Event Report: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

In August, NZSOLD held the Dam Potential Failure Modes Workshop in Auckland.  The NZSOLD Management Committee and workshop organising team were delighted with attendance (90) and the high levels of participation during the day.

The workshop presentations, case studies and group work provided education on Potential Failure Modes that built on the guidance in the NZ Dam Safety Guidelines – why are Potential Failure Modes important, what practice do the Guidelines promote, how are Potential Failure Modes used, and how do they benefit the dam owner.

Keynote presenter, Terry Oswell (Canada), provided excellent insight into Failure Modes Assessments at BC Hydro, and provided significant input to the group work activity – many commented on the value of working together in groups to learn about failure modes identification.

NZSOLD works hard to provide high value technical learning to its members, so if anyone wishes to provide feedback on what we’re doing well or what we could do better, please send your feedback to dan.forster@damsafety.co.nz.