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EFCE Workshop: Achieving Process Safety Competence in Engineering

posted 17 Feb 2013, 01:55 by Webadmin Loss Prevention   [ updated 8 Dec 2014, 04:13 by Niels Jensen ]

Breaking News: The planned workshop unfortunately had to be postponed. The WP Loss Prevention will discuss possible dates at a business meeting after the 14th Symposium in Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Florence, Italy. Updated workshop information will be available here the week of May 20th.

The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) working parties on Loss Prevention and Education have come together to organise this workshop on 'Achieving Process Safety Competence in Engineering' during the days April 4th-5th, 2013 (that is the end of the first week after Easter) at the Dechema-Haus in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The very affordable cost of this two day event is just 100 € plus your travelling expenses to/from Frankfurt and your hotel expenses.

Incidents over recent years have shown that there is still a need to improve process safety performance against a background where the penalties for failure continue to increase. Organisations, both large and small, will require scientists and engineers of all disciplines able to implement effective and safe solutions at all stages of a project from laboratory development through to operation. The workshop is likely to be of interest to all of those involved in process safety education, professors, HOD’s and lecturers, as well as those involved in industry. In addition to inputs from those involved in delivering process safety training and research the workshop will include presentations from industry and regulators. A substantial part of the workshop will be devoted to group work providing attendees with the opportunity to share experience and develop common positions.

In addition to inputs from those involved in delivering process safety training and research, the workshop will include presentations from industry and regulators. A substantial part of the workshop will be devoted to group work providing attendees with the opportunity to share experience and develop common positions. The information about the workshop is attached as a PDF-file below for easy distribution within your network. Registration for the workshop is done on the DECHEMA website.

The workshop objectives are
  • To share experience on how best to incorporate process safety into the curriculum of undergraduate & post graduate education in engineering & science.
  • To share ideas on curriculum.
  • To share good practice in the development of process safety competence in engineering.
  • To identify & share sources of suitable training material.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for networking with others working in this field from universities, industry and regulators which will assist newly appointed lecturers and trainers.
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The target group is
  • Professors, Heads of Departments and senior lecturers responsible for the development of the curriculum for engineering & science courses.
  • Lecturers in engineering & science who have teaching responsibilities which include process safety.
    • Experienced lecturers
    • Newly appointed lecturers
  • Those providing process safety training in industry.
Key Topics are
  • Experience in incorporating process safety into science & engineering courses.
  • Curriculum development for both BSc & MSc courses.
  • Input from process safety experts from
    • industry
    • regulators
  • Input from experienced lecturers and trainers.
    • Identification of the factors which both aid and inhibit good training.
  • The use of ‘case studies’.
The detailed programme for day 1 on the theme: How best to incorporate process safety into the curriculum of undergraduate & post graduate education in engineering & science.

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome & introduction by Eddy De Rademaeker, Chair EFCE Loss Prevention Working Party
09:15 Process Safety Competence: an industrial view by Christian Jochum, Head of Centre, European Process Safety Centre
09:45 Process Safety Competence: a regulators view by Mark Hailwood, LUBW State Institute for Environment, Monitoring and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg
10:15 Coffee
10:45 Recent Process Safety incidents and their impact by Robin Turney, EFCE Loss Prevention Working Party
11:15 Process Safety Research by Hans Pasman, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center,Texas A&M University
11:45 Discussion of morning presentations
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Development of a model curriculum, DECHEMA Speaker
13:45 Syndicate work
Incorporation of PS into undergraduate/post graduate education
a) Benefits
b) Desired outcomes
c) Obstacles to be overcome15:00 Feedback & formulation of an action plan (with coffee)
16:15 Closing remarks
16:30 Meeting closes

19:00 Informal dinner

And the detailed programme for day 2 on the theme: Practical aspects of increasing Process Safety Competence

08:30 Welcome to day 2 by Martin Pitt, Chair EFCE Education Working Party
08:45 Fundamentals of Process safety: experience in post graduate training Institution of Chemical Engineers
09:15 Experience in incorporation of PS into a university course by Martin Pitt, Sheffield University,
10:00 Coffee
10:15 P.Eng. (Process Safety) a new professional qualification
10:30 Syndicate work
What topics need to be covered?
How should they be incorporated?
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Feedback from syndicate work
Core topics/ Model curriculum/Use of case studies
14:45 Sharing good practice
15:45 Next steps
16:15 Closing remarks
16:30 Workshop closes
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Webadmin Loss Prevention,
17 Feb 2013, 01:55