65 mins

On-demand Webinar: Understanding a Basis of Safety

Every plant unit operation requires a Basis of Safety. Choosing the correct Basis of Safety involves an in-depth assessment of the processes and proposing a Basis of Safety that is most practical and effective for a particular operation. There are 3 choices available:

1. Explosion Prevention
2. Avoidance of Ignition Sources
3. Explosion Protection

A basis of safety document can be created to facilitate communication, learning and referencing of critical process safety information (PSI). These documents can then be utilised by and for operators, engineers and managers.

The basis of safety will also document a list of potentially worst-case scenarios, safety objectives with control measures, and the safe operating envelope for a process. By limiting the basis of safety to only that which pertains to catastrophic incident prevention, emphasis on learning can be placed where it is most critical. 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to build and optimise an effective basis of safety
  • Recent basis of safety trends across the industry
  • Understanding risk reduction methodologies: substitute, minimise, moderate and simplify

This webinar is best for:

  • Process Safety Managers
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Operational Staff
  • Business Leaders
  • Engineering Staff
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Technical Speaker – Dr Andrew Fowler, Director, Sigma-HSE

Dr Fowler received his BSc and PhD in Surface Chemistry from the University of Durham in 1984. He has sixteen years of experience as an HSE Process Safety Specialist Inspector covering field inspections, major hazards, and safety policy development. During his time at the HSE, Dr Fowler authored guidance publications and staff training manuals.

Following an accomplished career in the UK HSE, Dr Fowler gained a wealth of commercial consultancy experience. During this time, he completed multiple process safety management audits and published bespoke staff training programs.

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