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Our technical presentations will share practical process safety insight from industry practitioners, researchers and regulators, including Atkins, GSK, Health and Safety Executive, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Sellafield Ltd, Shell, Syngenta, Total, Wood and many, many more. They will help you to reflect on good practice, discover new approaches, and apply valuable lessons learned to your own processes.

There are 70+ technical presentations to choose from, delivered across parallel sessions as part of a live timetable on 26 and 27 November and available on demand for 30 days afterwards.

Presentation themes

  • Safety Culture
  • Modelling and Experimental Flammability
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Process Safety and COVID-19
  • Safety Leadership
  • Environmental Protection
  • Regulation
  • Asset Integrity
  • Emergency Planning
  • Natural Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Process Safety Management
  • Permits and Records
  • Fire and Gas Detection
  • Lessons Forgotten
  • Dust Hazards
  • Human Factors
  • Inherent Safety
  • Hydrogen Hazards

Plenary speakers

Our inspirational plenary speakers will share their thoughts on the lessons learned from the past and the challenges facing the industry in the future.

Trevor Kletz Hazards lecture

Process safety pioneer Trevor Kletz was a regular contributor to Hazards from its outset 60 years ago, serving as a committee member and helping to develop and grow the conference series. The Trevor Kletz Hazards lecture was introduced in his memory.

This year's lecture will be delivered by Steve Rae, whose survival from the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 left him with an unquenchable desire to improve safety in the industry.

Panel discussion

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Process Safety Management

Invited industry experts will participate in our live panel discussion, taking questions from the audience and sharing their recent experience. 


  • Samantha Scruggs, Process Safety Technical Authority, BP Azerbaijan 
  • Dr Stewart Behie, Interim Director, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
  • Trish Kerin, Director, IChemE Safety Centre (ISC)
  • Jonathan Carter, Risk Engineer, Marsh

Information session – Professional Process Safety Engineer

The Professional Process Safety Engineer registration provides public recognition to peer-reviewed practitioners working in process safety related roles. It is open to existing Chartered Members and Fellows of IChemE with significant process safety experience.

Our information session will cover both the formal requirements and informal expectations of the application process, to assist anyone preparing or considering applying for Professional Process Safety Engineer.

Join us to see what Professional Process Safety Engineer can do for you and your professional development.

"It's an amazing learning experience with really high quality technical presentations."

Trish Kerin, IChemE Safety Centre

"The talks are a good mix of theoretical and practical - more practical than anything else. They give you the background and the theory as to how they've established their practices, but it's very focused on the applicability of it...I can take what's applicable back to my company and implement it there and then."

Teri Zdrojewski, AWE