to deliver on your regulatory requirements:
- Full support for Australian Naval Technical Regulations (NTRF)
- Implements International standard ISO-31000:2009, and Australian standards ABR-6492, ABR-4360
- Automated support for maintaining and managing AEO (Authorised Engineering Organisation) status
- Includes specialised web based extensions to support remote access by external contractors
- Support of ALARP and Risk Improvement
- Support of Risk Re-Scoring over time
- Notification of changes in the system can be broadcast by subscription
- Role based workflow ensures the users are only presented with relevant information
- Powerful reporting capabilities and extensive graphical features to maximise ease of use
- Support for delegation, engineering certification, Design Acceptance Representative
- Role based workflow. Roles are transferable to staff as they rotate in and out. Responsibilities are inheritable.
- Extensive graphical features to maximise ease of use
- Exhaustive audit trail information to ensure accountability, and effective diagnosis of problems
- Interfaces with other applications, such as MS-Excel/Word/Project and AMPS for improved efficiency
TRMS is sold and configured as a base application with a number of extension modules, all of which can be customized to suit the needs of a particular client. The base system covers all of the core requirements of technical risk management. The extension modules include; Large Scale Maintenance, Risk Publication, OH&S Incident reporting and Baseline Configuration Change.
TRMS has a number of extension modules which can be customized to support a particular need.
- Publication Risk Management: Supports the management and distribution of technical documentation. An appropriate engineer with suitable domain knowledge is identified to vet the candidate document.
- Large Scale Maintenance: This module manages the technical risk of Major Refits. Such large scale maintenance presents a risk to meting return-to-sea schedules, running over budget and/or not meeting the require technical compliance of the work. This module provides risk analysis throughout the life-cycle of the Refit – from long horizon pre-planning all the way through to the return-to-sea decision.
- OH&S Incident reporting: this module captures all of the incident details and supporting documentation including timeline, medical details, insurance claims, witnesses and follow up actions.
- Baseline Configuration Change: manages the technical risk of baseline configuration change across a class of vessels.
Some TRMS Functionality Described
The Risk Register contains all the Technical Risks under management. They may be sorted and grouped in very flexible ways.
All activity conducted against a Technical Risk is visible in the Audit Trial. Across the top are all the dated milestones of the Risk. Events are colour coded, including such events as Endorsement, Approval, re-scoring and monitoring.