The SIESO Medal was launched early 2019 following a donation from SIESO (a society that Shared Information and Experience for Safer Operation) who ceased operations in 2018 and bequest the bulk of its reserves to IChemE to help raise awareness of process safety among science, business and engineering students.

View a brief history on SIESO >>

Who is it awarded to?

The medal will be awarded annually to an individual or group of students (maximum 6) for the best presentation of a major accident and the learning outcomes. 

Applications are sought from all students: under or postgraduate; full or part time; UK or global; in chemical engineering or other subjects.

The winner will usually be presented with the medal at our annual Hazards conference. Prize money is £750 and an allowance of up to £250 towards travel expenses to attend Hazards (attendance optional) is available.

How is the winner decided?

The judging panel is IChemE's LPB Committee who will judge the presentations based on: accuracy; quality and appeal; engagement and impact; novelty and inventiveness; sustainability for publishing on the LPB website; use of LBP/other process safety reference material; and teamwork (cross discipline teams encouraged).

How do I/we apply?

Applicants should submit a completed entry submission form together with their files to via

Presentations should be as creative as you wish and use any multimedia format, including LPB style paper, graphic art, podcast, video, game, etc.

More information is available on the criteria and requirements >>

When is the deadline?

27 March 2020.

2019 medal winner

Tze Lin Kok, Yeuan Jer Choong, Chee Kean Looi and Jing Han Siow
(Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia)

View the winning submission >>