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False Economy - The True Cost of Process Safety - Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group Singapore launch event

Date From: 28 September 2012
Location: Singapore
Description: An opportunity to learn from past incidents and from the experience of others. Judith Hackitt - Chair of Great Britain's Health and Safety Executive, and Deputy President of IChemE - will lead a team of speakers in this half-day event which includes an interactive panel discussion and concludes with lunch.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Furama Riverfront Singapore
Organiser: IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group / IES Health and Safety Engineering Technical Committee
Contact Name: Jasmine Chua
Contact Email: jasmine@iesnet.org.sg

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Many projects and plants are run where cost and schedule are the over-riding factors. There is very easy correlation between the costs and the return on investment or operational profits. There are many pressures placed upon project managers, operations and maintenance managers to keep project and operational costs down through reduced capital investment, shorter testing schedules, lower maintenance costs or the use of cheaper labour. However, such strategies are fraught with risk. Subsequent operational problems or serious safety incidents can lead to huge visible costs and even greater invisible costs through loss of a company’s reputation, regardless of whether there is loss of life or not.

According to the EDB, output from the chemicals and energy sector was S$97 billion (2008), around 38.4% of the manufacturing output in Singapore, and the biopharmaceuticals sector added a further S$19 billion (2010). This means that designing, operating and maintaining these assets safely is crucial to Singapore's bottom line. 

This event provides an opportunity to learn from past incidents and from the experience of others. Judith Hackitt – Chair of Great Britain's Health and Safety Executive, and Deputy President of IChemE – will lead a team of speakers in this half-day event which includes an interactive panel discussion and concludes with lunch.

The event is organised by the IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, Health and Safety Engineering Technical Committee, with support from the IOSH Singapore Branch, the Society for Loss Prevention, the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers and the Singapore Chemical Industry Council, and sponsorship from ABB.

Programme in brief

08:30–09:00 Registration
09:00–09:05 Lee Tzu Yang (Shell Companies in Singapore): Welcome address
09:05–09:15 Launch of IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group in Singapore
09:15–09:45 Judith Hackitt CBE (Health & Safety Executive): A regulator's perspective
09:45–10:05 Kevin Snodgrass (Shell Asia): An operator's perspective
10:05–10:25 Graeme Ellis (ABB Consulting): Counting the cost of a gasolene spill –
                    Buncefield, UK
10:25–10:45 Refreshments and networking
10:45–11:05 Paul Clarke (Aon Risk Solutions): An insurer's perspective
11:05–11:25 Ngiam Tong Yuen (Society for Loss Prevention): Conduct of operations –
                    keeping it in control
11:25–11:45 Joe Eades (Ispahan Group): It couldn't happen here ... could it?
11:45–12:15 Panel discussion
12:15–13:00 Lunch and networking 

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Venue

Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
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Registration

Fees (inclusive of 7% GST) include event, networking, tea break and lunch:
IES / IChemE members: S$150
Non members: S$200

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IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group

IChemE members are entitled to free membership of one special interest group of their choice.

This event marks the launch of Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group (SLPSIG) activities in Singapore. The group provides a network for all those interested in safety within the process industries. Its objectives are to:
• provide a forum for engineers, scientists and other professionals, facilitating networking and open dialogue on lessons learned
• support professional development and provide training resources
• promote best practice, and advance the technical and practical tools of safety and loss prevention
• create cultures that deliver improvements in health, safety and environmental performance
• build an understanding of risk issues, and influence the development and adoption of risk reduction measures

SLPSIG provides free access to an extensive collection of online resources relevant to process safety.

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore was formally established in July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering institution in Singapore and is called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters.

IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Through close collaboration with the local universities and polytechnics, IES organises courses, seminars and talks for engineers and IES members to advance the continuous development of engineers.

IES’s mission is to advance and promote the science, art, and the profession of engineering for the wellbeing of mankind and the national development of Singapore. Its vision is to be the voice of engineers and to be the national body and home for engineers in Singapore.

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