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The Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Conferences

The Hazardex 2019 Conference and Exhibition


When: Wed 27th & Thur 28th February 2019  

Where: Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

With a theme of cross-industry knowledge sharing at next year's event, confirmed speakers already include senior figures from HSE, BASF, EDF Energy, Total, the Environment Agency, Southern Water and the Institute of Measurement & Control, with others agreed in principle and more to be announced shortly.

For over 15 years, Hazardex has been providing key industry information and topical discussion on process safety-related topics. The annual Conference and Exhibition brings together those with hazardous area and wider safety responsibilities to review best practice and the latest research in those areas key to managing process safety effectively. The event will co-locate with the launch of PPTex 2019, the event for personnel protection technologies for high hazard industries globally.

Alan Franck
Conference Content Manager & Editor

Russell Goater
Event Director



Day 1 – Wednesday 27th February 2019

STREAM 1 - MORNING SESSION

9.30 - 13:00  -  Conference Room  -  Keynotes - Leadership 
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 


1. 2019 - The Year of Leadership in Managing Major Hazard Risks


Ken Rivers - President, IChemE, and CoMAH Strategic Forum Chair

2. Managing Major Hazard Risks - A Cross-Industry Initiative



Paul Logan - HSE, Head of Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division

3. UK Nuclear Generation - A Decade of Transformation



Brian Cowell - Managing Director, EDF Energy Generation

4. Major Hazards Leadership: Past lessons and future challenges



Dr Jo Nettleton - Environment Agency Deputy Director, Radioactive Substances & Installations Regulation

STREAM 2 - MORNING / AFTERNOON SESSIONS

11:30 - 17:30  -  Seminar Room  -  PPTEx
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

9. Evolution and Safety for Wearable Technology


Mark Bernstein - CEO, Wearable Technologies

10. Enhanced Worker Safety in Process Industry Environments



John Hartley - CEO, Extronics

11. The Role of Combustible and Toxic Gas Detectors in Plant Safety



Jon D. Miller - Technical Compliance Manager, Det-tronics

12. Process Safety or Managing Major Accident Hazards – What's the difference?



Neil Smith - Head of Workforce Development, Cogent Skills

Day 2 – Thursday 28th February 2019

STREAM 1 - MORNING SESSION

9.30 - 13.00  -  Conference Room  -  Competence, Functional Safety & Cybersecurity
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

14. Competence in Hazardous Areas – How the IECEx System can Help



Thorsten Arnhold - Chairman, IECEx


15. Reflecting 25 Years of Validating Core Competencies



Martin Jones - Operations Manager, CompEx


16. Managing Cybersecurity and Functional Safety



Sarabjit Purewal - HSE, Principal Specialist Inspector


17. Security Risk Assessments for Functional Safety



Colin Easton - Principal Safety Consultant, Prosalus








STREAM 2 - AFTERNOON SESSION
14.00 - 15.30  -  Seminar Room  -  Classification & Risk
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

24. Eliminating Explosion Risks Through Properly Sealed Cables



Jonathan Hichens - Lead Certification Engineer, CMP Products 


25. Using Equipment Protection Levels to Break the Chain


Keith Plumb - Process, Equipment and Safety Consultant BPE
British Standards Institution (BSI)

 







Gala Dinner & Awards

2019 CONFERENCE & 
SEMINAR PROGRAMME

STREAM 2 - MORNING SESSION

9.30 - 13.00  -  Seminar Room  -  Risk & Investigations
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

20. Gaining Value from Investigations



Joe Murphy - Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing, Southern Water

21. Barrier-based learning from incidents



Paul McCulloch - Risk Management Process Safety & Implementation, CGE

22. Failure to Understand and Manage Risks



Roger Stokes - Principal Engineer, BakerRisk

23. Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: A Semi-Quantitative Approach



Harvey T. Dearden - Engineering Director, HTS Engineering Group

 



 

 

  


STREAM 1 - AFTERNOON SESSION

14.00 - 15.30  -  Conference Room  -  Case Studies & Guidelines
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

18. EI Not Permanently Attended Installation Guidelines



James Jenkins - Principal Consultant, DNV GL 

19. Hazardous Area Classification Chemical Plant Case Study



Carolyn Nicholls - Director & Process Safety Expert, RAS

STREAM 1 - AFTERNOON SESSION

14.00 - 17.30 -  Conference Room  -  Challenges & Lessons Learned 
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

5. Decarbonisation and the Road to Zero



Peter Davidson - Executive Director, Tank Storage Association

6. Decommissioning at Sellafield - Implications for Control & Instrumentation 



Tom Nobes - Process Instruments Capability Leader, Sellafield  


7. Lessons Learned from Incidents



Geert Vercruysse - Process Safety Expert, BASF

8. Forty Years of Major Hazard Prevention



Terry Cooper - Former Global Head of Integrity & Major Risk Management, Total

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