Managing the Safety of Processes

Our Process Safety Management (PSM) cards have been updated to represent a full set of human characters to act as a reminder that we need people to execute the processes and procedures within PSM frameworks. Cards are organised into the following topics: Organisation Analysis & Implementation Operation & Maintenance Excursions & Modifications The PSM manualContinue reading “Managing the Safety of Processes”

Hazards 32

We’ve signed a sponsorship agreement with the IChemE to provide our Process Safety Cards at the forthcoming Hazards 32 Process Safety Conference This will take place in the historic & beautiful spa town of Harrogate from 18-20 Oct 2022 and marks the return of this international event to a face-to-face format. Each attendee will receiveContinue reading “Hazards 32”

Incident Infographics

Today marks another anniversary of the BP Texas City Refinery explosion of March 23rd 2005. There is no doubt that Incident Investigation reports provide valuable insight into the immediate and root causes of major accidents like this, however can you really digest & communicate all the key messages and apply the lessons which have beenContinue reading “Incident Infographics”

CHASE – Cyber Challenges & Controls

Hybrid warfare is now (sadly) a reality, and the threat of digital attacks has placed national & local infrastructure assets on heightened alert, however there is a wealth of information available to help evaluate your cyber security vulnerabilities & measures. The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) operational guidance (OG-0086) includes two clear statements associatedContinue reading “CHASE – Cyber Challenges & Controls”

VESTA – Ignition Insights

THE UK Health & Safety Laboratory conducted research [HSL0609] into ‘Unidentified Ignition Sources of Unplanned Flammable Releases‘ and found that ” … following investigations into major accidents that had a release and an ignition, about 60% of those incidents did not have an ignition source identified by the investigation” – so if you don’t knowContinue reading “VESTA – Ignition Insights”

Here Be Dragons

In the Medieval Period or Middle Ages, only about 5% of the population could read or write and therefore iconography was the foundation of mass communication. The phrase “Here be Dragons” (HC SVNT DRACONES) was used next to images of dragons or other mythical beasts on maps to indicate dangerous or unexplored territories i.e. toContinue reading “Here Be Dragons”