Process Safety and the Board - Australia

Date From: tbc
Location: Australia
Description: A customised programme combining interactive sessions that debate the real issues and decisions faced by the board and executive teams with expert input from the process industry.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Melbourne, Australia
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Natalie Graser
Contact Phone: +61 (0) 3 96424494
Contact Email:

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Alternative date and location

15 March 2018, Auckland, New Zealand


Developed by the Institution of Chemical Engineers with input from members working across several high hazard industries, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and the IChemE Safety Centre to help boards in industries with major process hazards to review their understanding of process safety management as a way of keeping their operations safe and of meeting their obligations for the due diligence of their organisations.

The programme combines interactive sessions that debate the real issues and decisions faced by boards and executive teams with expert input from the process industry. Facilitated discussions enable the board to review its access to information, its understanding of key issues and its ability to make cogent and timely decisions that respond to the concerns of the public, the regulator, the staff, contractors and investors.

Learning outcomes

The specific objectives are:

  • understand the business implications of process safety
  • understand due diligence as it applies to process safety
  • identify the role of leadership in promoting and sustaining good process safety management
  • understand the functional aspects of an organisation that require leadership to provide assurance that process safety risks are being correctly managed
  • develop personal action plans to enhance your contribution to process safety in your business

Course outline

The day begins with relevant issues, explores how process safety management provides a fresh perspective, opens up the human factors and cultural elements and ends by identifying critical issues and action plans.

Past participants have found both the content and the process valuable, especially the opportunity to build a shared top team view of key organisational issues in this critical subject.

  • context of process safety
  • directors responsibilities in process safety
  • responsibilities of directors
  • leadership in process safety
  • functional elements of an organisation and how they relate to process safety
  • personal action planning


  • IChemE member: AUD$1045 (inc. GST)
  • Non member: AUD$1210 (inc. GST)


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places – 5% discount
  • 3 places – 10% discount
  • 4 or more places – 15% discount


Multiple places must be booked at the same time to qualify.

Course presenter

Trish Kerin, FIChemE, Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)

After graduating with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in project management, operational and safety roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries. Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on advisory committee roles with the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA), WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to Safe Work Australia. Trish currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee.

Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She holds a diploma of OHS is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).

Recent awards include the Engineers Australia – John A Brodie Medal – for best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency.

Duration for CPD recording purposes: up to 7 hours.

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