The Hazards 30 programme will be published in February 2020. It will feature the following:

Technical presentations

Our technical presentations will feature the knowledge and experience of industry practitioners, researchers and regulators, all sharing good practice, latest developments and lessons learned in process safety so that delegates can apply the lessons to their own work.

Presentations will cover all the functional areas that are key to managing and reducing process safety risk effectively, including engineering and design, systems and procedures, knowledge and competence, human factors, assurance, safety culture, and environmental protection.

Following an excellent response to our call for papers, the Hazards 30 programme will feature more choice than ever before.

Hazards 29 included contributions from Atkins, BP, Centrica Storage, EDF, ExxonMobil, Fluor, Heineken, Saudi Aramco, Sellafield Ltd, Shell, Thames Water, UK Health and Safety Executive, Wood and many, many more.

Plenary speakers

Our invited plenary speakers from industry will discuss how process safety is managed within their organisation, what's working for them, their thoughts on the future and the challenges facing the industry.

Speakers will be announced over the coming months.

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, and is often delivered by a guest speaker from outside the process industries with transferable lessons to share.

Panel discussion

Invited industry experts will participate in a panel discussion on day three, taking questions from the audience and sharing their thoughts. Discussion will focus on the process safety lessons learnt over the last 60 years. 


As well as oral presentations, there will be a wealth of process safety knowledge and experience shared in poster form, available to view throughout the conference.

Delegates will be invited to vote for their best poster throughout the conference and the winner will be awarded the Sam Mannan Poster Prize. The poster prize is named in memory of the Executive Director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (US), who supported Hazards for many years and passed away in 2018.

Workshop sessions

Our two-hour workshop sessions will offer the opportunity to explore certain core topics in more depth and encourage you to reflect on how safety is managed in your organisation.

Information sessions

Last year's event featured information sessions from our sponsors showcasing new technologies and process safety management techniques, as well as a session on the Professional Process Safety Engineer registration. We expect to repeat these at Hazards 30.

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