The Case for Safety will be the theme of IChemE’s 5th Regional Process Safety Seminar, which is taking place on the 22nd of April in Sarawak, Malaysia  Various topics to be discussed will include:

  • Is there need for more proactive and structured workforce engagement for implementing safety?
  • Is there a need to develop a safety case regime which has been adopted in the North Sea and is of growing interest in the Asia Pacific region?
  • How does workforce behaviour affect the implementation of technical safety safeguards?
  • What are the most effective tools for implementing safety when addressing major accident hazards?
  • How can we more effectively embed the safety thinking to become integral of a young engineer?

MMI’s Paul Heierman-Rix will be presenting a paper on the safety case regime, a summary of which is as follows:

Getting the Balance Right – or Feel the Strain

A Safety Case Regime requests operators to produce a Case for Safety to justify the safe operation of every installation under its remit. The general Safety Case format is reflective of the decisions made during – and following the design process, to achieve an acceptable balance between Inherently Safer facilities, Engineered Safety, and Human Factors.  This paper explores the common design process, the forces at work, the possible scenarios this can lead to, and suggests ways in which to influence outcome.