23 September 2013

Hazards Australasia programme and registrations now open

Registrations are now open for IChemE's new Hazards Australasia process safety conference, taking place on 26-27 November in Perth.


The conference, featuring 40 oral presentations and around 20 poster presentations, follows the success of the IChemE Hazards conference series in the UK and Malaysia. The event offers a forum for international and local experts and safety professionals to discuss the latest developments, best practice and lessons learned with a focus on the Australasian chemical and process industries.



Conference speaker highlights include:

  • Jane Cutler – ceo, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
  • Hon Bill Marmion MLA - Minister for Mines and Petroleum (WA)
  • Vince Santostefano - chief operations officer, Woodside
  • Michael Tooma - occupational health and safety lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Captain Keith Martinsen, North American aviation veteran
  • Judith Hackitt – IChemE president & chair of UK Health & Safety Commission (via video link)

Download the full conference programme here.

Themes for the event include:

  • lessons learned from major hazard incidents
  • management of abnormal operations
  • process safety design and inherently safer design
  • regulatory compliance and legislation
  • human factors
  • asset integrity and extending the operating lifespan of infrastructure
  • safety management systems
  • education and training
  • process safety key performance indicators


IChemE director Australasia, Peter Slane, says he is also pleased to announce the recent signing of gold sponsor, Safetec Risk Management to the event’s stable of supporters: “Safetec is a natural fit for Hazards Australasia, with its commitment to helping customers reduce risk, increase safety, improve health and enhance profits being at the heart of its business.”

Other sponsors include DNV and conference partner Vanguard Solutions.


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