North West (UK)

Chemical Plant - Inherently Safer Design

Chemical Plant - Inherently Safer Design
  • Date From 28th February 2024
  • Date To 28th February 2024
  • Price Free of charge.
  • Location Chemicals Northwest Limited, The Innovation Centre, Daresbury, WA4 4FS.


This case study guides users through the principles of inherently safer design and their application. It highlights the conflicting pressure of budget and production versus safety, showing the challenges of determining which option is inherently safer.

Case studies are used as a training resource throughout the process industries, to communicate vital process safety lessons, without repeating the same costly mistakes. They illustrate the complex causes behind an accident, which the IChemE Safety Centre’s (ISC) case studies bring to life, in a real-time setting.

Users of our case studies will experience each process safety incident as it unfolds, without prior knowledge of the outcome. This approach provides a rare opportunity for users to make crucial safety decisions, at designated points throughout the training session, and discover how each of their decisions impacts on the incident.

The interactive and engaging nature of our case studies helps to embed the lessons learnt from the training sessions, enabling users to enhance their understanding and application of process safety procedures.


Craig Wright, Process Safety Specialist, IChemE Safety Centre

Craig joined the IChemE Safety Centre as a Process Safety Specialist following almost 20 years in the offshore oil and gas industry. He has a background in instrumentation and control, facility operations and senior management.

While offshore he always looked for ways to improve the safety of the facility. This led him to study a Master in Safety and Risk Management. This education, coupled with years of practical process safety experience gives him a unique outlook.

He pro-actively looks for solutions for short and long-term standing issues while assessing the viability of them, ensuring that cost vs outcome is always balanced. He is passionate about process safety and interested in applying that thinking to the energy transition underway.


08:30–10:30 GMT.

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