01 March 2017

Gauteng members group presents process safety

On 15 February 2017 the Gauteng Members Group of SAIChE-IChemE arranged a talk on the topic of process safety. The speaker was Trish Kerin, who is the full-time director of the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC).  The ISC is a consortium of members from operating companies, consultancies, academic institutions and regulatory bodies, whose objective is to improve process safety practice across the chemical industry. Trish Kerin is a mechanical engineer, based in Australia, who has worked in the oil, gas and chemical industries in Australia and throughout Asia.  In her career she has specialised in process safety, and she is a Professional Process Safety Engineer with IChemE.

Trish Kerin spoke about the ISC framework for process safety, which is based on the  foundation that good performance in process safety must be built on leadership across 6 elements - the more 'technical' ones of knowledge and competence; engineering and design; systems and procedures; together with the 'softer' elements of  assurance, human factors, and safety culture. 

The event was held at the offices of Worley Parson in Melrose.  The picture is of Trish Kerin with the Gauteng Members Group committee.

Written by Nigel Coni on behalf of the Gauteng Members Group

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