Risk & Compliance Management

Managing project and operational risk is key to the success of any venture. CSA’s approach to identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing appropriate controls provides our clients with innovative solutions to manage their environmental, safety, emergency, and security risks efficiently and cost effectively. 


Experience that Matters

CSA’s highly experienced personnel bring a wealth of operational expertise from the oil & gas, renewables, marine mining, maritime, and coastal heavy industries. With our collaborative approach, our specialists work closely with our clients to ensure our tailored-made solutions are fit for purpose.

CSA’s Risk and Compliance Management service provides expertise that includes environmental risk and compliance management; risk, safety, and emergency management; management systems and organizational capabilities; and the necessary training, drills, and exercises.

Environmental Risk and Compliance Management

CSA offers comprehensive risk and compliance management consulting services that are necessary for optimal performance in the marine environment.

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  • Environmental Impact Identification (ENVID) Workshops
  • Environment Permitting Plans (EPs)
  • Design Environmental Summary Reports (DESRs)
  • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs)
  • Operational Environmental Management Plans (OEMPs)
  • Unintentional Discharge (subsea and surface) Release/Consequence Modeling
  • Oil Spill Emergency Plans (OSEPs)
  • Operational and Scientific Monitoring Programs (OSMPs)
  • Impact Identification & As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) Assessments
  • Environmental Critical Element (ECE) Identification Studies
  • Performance Standards Development
  • Bow-tie Analyses
  • Environmentally Sensitive Area Plans
  • Introduced Species Management Plans
  • Ballast Water Management Plans
  • Hazard Register Development and Action Tracking Systems
  • Compliance Management Solutions & Reporting

Field Services

  • Field Monitoring Programs
  • Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan Implementation and Compliance Reviews

Risk, Safety, and Emergency Management

Safety is our primary consideration at CSA, and we strive to convey its importance in all that we do. With this focus on safety, CSA offers a number of risk, safety, and emergency management consulting services.

  • Major Hazard Facility (MHF) Emergency Response Planning
  • Well Control and Blowout Management Planning
  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity Plans
  • Medical Evacuation and Pandemic Planning (MEDEVAC)
  • Facility, Operational, Port Security Planning (ISPS Standard)
  • Emergency and Organizational Capability Reviews and Audits
  • Incident Advisors for Command and Control and Crisis Management

Field Services

  • Emergency and Organizational Capability Reviews and Audits
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3 Drills and Exercises (Fire, HAZMAT, Oil Spill, Marine, Aviation)
  • Training and Competence Development (see Training Courses)
  • Response Personnel for Command and Control and ER Teams

Management System and Organizational Capability

CSA understands that an effective integrated management system underpins the success of an organization's commitment to health, safety, security and environmental protection. Given our years of experience and combined expertise, CSA knows how to develop, implement, review, and improve these systems and processes to continually improve company performance.

  • Integrated Environmental, Health, Safety, Security, and Social Management System Development, Review, and Execution
  • Operational Systems, Practices, and Procedures Development, Review, and Execution
  • Management of Change (MOC) and Continual Improvement Studies
  • Risk Identification, Prevention, and Mitigation Processes
  • ALARP and Acceptability Procedure Development
  • Organizational Capability Structure, Reviews, and Audits

Training, Drills, and Exercise Services

CSA staff have hands-on experience through training, drills, and exercise services that include areas such as risk management, environment, emergency response and crisis management, and security.

Risk Management

  • Risk Identification, Control, and Management (ISO 45000)
  • Offshore Environmental and Safety Risk Management – ALARP Demonstration


  • Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001)
  • Environmental Awareness in Marine and Coastal Areas
  • International and Regional Environmental Legislative Requirements
  • Environmental Permitting and Approvals (OPGGS Awareness from past NOPSEMA Assessors)
  • Environmental Performance and Compliance Management
  • Ocean Sound and Acoustics
  • Marine Fauna Observers (MFO) and Marine Mammal Observers (MMO)

Emergency Response and Crisis Management

  • Incident Command System (ICS) (100 to 400) – FEMA/USCG Standard
  • Tactical Decision Making for First Responders
  • Crisis and Emergency Management Principles
  • Crisis Management for Executives
  • Business Support Team Skills
  • Media and Reputation Management
  • Oil Spill Response – OPRC Levels 1, 2 & 3, AMSA Level 1 (AMSA RTO Accredited)
  • AMSA Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (AMSA RTO Accredited)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) – OSHA Standard
  • Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Responder

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Corporate Headquarters

8502 SW Kansas Ave.
Stuart, FL 34997