11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

This one day workshop organised by the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee and Stirling Group invites key influencers across the process industries to participate in a project to develop guidance on safety decision making in loss of containment incidents. It is to be held on the 11th of May, 2016 at Grangemouth refinery, Scotland, UK.

A Working Group under the Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee and Stirling Group has been working on a project to develop guidance and a toolkit for training on front line and managerial safety decision making and dynamic risk assessment in loss of containment (LOC) incidents.

The objective of the project is to improve LOC incident immediate response capability within management and front line operations personnel, by training teams to make better safety decisions in dynamic risk assessments. This will focus on assessing situations then identifying and implementing the correct solutions, both on a personal and team basis.

The intent is to invite key influencers across the energy industry (including upstream through to downstream oil and gas sectors) and other process industries, to participate in a one-day workshop which will shape the outcome of the project and define guidance on good practice for the industry. The emphasis will be on practical approaches that set a high standard yet are reasonably practicable; therefore, whether you can give your own example of good practice or you want to ensure the outcome is practical for your facilities it is essential that you should take this opportunity to influence the guide.

When there is a loss of containment, safety of personnel is a priority, however, previous incidents show that on the spot decision making does not always reflect that priority. This workshop will challenge you to ask:

  • Would it always be a priority at your site?
  • What barriers might occur in your own organisation and workplace that would inhibit this?
  • What can we do to break down and remove those barriers?
  • What can we do to put ourselves in a stronger safer position?

Those interested in attending can register by contacting Sam Daoudi at

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