Catastrophe! A 50 year retrospective of catastrophic events and the lessons engineers can learn.

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20 May 2021 11:00 - 12:00
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Why should you as engineers and technologists be interested in Process Safety when you are working in companies that don't deal with bulk chemicals or hazardous materials, that are not seen as of high hazard?

It is because poor design or construction, sloppy operations and startups, poor modification procedures or practice, lead to a loss of control.

At whatever level in management and in whichever discipline you are, there are things that you may do that would cause minor faults to become upsets and finally emergencies. With damage to plant, people and reputations, so sign in and learn from others mistakes and experience. And hear about the principles of process safety leadership.

You will be surprised to see how a wide variety of industries could have helped themselves to avoid the common causes and errors.

About the speaker: Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers working for Costain as Group Process Safety Manager. Based in the North East of England, he advises the group and its clients on the strategic implementation of process safety management across all sectors and service lines but with particular focus on contracts with catastrophic incident potential. He leads for the group on incident investigation and is also involved in auditing, defining company guidance and education in process safety and leadership.

Since May 2015, Richard has also been Chair of the UK PSM Competence Programme Board which originated in the National Skills Academy – Process Industries.

Richard became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer having graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and trained with ICI. He joined Costain in 2013 having worked before then in the petrochemicals, chemicals and steel industries for business of ICI, DuPont, Croda and Tata Steel. In these, Richard held roles in asset integrity, maintenance management, projects management, process safety and organisational consultancy and was also involved in business strategy, business purchases and new business integration. His work has taken him to many countries in Europe, South and South East Asia and to the US.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers working for Costain as Group Process Safety Manager. Based in the North East of England, he advises the group and its clients on the strategic implementation of process safety management across all sectors and service lines but with particular focus on contracts with catastrophic incident potential. He leads for the group on incident investigation and is also involved in auditing, defining company guidance and education in process safety and leadership.

Since May 2015, Richard has also been Chair of the UK PSM Competence Programme Board which originated in the National Skills Academy – Process Industries.

Richard became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer having graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and trained with ICI. He joined Costain in 2013 having worked before then in the petrochemicals, chemicals and steel industries for business of ICI, DuPont, Croda and Tata Steel. In these, Richard held roles in asset integrity, maintenance management, projects management, process safety and organisational consultancy and was also involved in business strategy, business purchases and new business integration. His work has taken him to many countries in Europe, South and South East Asia and to the US.

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Richard Roff - Group Process Safety Manager - Constain For the speaker description, please see the full description of the event.

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