26 April 2013

Free process safety training in Germany

Process Safety

Chemical engineers in Germany will soon be able to improve their skills and knowledge of process safety with a new training course being introduced by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

To mark the launch of the Institution’s Introduction to Process Safety course in Germany, IChemE is making 30 places available, free of charge, to post graduate and final year chemical engineering students, on a first-come first serve basis.

IChemE chief executive David Brown said: “High standards and knowledge of process safety is fundamental to the work of all chemical engineers and is an aspect of work that everyone in the chemical engineering sector needs to be aware of. Failure has serious consequences which threaten reputations, operating licences and most importantly the lives of colleagues and those living in local communities.

“Sadly, over the last twelve months, several serious incidents, some with fatalities, have received widespread coverage in the media. Different parts of the supply chain have suffered with explosions and fires offshore, in gas processing facilities, at jetties and distribution hubs.

“By making half of the available places on our ‘Introduction to Process Safety’ training course free of charge to final year students and graduates, we are continuing to invest in this important aspect of their work and education, and to ensure they play their part in improving process safety. We will also be emphasising that improving their knowledge and standards of process safety doesn’t end in the classroom. It’s a lifelong learning process, which can never be compromised.”

The course is being run on 25-26 June and repeated on 27-28 June 2013 in Dortmund, Germany. It will provide delegates with a broad understanding of the tools and problems solving techniques used in process safety. The free student places are being funded by Saudi Aramco.

The course is also open to other delegates interested in process safety including staff not directly involved in the day to day management of process safety such as corporate, R&D, commercial, HR and IT functions. Normal delegate rates apply for non-IChemE final year students and graduates.

To book a place contact +44 (0)1788 560833 or register online.

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