Process Safety Management Summit 2018


Manchester will play host to the 2018 PSM Summit on 18 April, with the event being led by the UK PSM Competence Programme Board, the Process Safety Forum and the COMAH Strategic Forum.

As the operator of a High Hazard Site you will have the opportunity to learn from Practitioners, Executives & Experts from a variety of organisations including: employers & employees from our industry, regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive and Process Safety Groups such as the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board.

You will be able to update yourself regarding the current areas of Best Practice & Guidance that is available via our industry specific program of presentations, workshops and networking activities.


08:30 Registration and Networking
09:30 Welcome & Introductions - Paul Thomas, Chairman, Process Safety Forum
09:40 Seizing the opportunity for change in management of catastrophic risks - Peter Davidson, Executive Director, Tank Storage Association
10:00 Determining the benefits of process safety investment for good business results/performance - Martyn Lyons, Chief Executive, Inter Terminals 
10:20 Sustaining strong leadership through corporate commitment to managing risk - Dr Paul Logan, Head of Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division, Health & Safety Executive
10:40 Coffee & Networking 
11:10 How does a positive approach towards excellent safety performance contribute on business performance - Brian Cowell, Generation Managing Director, EDF Energy
11:30 Understanding why Cross Sector Learning needs to have a greater presence within industry - Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Construction, Health & Safety Executive
11:50 The value of process safety management in delivering infrastructure - Darren James, Managing Director Infrastructure Division, Costain
12:10 Workshop Briefing -  Paul Thomas, Chairman, Process Safety Forum 
12:20 Lunch & Networking 
12:20 Sponsors Workshops - Conference Sponsor 
13:20 Workshop - Session 1 
14:10 Workshop Changeover
14:20 Workshop - Session 2 
15:10 Coffee & Networking
15:40 Workshop Feedback - Paul Thomas, Chairman, Process Safety Forum
16:10 Q & A Panel - Paul Thomas, Chairman, Process Safety Forum
16:45 Conference Close - Paul Thomas, Chairman, Process Safety Forum
17:00 Sponsors Workshops - Conference Sponsor

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With support from the Health & Safety Executive, UK PSM Competence Programme Board, the Process Safety Forum, the COMAH Strategic Forum and case studies from industry, the Summit will focus on encouraging stakeholders and businesses in all sectors with the potential for major accidents or catastrophic incidents to understand how the underlying principles of process safety can be applied to the management of hazards and risks in their business and industry sector.

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