Process Safety and the Board - New Zealand

Date From: 20 July 2016
Date To: 20 July 2016
Location: New Zealand
Description: A customised programme combining interactive sessions that debate the real issues and decisions faced by the board and executive teams with expert input from the process industry.
Venue: Auckland, New Zealand
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: April Hinde
Contact Phone: +61 (0) 3 96424494
Contact Email:

Book Event

Download the Process Safety and the Board programme brochure and registration form

Alternative date and location

3 August 2016, Perth Australia


Developed by the Institution of Chemical Engineers with input from members working across several high hazard industries, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and the IChemE Safety Centre to help boards in industries with major process hazards to review their understanding of process safety management as a way of keeping their operations safe and of meeting their obligations for the due diligence of their organisations.

The programme combines interactive sessions that debate the real issues and decisions faced by boards and executive teams with expert input from the process industry. Facilitated discussions enable the board to review its access to information, its understanding of key issues and its ability to make cogent and timely decisions that respond to the concerns of the public, the regulator, the staff, contractors and investors.

Learning outcomes

The specific objectives are:

  • understand the business implications of process safety
  • understand due diligence as it applies to process safety
  • identify the role of leadership in promoting and sustaining good process safety management
  • understand the functional aspects of an organisation that require leadership to provide assurance that process safety risks are being correctly managed
  • develop personal action plans to enhance your contribution to process safety in your business

Course outline

The day begins with relevant issues, explores how process safety management provides a fresh perspective, opens up the human factors and cultural elements and ends by identifying critical issues and action plans.

Past participants have found both the content and the process valuable, especially the opportunity to build a shared top team view of key organisational issues in this critical subject.

  • context of process safety
  • directors responsibilities in process safety
  • responsibilities of directors
  • leadership in process safety
  • functional elements of an organisation and how they relate to process safety
  • personal action planning


IChemE member       NZD$1090 (inc GST)
Non member   NZD$1265 (inc GST)


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

2 places – 5% discount
3 places – 10% discount
4 or more places – 15% discount

Multiple places must be booked at the same time to qualify.

Course presenter

Trish Kerin, FIChemE Safety Centre
After graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) as an honours graduate in mechanical engineering, Kerin worked in both the oil and gas and chemical industries in engineering, operations and safety roles.
Kerin is a board member of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee. She is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer of IChemE and a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer. She is a Member of Engineers Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and also holds a diploma in OHS.
Kerin now leads the IChemE safety centre (ISC),an industry led consortium, whose objective is to  improve process safety throughout industries. 

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to 7 hours

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).