Time Description Location Sessions
09:00 - 10:00

Registration, Networking, Exhibition

Opportunity to visit the exhibitor stands and catch up on what’s happening in your industry
10:00 - 10:10

Introduction and welcome - John Whitfield, EEMUA Chairman

10:10 - 11:00 Keynote 1: David Glass, HM Principal Specialist Inspector, HSE.

Leadership behaviour & management engagement. Managing a major hazard business requires:

  • Board level involvement and competence
  • Constant and active engagement
  • Board level visibility and promotion
  • Engagement of the workforce
  • Monitoring both leading and lagging indicators
  • Publication of process safety performance information
  • Sharing best practice across industry sectors.
These are not evident in all companies. Absence of one or more of these is a gap which must be filled.
11:00 - 11:50 Keynote 2: Oliver Mullan, Head of Capital Projects,Tata Steel Strip UK
An asset integrity and risk management journey relating to both leadership behaviours and investment decisions.
11:50 - 12:10


12:10 - 13:00 Breakout sessions - A

(A1) Organisational Leadership in Asset Integrity - Simon Mann, Technical Leader, SABIC Petrochemicals UK Ltd  

The presentation discusses how the behaviours of leaders should be complemented by a management system which ensures that all parts of an organisation remain focused on asset integrity excellence.

Key elements of an Asset Integrity Management System will be explored in detail;
-    The Plan-Do-Check-Act framework
-    The Asset Lifecycle approach
-    Competence in Safety-Critical Tasks

(A2) Criticality of accurate data collection and communication for plant integrity related tasks - Carolyn Nicholls, Operations Director, RAS Ltd

Lately within industry there has been a drive for learning from past incidents and from the wider industry. These incidents are invariably caused by a number of failures which might have started as an isolated, minor incident but soon escalated to a major accident. While learning from case studies of major accidents is undoubtedly critical in achieving continuous improvement in risk management, why is it that we have to wait until it is too late to take account of those minor integrity failings?

Organisations often fail to record minor repairs to equipment. These fixes might seem insignificant at the time, but with more diligent recording of reactive maintenance tasks, no matter how minor, organisations can learn what can go wrong and how better to manage it.

Carolyn will present a case study which will demonstrate how RAS Ltd has helped clients to move forward in data reporting and sharing. Common issues such as communicating up the management chain and between businesses will be highlighted and RAS Ltd's approach to solving these problems described.  

(A3) Assessment & management of arc flash risk - Gary Holcroft, HM Specialist Inspector, Electrical Power Systems, HSE

An examination of the justification for work on or near live conductors, and the principle of prevention that should be applied. This session will also focus on best practice when keeping electrical switchgear safe and will reference UK regulations. 

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:50

Breakout sessions - B

(B1) Bowtie - a tool for linking leadership, behaviour and knowledge management - Dr Ian Watson, Process Safety Lead Engineer, E.ON

This case study will explore how E.ON have made Bowtie an integral part of their risk management framework.

(B2) Mining the inspection database: learning the lessons  from 15 years of data - Adam Potter, Inspection Manager, Axiom

Axiom have been inspecting process equipment since 2003. Adam will demonstrate how the wealth of structured data that has been collated over the past 15 years is used to inform best practice.

(B3) Cyber security inspection - Nic Butcher, HM Specialist Inspector, Electrical, Control and Cyber Security & Sarabjit Purewal, Principal Specialist Inspector, HSE

The HSE has carried out trial inspections of cyber security at a number of industrial sites, and following the adoption of the NIS directive is now in the process of inspecting sites both for cyber security and critical infrastrucure implications, with the prospect of significant penalties for failures. Putting the technical solutions in place depends on having the right management structures in place. How well do you measure up to the expectations?

15:00 - 15:50

Breakout sessions - C


(C1) Long distance walking the job - Ian Travers, Process Safety Consultant, ITL

When sites were small it was easy.  It got harder when the sites got bigger.  Now that they might be all over the world...
  •  How do you ensure that remote sites are safe sites?
  •  How do you keep tabs on what employees are doing?
  •  How do you ensure that employees know what they need to know?


(C2) An Integrity management system for reciprocating compressors and steam turbines - Matthew Jessop, Rotating Equipment Team Leader, Essar Oil UK 

A presentation on the approach Essar Oil adopts to manage the assurance of their reciprocating compressor and steam turbine fleet in line with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR). Delegates will also gain insight into how the competency of staff is managed.


(C3) Good practice for management of 3rd party changes to plant control systems - Mark Boult, DNV-GL, UK Operations Director

This session will provide guidance on how to effectively manage OEM changes to plant from an operators’ point of view, incorporating managing access remotely.  

15:50 - 16:10


16:10 - 17:00

Keynote 3: Alan Cheung, Group Health & Safety Director, Costain.

Transitioning an organisation into an environment with a greater focus on safety.

This presentation will outline the role of behavioural science in improving leadership behaviours and habits to achieve safety and asset integrity goals.
17:00 - 17:10

Wrap up session

18:00 - 18:30

EEMUA Council Reception

18:30 - 19:00

Event Reception

19:00 - 22:00

Dinner & Networking

22:00 - 24:00 Drinks at the bar