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Risk-Based Work Selection (RBWS) – Choosing the Right Software Tool

By Abby King, Manager, Reliability Technologies at Becht. February 11, 2020
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Using the right software tool can save time and improve results of Risk Based Work Selection (RBWS), which is a standalone work process aimed at optimizing turnaround (TA) work scopes.  RBWS uses risk assessments to determine if individual worklist items are justified by Health, Safety, & Environmental Risks or Financial Risks. The information necessary to conduct an RBWS should already exist. The challenge is digging the information out of desk drawers, databases, and excel spreadsheets, and organizing it for review during the RBWS assessment.  

When paired with the right software, the RBWS process can lead to significant reductions in turnaround work scopes. However, some software tools have distinct advantages over others, so we wanted to highlight several key features to look for when selecting a tool. 

Key Characteristics of a Quality RBWS Software Tool

Documentation - An RBWS session is only as good as the documentation.  Being transparent about...

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