Hazards Process Safety Conference


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Technical presentations

Our programme features over 80 presentations from industry practitioners, researchers and regulators. They will share examples of good practice, new approaches and valuable lessons learned in process safety that you can transfer to your own operations, and address some of the future challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Plenary speakers

The technical presentations are complemented by our inspiring plenary speakers who will present on the themes of developments in human factors and behavioural safety; the international perspective on process safety challenges; developments in hydrogen infrastructure and strategy; and initiatives in best available techniques and their implications.

This includes the Trevor Kletz Hazards Lecture, delivered this year by Amir Gerges, Vice President for Group Safety, Shell, who will talk about new energy and sustainable technology covering topics related to energy transition and safety.

Facilitated discussion

There will be time for questions at the end of each presentation. There will also be facilitated discussion time throughout the programme instead, to help continue the conversations, identify common issues facing practitioners and encourage networking.

On-demand recordings

Technical presentations will be delivered across parallel sessions on 79 November and it isn't possible to listen to all the content at the event. Conference attendees will be able to access video recordings of the presentations after the event, to catch up on ones they missed or revisit content that interested them most.

This was a popular feature of our virtual conferences and we are pleased to incorporate it as part of our in-person events.


Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries – presented by IChemE and The Keil Centre

Tuesday 7 November, 15:00–17:00

Safety professionals and operations personnel in the chemical and process industries often need to manage human factors on their sites. The options for getting enough knowledge to be an “intelligent customer” have, in the past been limited. There were courses in specific human factors topics (not broad enough) or higher degree courses in the subject (too broad). To fill the gap, IChemE and The Keil Centre joined forces to create a professional development programme covering all of the key human factors topics that apply in the chemical and process industries.

This is a very interactive programme which gives delegates practical experience of using the tools and methods that will help them to understand the human factors issues facing them on their site.  More importantly it will help them work out what to do about these issues. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human factors (CIEHF), so it forms a valuable stepping stone to membership of this professional body.

This workshop offers delegates a taster session of the programme. It includes an interactive exercises to allow delegates to do a high-level gap analysis to identify the human factors priorities for their sites, so there will be some practical take-aways from the workshop. 

Delegates will also get an overview of what is included in the professional development programme itself.

The workshop is free to attend as part of your Hazards 33 attendance. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

An Evolved Approach to Process Safety Management – Presented by Enablon

An Evolved Approach to Process Safety Management - Combining the Power of PHA, Bowties and Cumulative Risk
Wednesday 8 November, 10:30–12:30​

Say goodbye to traditional risk assessment methods and say hello to a dynamic, flexible, and effective way to manage risk. Combine the power of process hazard analysis (PHA) with bowtie analysis and cumulative risk visualization to provide a comprehensive view of potential risks and hazards. With this approach, you'll be able to identify potential hazards and their consequences, visualize the links between hazards, threats, and controls, and assess cumulative risk. Don't settle for outdated risk management techniques – learn how to upgrade to this innovative approach today and enjoy safer, more efficient industrial processes!

The process safety management of industrial facilities involves the identification, evaluation, and control of potential risks and hazards that could lead to accidents or incidents. Traditionally, this has been done through process hazard analysis (PHA) techniques, which involve identifying potential hazards and their consequences, and developing controls to mitigate these risks.

Tomorrow’s process safety management approach combines PHA, bowtie analysis, and cumulative risk visualization. Through a common integration of these techniques, it is possible to recontextualize the way risks are assessed and managed, providing a more comprehensive and dynamic view of the risks associated with a process.

This approach uses PHA to identify potential hazards and their consequences and share them with bowties to represent the links between hazards, threats, and controls. These bowties are then used to identify areas of cumulative risk, which are visualized.

By this incredible combination of these techniques, our singular, approach enables a quick, highly efficient, and holistic view of the risks associated with a process and provides a vastly more dynamic and flexible approach to risk management. We believe this approach to drastically improve process safety management practices and noticeably reduce the risk of accidents and incidents in industrial facilities. Experience it yourself and learn more during our workshop and of course with your visit at our booth.

Workshop details:

  • Introduction to PHA, bowties and cumulative risk. Experience their combined power.
  • Experience this new approach in our Vision Platform
  • Try yourself by participating in the bowtie building game

Meet your instructor:

Ruben Eduardo Mejias Rojas

The workshop is free to attend as part of your Hazards 33 attendance. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Safety Critical Task Identification – presented by Axiom

Overwhelmed by safety critical task identification?
Wednesday 8 November, 13:00–15:00

The identification of safety critical tasks (SCTs) on upper tier COMAH assets can be daunting and time-consuming step in the human factors road-map. Operators are required to identify tasks that require human interactions and if performed incorrectly, could initiate a major accident or prevent a protection or mitigation system performing correctly, when required. Tasks associated with operating activities are relatively easy to identify, however human error can occur across all levels and functions within an organisation.

This interactive workshop explores the application of different structured methodologies which can be deployed to effectively identify and prioritise safety critical tasks.

The workshop is free to attend as part of your Hazards 33 attendance. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Delta HAZOP – presented by IChemE

Wednesday 8 November, 15:30–17:30

The traditional HAZOP is a structured process that, when done well, produces a robust and thorough analysis of failure scenarios and identifies safeguards to manage the risk. Where a HAZOP is repeated, the finding of significant issues is likely to decrease after two or three cycles.

Delta HAZOP is a different approach that focuses on understanding the creeping changes to a process that have occurred. It ensures that the risks associated with the changes have been understood and addressed. Delta HAZOP is not a HAZOP as defined within the IEC standard. It is a technique to re-validate process hazards analysis.

This workshop will help you better understand when it may be appropriate to use the Delta HAZOP technique and how to prepare, undertake and document a Delta HAZOP.

The workshop is free to attend as part of your Hazards 33 attendance. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Unlocking Exceptional Plant and Facility Performance with SMART ASSETS – presented by PETRONAS

Harnessing Advanced Analytics for Actionable Insights
Thursday 9 November, 10.15–12.15

SMART ASSETS is a portfolio of enterprise scalable techno-digital solutions that aims to enable safe, reliable and efficient operations of plants and facilities. The aspiration is to achieve exceptional plant and facility performance by leveraging on advanced analytics to generate actionable insights.

This comprehensive product solutions encompasses:

  • process optimisation and efficiency – offering monitoring solutions that can be implemented across all types of plants, ensuring a holistic approach to enhancing performance
  • flange management tools (shutdown & turnaround) – a game changer flange management tool that provides centralised and well-structured database with smart linkage to engineering documents and 3D modelling
  • PIP-cockpit (asset integrity) – smart platform for piping performance monitoring, analytics, self-assurance and bench-marking where data from various sources is automatically extracted and analyzed for KPI measurement, visualization and bench-marking
  • MCI i-assure (asset integrity) – a comprehensive, structured and integrated enterprise solution in managing group wide asset to assure safe, reliable and maximum return on asset through data contextualization in developing and implementing sound materials engineering, inspection and testing corrosion management strategies
  • equipment-specific products – providing tailored product offerings for individual equipment or specific use cases, enabling safe, reliable, and optimized operations
  • ADAPT (structural health) – a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised the predictive maintenance industry through advanced algorithms, complex modelling and machine learning techniques
  • F1RST (fired heater analytics) – a digital solution utilizing real-time operating data with minimal retrofitting required to enable NWOW for predictive & prescriptive creep monitoring of fired heaters and steam boiler.

By leveraging on these cutting-edge technologies and solutions, companies can effectively monitor and ensure asset integrity, (shift to predictive maintenance) proactively schedule maintenance, minimize unplanned downtime, and optimize (plant performance) asset solutions.

The workshop is free to attend as part of your Hazards 33 attendance. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Session themes and presentation synopses


Threshold Quantity for Process Safety Metrics for Special/Coded Chemicals
Hema Divya Katna, University of Aberdeen, UK and Rahul Raman, Kaypear Engineering LLP, India

This presentation looks at ways to determine threshold quantities using OR Statement Classification and how the threshold quantities of particular compounds can change. 

Performing a Technical Audit With Some of the Findings
Robert Canaway, Suregrove, UK

This presentation will discuss some of the common findings from technical audits which have been conducted on industrial plants. 

Development of a Novel Risk Assessment Methodology to Assess and Communicate the Effectiveness of Risk Control Measures and Strategies Applied to a Covid-19 Scenario
Colin Chambers, April Lockhart and Zoe Chaplin, Health and Safety Executive, UK

This presentation describes the development of a holistic, hierarchical risk assessment and risk communication methodology, based on a novel variation of the bowtie diagram, which the authors have named the ‘weighted bowtie diagram’, initially devised as part of HSE’s response to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.


Developing the Skills for our World-class Process Safety Workforce
Neil Smith and Justine Fosh, Cogent Skills, UK

This presentation looks at how the COMAH Strategic Forum Capability workstream is developing a strategy to identify critical skills gaps and challenges around the training and development, recruitment, and retention of process safety specialists. 

The Next Level in Process Safety with Intra- and Inter-organisational Learning
André de Rooij, Coen van Driel and Chris Williams, New Behavior, Netherlands

This presentation looks at the results of a major research project which asked what respondents needed to go to the next level in process safety.

Critical Task Analysis

How to Carry Out Human Factors Assessments of Critical Tasks – CIEHF Guidance
Pippa Brockington, HF Expertise; Lorraine Braben, Lorraine Braben Consulting; and Jamie Henderson, Human Reliability Associates, UK

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors has recently published additional guidance for human reliability assessment. This presentation will introduce the new guidance to the process safety community and summarise its contents

Using Outputs from Safety Critical Task Analyses to Support Rapid Identification of Human Factors Issues in Related Tasks
Dominic Furniss, and Jamie Henderson, Human Reliability Associates; and Karam Singh Bhinder, Johnson Matthey, UK

This presentation looks at the trial application of an approach to safety critical task analysis where outputs are used to develop an audit tool which can be used to more rapidly identify human factors issues and make improvements for other tasks of the same type.

How to Carry Out a Human Factors Review of Safety Critical Tasks: Safety Critical Task Analysis
Toby Garner and Simon Layton, MES International, UK

This presentation proposes practical advice how to carry out a human factors review of safety critical tasks drawn from the author's own experience of project work and coaching, along with knowledge of CIEHF and Energy Institute guidance 

Cross-sector Learning (Nuclear)

Development of a Safety Culture Model and Measure for Great Britain’s Nuclear Industry
Nick Shaw, Office for Nuclear Regulation, UK

This presentation will provide an overview of research carried out by the University of Manchester, outlining how the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the University and the industry have collaborated on a project to develop a model and measure of safety culture.

Responding to Climate Change: Improving Resilience to Changing Natural and External Hazards at a Nuclear Fuel Facility
David Threlfall, Rebecca Bettison and Mervyn Hayes, Rolls-Royce, UK

This presentation will show how Rolls-Royce Submarines have managed and overcome significant challenges to improve their structural resilience and response against the challenges associated with both new and ageing facilities and climate change at their nuclear fuel fabrication facility.

Engineering Substantiation in the Nuclear Industry
Gareth Davies, Sellafield Ltd; Adam Marriott, EDF Energy; and Tim Boland, Sellafield Ltd, UK

This presentation will illustrate the engineering substantiation process in the nuclear industry with examples and highlight its positives and negatives. The intention is to raise awareness of the process amongst wider industries who may not be familiar with it and may find it of interest.​

Cross Sector Learning (Water)

The Challenge of Implementing Process Safety in the Water Industry
Julie Jeavons, Andre Le Roux and Talia Alberto Picos, Stantec, UK

This presentation will explore the history and development of process safety in the water industry, drawing on case studies of major incidents and the resulting water sector focus. 

The Potential Hits COMAH Misses: Process Safety for Significantly Hazardous Installations Outside the Scope of Major Hazards Legislation
Ken Patterson, Ken Patterson Process Safety; and Ian Welburn, Yorkshire Water, UK

This presentation will ask whether the major 'hazards industries' adoption of an integrated PSMS approach has lessons that can be drawn by other industries? 

Visualizing Flammable Risks in Drainage Systems
Jonathon Lowe, RPS Consulting UK & Ireland; and Ian Spriggs, Anglian Water, UK

This presentation summarises and visualises the approach used to consider potential sources of flammable liquids and gases (methane migration) to estimate and evaluate the potential for these to enter the drainage system network and prioritize any further assessment requirements based on estimated risk to the surrounding population.  


Artificial Intelligence in Safety, the Future or a Recipe for Disaster?
Craig Paterson and David Jamieson, Salus Technical, UK

This presentation will ask whether the safety industry can reap the benefits of AI to improve safety, or is this a recipe for disaster?

Embedding IOGP Process Safety Fundamentals in the Frontline using AI
Edwin Bailey, Ithaca Energy (UK), UK

This present will share a novel approach to delivering training on the 10 International Association of Oil & Gas Producers process safety fundamentals. 

Driving Process Safety Performance Through an Intelligent Dashboard
Sai Vijaya Krishna Malluri, HMEL, India

This presentation will focus on the development of a digitalised intelligent dashboard for monitoring process safety performance indicators. 

Enhancing Process Safety Understanding Through Virtual Reality: An Interactive Simulation of an Offshore Installation Well Bay
Josh Crawley and Dr E J Bailey, Ithaca Energy (UK), UK

This presentation presents a novel approach to reinforcing the learning and understanding of the 10 International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Process Safety Fundamentals using a virtual reality model of a well bay in an offshore installation. 

Engineering & Design

Verifying Compliance with Blowdown Performance Standards Using Advanced Analytics
Anthony Teodorczuk, SBM Offshore, Monaco; and Morgan Bowling, Seeq, USA

This presentation will discuss how utilising digital analytics tools can allow operations teams to automatically identify events, quantify key metrics and share insights (through auto updating reporting) across organisations. 

Hydrogen Failures Without Hydrogen
Conor Fraser, Axiom, UK

This presentation reviews current knowledge of hydrogen damage mechanisms before providing a number of case studies demonstrating hydrogen failures on various items not directly exposed to hydrogen, considering the consequences of these failures and best practice to prevent them. 

The Practical Application of Radio Frequency Interference Assessment
Steve Sherwen, RPS Consulting UK and Ireland

This presentation will explain how through the application of the standard and HSE guidance, a high-level assessment can be undertaken to risk assess a site against the potential for a cloud of gas to be ignited by radio frequency ignition.

Phishing for Biohazards - Understanding Industrial Cyber Risks to Biosafety
Gavin Oldroyd and Fan Ye, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), UK

This presentation will look at the growing threat from cybercrime and focus methods of cyber security risk assessment to identify specific risks to lab/process equipment as a form of industrial control systems, and make recommendations to reduce risk.

Environment & Climate Change

Valuation of Environmental Receptors for Cost-Benefit-Analysis in a Control of Major Accident Hazards Context – Phase 2 Progress
Amaia O'Reilly, Energy Institute; and Rob Ritchie, RAS, UK

This presentation will update attendees on the Energy Institute work to propose a set of base value estimates that could be assigned to environmental receptors and MATTEs and then used as inputs to CBA calculations. 

NaTech Hazards – What Are They? Why Should We Care? And What Can We Do?
Aimee Russell, Carolyn Nicholls and Robert Ritchie, RAS, UK

This presentation will discuss what a NaTech event is, provide an insight into the issues which can arise and why they should be considered alongside the more traditional assessment of risk.

Adapting Hazard Studies to Reflect Climate Change
Mike McKay, TUV Rheinland Industrial Services; and George Watson, Manchester University, UK

This presentation will consider some ways in which we can start to reflect the realities of climate change and the risks that this poses to chemical plants and processes in our hazard studies.

Hazardous Area Classification

Energy Institute Guide 15 Edition 5 Launch (ATEX/DSEAR)
Tim Jones and Steve Sherwen, RPS Consulting UK and Ireland

This presentation will explain the key differences in the forthcoming update to the Energy Institute's Guide 15 (area classification for installations handling flammable fluids) which is due to be released in 2023 as Edition 5. 

A Semi-quantified Method for Improving Quality and Consistency in DSEAR Assessments
David Harding and Graham Morrison, Gexcon, UK

This presentation will share a novel assessment methodology developed by Gexcon UK for DSEAR/ATEX risk assessments which may be of interest to those working in the process hazards industry who regularly perform DSEAR /ATEX assessments and are looking to improve the consistency and accuracy of these assessments.

A Critical Evaluation of the Basis of Safety for Zone of Negligible Extent in Area Classification
Keith Johnson and D De’Ath, Sellafield Ltd, UK

This presentation will provide a basis for defining a more consistent and justifiable approach to the concept of negligible extent. 

HAC to Hazard Hack
Wahid Azizi, DEKRA UK, UK

This presentation aims to provide a formal method of converting the conclusions of hazardous area classification into hazard identification for the purposes of identifying fire and explosion hazards in industrial settings.​

Human Factors

Human Factors Health Check: An Approach to Assessing Compliance with the Human Factors Operational Delivery Guide
Julie Bell and Pippa Brockington, Human Factors Expertise, UK

This presentation will show the benefits of working through the COMAH Competent Authority’s operational delivery guide Inspecting Human Factors at COMAH Establishments

Human Factors Issues and Solutions When Undertaking Major Projects on Operational Sites 
Andy Brazier, AB Risk; and Nick Wise, SSE Thermal, UK

This presentation will look at lessons learned about the importance of collaboration and human factors in successful project management. 

Making Safe Decisions – Our Brains Are Our Worst Enemy
Daryl Wake, DEKRA, UK

This presentation highlights the importance of adopting a proactive approach to safety management by focusing on the brain's cognitive abilities.

Using Data Science to Identify Human Factors Affecting Process Safety
Andrea Rossi and Nyala Nöe, Empirisys Limited, UK

This presentation will look at work to create a decision-making support tool that empowers process safety professionals to optimize performance while mitigating the occurrence of errors associated with human factors. 

Jump to It! – A New Model for Safety Alarm Operator Response Time Requirements that Avoids Misplaced Conservatism
Harvey Dearden, SIS Suite; and Andy Brazier, AB Risk, UK

This presentation looks safety alarm operator response times and uses original research to postulate a new model for the probability of effective alarm diagnosis as a function of available time.  

Situation Awareness as a Factor in Accidents and Incidents
Graeme Dick and Mike Pollard, Reflekt AS, Norway

This presentation will look at we can do to improve the situation awareness of people involved in activities with hazardous materials, in hazardous areas and using complex systems in sometimes complicated circumstances

Data Analysis of Behavior Barrier in Permit to Work System
Anshulkumar Tiwari and Shrikant Kamle, HMEL, India

This presentation will discuss the implementation of a robust e-permit system across all refinery sections, where job safety analysis has been made mandatory for all permits. 

Hydrogen Hazards

Assessment Techniques for Supporting ALARP Demonstration for Energy Transition Projects
Richard Tiffin, ESR Technology, UK

This presentation will look at some practical experiences of how assessment techniques are used to support a range of projects, including energy transition projects, and enable them to meet their regulatory requirements including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), COMAH, and other safety and environmental regulations.

Guidance for UK Hydrogen Safety Case Development
Sean Baker and Nikhil Hardy, ERM, UK

This presentation will look at the work ERM undertook to review the main UK safety regulations and associated guidance relevant to safe and environmentally compliant hydrogen lifecycle processes and its outputs.

Hydrogen as a Fuel for Industry: Technical and Safety Challenges
Luke Butcher, ESR Technology; and Graeme Cook, Aecom, UK

This presentation will look at the technical and safety challenges that must be addressed as we switch to hydrogen so that we ensure that risks remain As Low As Reasonably Practicable.

Review of Gaps and Needs in Data Collection and Definition of Equipment Classes, Failure Modes and Safety Equipment for Hydrogen Systems
Marta Bucelli and N Paltrinieri, SINTEF Energy Research AS, Norway

This presentation will look at issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of hydrogen as the world embarks on a transition towards a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy future and hydrogen has emerged as a promising alternative energy carrier.

Hydrogen Experimental Results

Lessons Learned from Experimental Tests Concerning Liquid Hydrogen Releases
Federica Tamburini, Federico Ustolin and Nicola Paltrinieri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Ernesto Salzano and Valerio Cozzani, University of Bologna, Italy

This presentation will help lay the foundations for a safe implementation of LH2 infrastructure in the foreseeable future.

Digital image Processing for the Estimation of the Heat Flux Entering a Liquid Hydrogen Tank Exposed to a Fire
Alice Schiaroli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Giordano Emrys Scarponi, University of Bologna, Italy; Christian Mata, Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain; Valerio Cozzani, University of Bologna, Italy; and Federico Ustolin, NTNU, Norway

This presentation will look at the behaviour of LH2 cryogenic tanks in external fire conditions.

Quantification of Liquid Hydrogen Jet Fires from Large Scale Experiments
Steven Betteridge, Shell, UK

This presentation will discuss the jet fire results that were obtained for a range of hole sizes and pressures and used to validate existing hydrogen consequence models, which have been developed using gaseous hydrogen jet fires, to determine if the models can also be applied to liquid hydrogen.

Effect of Hydrogen Depressurization on Steel Pipe in Case of Puncture: Experimental Results and Analysis
Vincent Blachetiere, GRTgaz; Guillaume Leroy, INERIS; Jérôme Poenou, GRTgaz; and Magali Polo, GRTgaz, France

This presentation will draw on the experience of the European Hydrogen Backbone to look at the effect of hydrogen depressurization on steel pipe in case of puncture.

Hydrogen Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned from Hydrogen System Integration
Graham Morrison and Karina Almeida, Gexcon, UK

This presentation will share some common issues Gexcon have encountered whilst conducting safety studies for new hydrogen facilities and the lessons they have learned.

Lessons Learned from H2-related Incidents: Criticality of Maintenance Operations
Giulia Collina, Abhishek Subedi, Alessandro Campari, Biraj Singh Thapa, and Nicola Paltrinieri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

This presentation will discuss how planning maintenance activities will provide an economic advantage by eliminating unnecessary actions and cutting down significant financial losses due to accidents.

Hydrogen Risk Assessment

Rationalising Ignition Probability Models for QRA of Hydrogen Supply Chain Facilities
Sriram Raghunath, Shell, India; and Andrew Crerand, Shell Global Solutions, UK

This presentation will look at the ignition probability models developed exclusively for hydrogen facilities to show a comparison of estimated residual risk with multiple ignition models to debate the viability of the modelling approach in estimating the risk.

To Enclose or Not to Enclose? An Investigation on the Influence of Ventilation Arrangements on Hydrogen Explosion Hazards in Compressors
Karina Almeida Leñero and Chris Gold, Gexcon, UK

This presentation will provide insights into the effectiveness of different ventilation strategies and enclosure designs on the dilution of a potential hydrogen leak and thus contribute to the safe design of hydrogen infrastructure.

Hazard Assessment of Energy Storage Systems with a Focus on Hydrogen and Hydrogen Derivatives
John Evans, Thornton Tomasetti, UK

These presentation looks at the drive towards carbonisation and considers the safety and environmental hazard from the main storage systems as well as how low carbon fuels, which are one storage option, can present a major accident hazard threat and, stored volume dependent, may come under the COMAH Regulations.

Learning from Incidents

Catastrophic Incidents – Prevention and Failure
Trevor Hughes, Hughes Consultancy and Research, UK

This presentation will look at reasons why many methods and approaches fail to prevent catastrophic incidents.

Learning Effectively from Near-miss Reporting
Stuart King, Energy Institute; Tony Gower-Jones, Stichting Tripod Foundation; and Ibrahim Khan, Energy Institute, UK

This presentation will discuss the tool created by the Energy Institute and Stichting Tripod Foundation to allow non-experts (e.g. supervisors and others) to quickly investigate low level incidents and near misses and reliably uncover failed barriers, human factors causes, and even identify potential organisational management system factors. 

Lessons Learned from Past Incidents/Near-misses – WestJet Flight 2652
Abbie Harvey, UK Civil Aviation Authority, UK

The presentation will focus on how the International Civil Aviation Organization's 5 Principles of Human Performance can be applied to an aviation near miss event, highlighting the relevant learning points for each principle.

Identifying and Managing Weak Signals – The Platypus Philosophy
Trish Kerin, IChemE Safety Centre, Australia

This presentation will explore some of the biases we have to seeing unlikely events and discuss a framework to identify the weak signals so you can actively manage them. 

Modelling & Simulation

Development of a Practical Methodology for Assessing the Major Accident Risks Associated with Carbon Dioxide Pipelines in Areas of Topography
Robert Melville, Alison Thackery and Ian Lines, Kent PLC, UK

This presentation will outline a practical approach for assessing major accident risks associated with involving cross country CO2 pipelines in areas of topography. 

Data Driven Gas Dispersion Modelling Leveraging Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Kehinde Shaba, Anglo American, UK

This presentation will look at the application of data-driven methods (machine learning/artificial intelligence) as an alternative to traditional approaches to gas dispersion modelling.

CFD-based Evaluation of Inherently Safer FPSO Layouts
Etienne Guinot, SBM Offshore, Netherlands; Laurent Paris, Efectis France; and Josue Quilliou, Gexcon France

This presentation uses practicable real-scale examples and evaluations of inherently safer floating production storage and offloading layouts based on computational fluid dynamics FLACS® software simulation to goal to eliminate or reduce hazards at the source. 

Statistical-based Maintenance for Above Ground Gas Risers in Domestic High-rise Buildings
Simon Au and Pasindu Samaranayake, ERM, Hong Kong

This presentation aims to present a potential way for gas suppliers to apply predictive or statistical-based maintenance in current and future developments using statistical inference and machine learning and to help engineers understand influential factors that could not be accounted for previously, in typical operational settings.

New Energies

Enabling a Safe Energy Transition – How Industry Can Work with its Regulators to Seize the Opportunities of Net Zero
Max Walker, Health & Safety Executive, UK

This presentation will show how HSE, as an enabling regulator, can work with industry and other key stakeholders to navigate a safe path into the new carbon neutral economy.

Mitigation Strategies for Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems
Denise Beach, FM Global, USA

The presentation will discuss lithium-ion battery energy storage systems-related incidents, research activity and results, and mitigation strategies.

Performing a Quantitative Risk Assessment for Utility-scale LiFePO4 Battery Energy Storage Systems: A Case Study for First-of-a-kind Installation in South Africa
Liza Smit and Adriaan van Wyk, Proconics, South Africa; Oliver Heynes and Allen Miller, Insight Numerics, LLC, USA; Richard Walls and Natalia Flores Quiroz, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and Peter McDonald, Chris Stirling and Andrew Nicholson, Viper Applied Science, UK

This presentation will look at the risks associated with battery energy storage systems and associated facilities to identify the necessary safeguards and best practices to reduce the likelihood of battery fires and other undesired events to As Low As Reasonably Practicable

Practical Process Safety Decision Making in Decarbonisation and New Technologies Plant Design
Helen Fennell and Stuart Hunter, Petrofac, UK

This presentation draws on recent front-end engineering design experience on a high hazard installation with significant public risk giving a solution orientated approach to the application of process safety management techniques to the new energies sector. 

Good Practices on Effectively Managing Process Safety Issues When Replicating a Modular Midscale LNG Design
Veronica Luna, Fluor Corporation, Philippines

This presentation shares good practices in effectively managing process safety issues when replicating a modular midscale LNG design based on recent project experiences. 

Explosion Safety in Anaerobic Digestion Sites: Where It Can Go Wrong and Guidance to Avoid That Happening
Sarah Bergin, Graham Atkinson, Alan Beswick, Brian Crook, Tim Small and Lee Schilling, Health & Safety Executive, UK

This presentation aims to summarise recurring trends and knowledge gaps at anaerobic distribution sites, which have been noted to contribute to unsafe practices and have had/could have serious consequences for those involved in those activities.

Historical Analysis on Wind Turbine FIRE Incidents
Vahid Foroughi, ERM, UK and Adriana Palacios, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México

This presentation will look at the results of a research study into wind turbine fire incidents including analysis of the time, the location, the hazardous substances involved, the turbine wind characteristics and the turbine brands involved in the fire accidents. 

Non-routine Operations

Operational Risk Assessment: Sharing Good Practice for the Control of Major Accident Risk
Tom Downie, INEOS FPS, UK

This presentation summarises the processes in place and lessons learned from the practical application of a robust culture and effective system for operational risk management on a high hazard onshore installation.

Guidelines For Managing Abnormal Situations
Roger Stokes, Baker Risk, UK

This presentation will provide an overview of the content of a new book, Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Situations. It will also give some guidance on the provision of training for managing abnormal situations and will step through some of the example training material that was developed to accompany the book.  

Pre Start-up Safety Review (PSSR): Significance, Common Pitfalls and Insights for an Effective Review
Mohammad Moonis, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

This presentation will share lessons learned in the pre start-up safety review process in the oil and chemical Industry with insights that can be relevant to a wide spectrum of industries.

Outside in Risks (OiR)
Pratik Toshniwal, Shell, India

This presentation will share lessons learned from Shell's implementation of an outside-in risks assessment following a major incident in Pakistan.

Safety Critical Task Analysis

Integration of Qualitative Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis with Wider Engineering Risk Assessments
Jamie Henderson and Dominic Furniss, Human Reliability Associates, UK

This presentation will set out the implications of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors' control of major accident hazard guidance for safety critical task analysis practice at major accident hazard sites.

Leak Testing When Reinstating Plant – It’s More Complicated Than You Think
Michelle Cormack, Perenco UK; and Andy Brazier, AB Risk, UK

This presentation will look at the potential risks of leak testing and share the results of a safety critical task analysis for reinstatement of a fuel gas system on an offshore production platform.

Safety Culture

How Much Chronic Unease is Enough?
Jan Skriver and Mohammad Shafiq, Sandvik Coromant, Sweden

This presentation describes Sandvik Coromant’s work to integrate a chronic unease mindset into the safety processes of the organisation and the challenges experienced. It draws on real examples to describe the strengths and weaknesses of the approach.

Learning from Process Safety Events – a Culture Improvement Journey
Naseem Qamar Shaikh and Syed Aamir Abbas, Mari Petroleum Company Limited, Pakistan

This presentation looks at the challenges encountered by Mari Petroleum Company Limited in process safety culture and the reporting of process safety events. In order to manage these challenges, MPCL undertook various initiatives aimed at addressing the issues and fostering a culture within the organisation that encourages the reporting of such incidents.

Kick Starting Process Safety in the Pulp and Paper Industry in Western Canada
John Riddick and Francesca Apruzzese, Caldbeck Process Safety Inc, Canada

This presentation looks at the risk management of process safety hazards in an industry that traditionally does not employ formal or routinely undertake process safety risk management.

Safety Culture – Leadership

Gold Sponsor Session
It Starts at the Top – the Effect of Human Factors and Leadership on Safety

Engaging Leadership: Getting Better Insights from Incident Investigations
Stuart King, Energy Institute; Tony Gower-Jones, Stichting Tripod Foundation; and Ibrahim Khan, Energy Institute, UK

This presentation will detail the development, testing and use case for a new methodology to engage leadership in the results of incidents investigations.

Process Safety Leadership Site Visit Toolkit
Ashley Hynds, UK

This presentation will share a ‘toolkit’ of activities that leaders can choose from to help them conduct impactful site visits which support a positive process safety culture. Each activity will be described in detail, with its purpose, methodology, expected benefits and outcomes, necessary resources, target audience, and suggested follow-up actions.

The Difference That Makes the Difference – Identifying and Applying Criteria for Safety Leadership Excellence
Rachael Cowin, Legitimate Leadership, UK

This presentation will present the results of research interviews with senior leaders from industry. They provide a specific benchmark for organisations to take back and discuss, enabling self-reflection and calibration. It will also illustrate how they can be used as a foundation for sustainable safety leadership Improvement. 

Safety Culture – Operator's Experience

Enhancing Process Safety
Caroline Myers and Simon Mugford, ExxonMobil, UK

This presentation will outline ExxonMobil's efforts to make a step change in preventing the highest consequence potential events and a simple yet effective way of ensuring health, knowledge, competency and ownership of the safeguards and scenarios.

Safety Culture in an Operating Environment
Ron Ramshaw, Safety Management Solutions, UK

This presentation will examine why we continue to have incidents and yet we have huge amounts of lessons learned and experiences to draw on. 

Transition of Engro Fertilizers from a Compliance-based to Risk-Based HSE Management System 
Qazi Wasif Ud Din, Sheeraz Hussain Syed and Mohsin Mukhtar, Engro Fertilizers Limited, Pakistan

This presentation will look at how Engro Fertilizers opted for their risk-based improvement programme with support of DuPont which helped in the identification of the potential risks along with a sustained management of these risk exposures for the company at all levels.

"The talks are a good mix of theoretical and practical. They give you the background and the theory but it's very focused on the applicability of it. I can take what's applicable back to my company and implement it there and then."

Teri Zdrojewski, AWE

"I've learnt techniques and tools that we can use to improve our processes but also softer things around culture."

Tomas Davies, Sellafield Fuels