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Keywords:

  • logistics;
  • audit;
  • DOT and PSM requirements;
  • logistics safety audit

Abstract

This article discusses an approach for auditing logistics operations using the principles encompassed within BP's Safety and Operations (S&O) Audit Program and will feature an emphasis on process safety. The article concludes with a hypothetical case study to help illustrate portions of the process.

This is a general audit process overview that includes sampling strategy, sampling and testing plan, daily audit schedule, field audit, and verification. This detailed description will help anyone to utilize this logistics audit process effectively. © 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2010