Peter is a UK registered Chartered Engineer who has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked in design; projects; operations; asset integrity; corporate strategy and for the last 15 years specialising in process safety and leadership consulting.
Peter has good experience: developing and improving safety management systems, safety strategy development, training, safety leadership coaching and development, HAZOPS, HAZIDS, management system and technical integrity audits, project HSE reviews, process safety reviews and provision of safety consultancy advice.
His career started in UK offshore and onshore hazardous industries, however he has worked in Kazakhstan, Canada, France, Iran, Holland and Austria for extended periods with assignments in Russia, USA, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, Romania, New Zealand, Italy, Iraq, UAE, Norway, Libya and Tunisia.
Peter was an offshore Installation manager with a major North Sea operator and fully understands operational demands. He was seconded for three years to the UK Health and Safety Executive in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster to provide industry input during the creation of the new offshore safety regulatory regime in the North Sea.
He graduated with distinction from the MSc in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at University of Sheffield and is a visiting lecturer on the same course. Peter also lectures on process safety at Aston University, Birmingham.
Peter co-founded Premier Safety Associates in 1997 and is responsible for operational delivery for all their world class process safety and risk management consultancy projects.
Originally an industrial chemist with experience of both lab work and plant operation, Ken joined HSE in 1986 as a specialist inspector, dealing with process safety. He worked as a field inspector across the North of England and spent periods in HSE headquarters, in major hazards and operational research. He moved to Hickson & Welch in 1994, after the company’s major accident, as their Health and Safety Manager. He recently retired from Synthomer plc, an international polymer group with 20 manufacturing sites from the UK to Vietnam, where he was Group Risk and SHE manager.
Ken was a member of the working group which wrote IChemE’s “Fundamentals of Process Safety” course and has taught the course a number of times. He chaired the working group which produced the revised third edition of the CIA’s Occupied Buildings guidance and is a member of the UK Chemical Weapons Convention Advisory Committee. In 2012 he was awarded the Franklin Medal by IChemE for his work in process safety.