Having postponed Hazards 30, we are now working with presenters to confirm the programme for November. We are hoping to keep it unchanged where possible. The link below reflects the planned programme - it will be updated regularly to reflect any necessary changes. 

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Technical presentations

Our technical presentations will share practical process safety insight from industry practitioners, researchers and regulators. They will help you to reflect on good practice, discover new approaches, and apply valuable lessons learned to your own processes.

Session themes:

  • Human Factors
  • Dust Hazards
  • Lessons Forgotten
  • LOPA
  • Modelling and Experimental Flammability
  • Safety Leadership
  • Natural Hazards
  • Hydrogen Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Planning
  • Environmental Protection
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Process Safety Management
  • Safety Culture
  • Fire and Gas Detection
  • Inherent Safety
  • Regulation
  • Asset Integrity

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

Wednesday 2 December, 09:40—10:20

How Do You Learn from the Mistakes of Others Before You Make Your Own?

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


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

Monday 30 November, 12:30—14:30 and 15:00—17:00

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

Information session — Professional Process Safety Engineer

Tuesday 1 December, 17:30—18:30

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.

This 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.

Come along and see what Professional Process Safety Engineer can do for you and your professional development.

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