Major Hazards Management

Major Hazards Management


IChemE is a peer group leader for major hazards management, sharing our knowledge in this area and learning from others.


We will have achieved our vision if:

  • we are respected for continuing professionalism and technical competence in managing major hazards in a holistic way using systems and life cycle approach
  • we are recognised as a vibrant learned society and thought leader that materially impacts the management of major hazards
  • we ensure the lessons learnt by the process industries are understood across the engineering professions
  • we are recognised as a respected reference point within the engineering professions and with industry for benchmarking, sharing best practice and insight, education and professional competence, and developing solutions for common problems.

To support the achievement of these aims we will focus on:

  • improving our influence and recognition of skill development and process safety qualification
  • providing education support and professional development
  • helping to set standards, tools, and good practice
  • helping to ensure that major hazards management is embedded at all levels within industry
  • ensuring connectivity, joined up thinking across industries and geographical boundaries.

More information

To contact staff and volunteers engaged with delivering on major hazards management, please email

Priority topics overview

For more information on our priority topics, download the overview.

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