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Process Safety – Working Together to Deliver Improvement

18 – 19 November 2014

London, United Kingdom | ME Hotel

Technical Agenda

Tuesday, 18 November, 0900-1030

Session 1: Initiatives and Challenges

Session Managers: King Lee; Don Smith

In the first half of the opening session the audience will have the opportunity to hear and discuss the activities in the process safety arena that are being taken forward within key industry groups. The second half of the session will open with an independent cross-industry view on how well the industry is addressing process safety issues, with examples of good practices and areas where improvements are believed to be required. Following the presentation the audience will have the opportunity to contribute their own views and experiences and debate whether we are addressing the most relevant topics for improving process safety performance across the industry.

1100-1230

Session 1: Continued: Are We Doing the Right Things?

Session Managers: King Lee; Don Smith

1330-1500

Session 2: Managing Barriers Better

Session Managers: Michael Johnson; SreeRaj Nair; Ian Robertson; Kirsty Walker

Combinations of technical and human barriers are employed to prevent the occurrence and escalation of major accident hazards for our operations. Identifying the key barriers and their interrelations is key to preventing or reducing the likelihood or severity of an undesired event arising from a potential hazard. The aim of this session is to review and discuss current industry best practice for management of barriers; to understand from industry specialists key areas of focus to strengthen the integrity of technical barriers (both individually and cumulatively) to manage risk; new approaches/tools and importantly, how human factor issues need to be considered.

1530-1700

Session 2: Continued: Barrier Performance, Understanding the Intention and the Reality

Session Managers: Michael Johnson; SreeRaj Nair; Ian Robertson; Kirsty Walker

Wednesday, 19 NOVEMBER, 0900-1030

Session 3: Key Performance Indicators

Session Managers: King Lee; Bertrand Lejay; Kirsty Walker

This session will provide an overview of industry process safety performance indicators that can be used for benchmarking organisational performance. Industry perspectives will be shared on setting manageable, focused leading and lagging indicators to identify strengths and vulnerabilities in management system controls and technical and human barriers. Workshop participants will then have the opportunity to discuss how to select KPIs to ensure data can be used as useful information to better manage risk, how to achieve a balance between leading and lagging indicators, and how to ensure that the monitoring and measuring of performance indicators effectively delivers safety and performance objectives.

1100-1230

Session 3: Continued: Have you got the Right KPIs?

Session Managers: King Lee; Bertrand Lejay; Kirsty Walker

1330-1500

Session 4: Improving Organisational Learning from Past Events

Session Managers: Ben Jones; Bertrand Lejay; Richard Rowe

Incorporating lessons learned from past accidents into legislation and corporate practices has been key to improving the safety record within the oil and gas industry. However, analysis shows that recurring causes are still identified for accidents and near misses; clearly there is room for improvement. The aim of this session is to look at the obstacles to effective learning within companies and industry: share the systems being implemented by operators to create effective organisational learning; and to discuss the key question – how can the industry improve further?

1530-1630

Session 4: Continued: How can the Industry Improve Further?

Session Managers: Ben Jones; Bertrand Lejay; Richard Rowe

1630-1700

Workshop Wrap-up and Close

Summary wrap up from all the workshop sessions and closing remarks.