Infrastructures

TECSA S.r.l. is an ideal partner for consultancy requirements relating to safety, security, the handling of dangerous goods, the prevention of fire and major hazards, within the framework of strategic infrastructures (ports, airports and railway stations).

For such operational organisations, wholly peculiar, TECSA S.r.l. is able to offer, alongside the traditional specialist consultancy services described on this site, a comprehensive set of services including:

  • “due diligence” and “audit” for the HSE aspects;
  • the implementation of corporate systems of risk management (ISO 31000) and of business continuity management;
  • consultancy to senior management for the implementation of HSE performance monitoring systems (KPIs) through the provision of ad hoc information tools;
  • the development of activities relating to fire prevention administrative proceedings (including exceptional);
  • fire risk assessment for the purposes of identification of priorities for securing interventions and operations, guaranteeing performance (e.g. with specific methods of analysis such as “Bow-Tie”);
  • complexity assessment (VACO) according to the recent standard UNI 11613. The standard provides each organisation with guidelines to plan, develop, implement, monitor and review the process of Complexity Assessment (VACO) of own systems in order to identify and classify problems and to improve the resilience of the organisation itself;
  • security risk assessment.

TECSA S.r.l. has a specific reference with regard to both railway stations and industrial and petroleum ports, in addition to those where handling is carried out by means of containers.

In particular, TECSA S.r.l. has prepared, with reference to theĀ  regulatory body underlying the Seveso II Directive (at the time Legislative Decree 334/1999 et seq. and the related decrees):

  • the ERIR document “Relevant accident risk technical report” pursuant to Ministerial Decree 9th May 2001 for a number of Italian municipalities;
  • the RISP document or “Integrated Port Security Report” and the PEP “Port Emergency Plan” pursuant to Ministerial Decree 16th May 2001 for a multiplicity of Italian ports.

In the past year TECSA S.r.l., based on the fire-fighting experience of railway stations and of infrastructural realities characterised by the presence of the general public, obtained a prestigious assignment for the assessment of the degree of fire safety, through targeted audits, of the thirteen major Italian railway stations.

The company is also very active in the field of energy infrastructures, specifically those related to renewable energies. Over the past five years, both quantitative risk analysis and analysis of availability and reliability were conducted of electric power generation systems and of storage systems of energy produced by wind farms and photovoltaic systems, in Italy and abroad. As a result of the problems of fire that characterise photovoltaic generators, TECSA S.r.l. has also conducted both technical evaluations representing one party for episodes of fire that have actually occurred and fire risk analysis for these types of installations, leading to the publication of numerous articles on the subject, including in journals with an international market.

With regard to the logistics and transport sector TECSA S.r.l. combines its traditional HSE and fire-protection consultancy with specific activities such as:

  • fire risk assessment and modelling of the dynamics of fire in tunnels and underpasses;
  • the assessment of fire risks, of incidental dynamics and of escape in emergency (“Mass Motion”) of complex organisations affected by the presence of the general public including passenger ships and ferries;
  • industrial risk assessment in the presence of movement (including on road and rail) of hazardous goods;
  • collision risk assessment in ports, at sea or on waterways and determination of the consequences in terms of accident scenarios expected, also in order to improve naval traffic regulations;
  • reconstruction of the risk area given the transportation of hazardous goods;
  • the assessment of risk associated with the presence of networks of material transportation and underground energy.

With regards to specialist training services, within the activities of consultancy relating to the management of assets, security needs and “business continuity” for large properties complexes and for critical infrastructures, since June 2015 TECSA has run a series of specific monthly courses that aim to update the property managers. During these training sessions, simplified methods are presented and suggested for the conduct of audits aimed at assessing the risk of fire, safety and health in the workplace, security and corporate governance with application examples. This is in order to identify the degree of resilience to these aspects of buildings and sites with a focus also on the organisational and management aspects.