Events

Join Chilworth at these Conferences, Exhibitions and Training events coming up across the next year.

 

 

 

  • 4 Apr training
    Process Safety Awareness

    Process safety incidents such as fires, explosions and toxic releases have the potential to cause major loss of life, plant, business and reputation. Despite advances in knowledge and technology, these incidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. A major cause cited in many major accident investigations is a lack of awareness of what could go wrong on the plant and how bad the consequences could be. This introductory course aims to provide a basic awareness of the range of process safety hazards which can occur, their potential consequences and effective mitigation measures. The course would be ideal for those new to a process safety role but also to those wishing to gain a broad overview of this important topic.

    In -Company Open Training Exclusive

    Content

    Delegates will learn:

    • What is process safety and how does it differ from occupational safety
    • About the range of process safety hazards present on many chemical and process plants including fire and explosion hazards, overpressure hazards and hazards of toxic release
    • How bad can it be? - about the consequences of process safety incidents using case studies as examples
    • Common risk mitigation measures to prevent incidents or limit the effects
    • An introduction to process safety management and the relationship between poor management and incidents

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 25 Apr exhibition
    Chemical Watch Expo

    We will be exhibiting at the inaugural Chemical Watch and Chemical Risk Manager Expo: REACH into the Future. This brand new two-day event offers a dedicated exhibition and related workshops focusing on preparation for the REACH 2018 registration deadline. Come and talk to us on stand 23. To book or for more information: https://chemicalwatch.com/expo2017

  • 9 May training
    Functional Safety Management & SIL Assesment

    An introduction to IEC 61508/11 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) principles for establishing the performance, specification and reliability of Safety Instrumented System. 

    This course is suitable for anyone who would benefit from a broad understanding of this important safety related area and will cover the background of IEC61508/11 SIL development and its management requirements. The presentation will go on to explain SIL determination techniques such as Risk Graph & Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), which are common methods within the process industries. Workshops will reinforce the learning of these techniques.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1:

    The introduction will cover the background of IEC61508/11 SIL development and its management requirements and will go on to explain SIL determination techniques such as Risk Graph & Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), which are common methods within the process industries. Workshops will reinforce the learning of these techniques.

    Day 2:

    The course moves onto the initial implementation phase of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) design, including system
    architecture, failure modes, fault tolerance, human reliability, etc., in order to achieve both performance and integrity. Familiarisation with the requirements of operational proof testing and maintenance of SIS and their impact to overall functional safety will also be addressed. The importance of management, competency, planning and conformity assessment will be highlighted.

    Day 3:

    Based on the information presented and following completion of the course, delegates should be able to participate in, and contribute towards, future SIL assessments within their own workplace, appreciate the elements of safety system design and the importance of operations and maintenance management to overall safety. Extensive opportunities to discuss the various issues raised with the lecturers will be provided. 

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 13 Jun training
    Practical Aspects of ATEX Compliance Success

    Chilworth's flagship four day course, Practical Aspects of ATEX Compliance Success covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1: 

    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for ATEX.

    Why not network with other delegates and presenters at our complimentary welcome dinner?

    Day 2: 

    Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

    Day 3:

    Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

    Day 4:

    Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking ATEX compliance work.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 12 Sep training
    Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success (September)

    Chilworth's flagship four day course, Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1:

    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for DSEAR/ATEX.

    Why not network with other delegates and presenters at our complimentary welcome dinner?

    Day 2: 

    Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

    Day 3:

    Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with DSEAR/ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

    Day 4:

    Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking DSEAR compliance work.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 26 Sep training
    Practical HAZOP Leadership in Action

    Complex processing with inherent hazards requires systematic methods for hazard identification and assessment. Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) is a recognised industry-wide method for achieving this.

    HAZOP is a rigorous, structured approach to identifying operational problems and hazards which can be adapted to a variety of processes and technologies, however the effectiveness and efficiency of a HAZOP depends on the competence of the leader. This course will help leaders develop the skills necessary to make HAZOP a cost effective aspect of their process development, design and management in their organisation.

    In -Company Open Training Exclusive

    Content

    Day 1:

    Delegates will learn when and how HAZOP should be employed in a process lifecycle and how HAZOP compares to other hazard identification and assessment techniques. Tuition on how to conduct a HAZOP on continuous and batch process plants will be given.

    Day 2:

    Building on the main themes mentioned above, delegates will learn how to prepare, and develop effective leadership techniques, for HAZOP studies while developing and auditing HAZOP procedures.

    Day 3:

    Examples, case studies and practical examples of HAZOPs in industry.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 3 Oct training
    Basics of Occupied Buildings Risk Assessment

    Many recent and historic industrial accidents have highlighted the vulnerability of people in buildings on chemical plants. Examples include Flixborough and more recently the BP Texas City explosion in which a number of people were killed in portacabins located close to the explosion epicentre. Although some buildings can provide shelter in place protection from toxic releases, if an explosion occurs, the potential for the building to collapse at low overpressure actually can place occupants at increased risk. Most people on chemical plants do not need to be sited close to the processing units. In the UK, Chemical Industries Association (CIA) guidance on how to assess risks to people in buildings has existed for a number of years. Regulatory focus on this issue has generally been limited to COMAH regulated sites although DEKRA Insight’s experience indicates that even companies who are not regulated under COMAH might still be placing people at an unacceptable level of risk from major hazards such as fire and explosion.

    This one day course aims to provide an introduction to the topic to enable delegates to determine if they have a potential OBRA issue and to practice the methodology for carrying out assessments on their site. The course calls upon the many years’ experience of the presenter in helping companies assess risk to building occupants and find pragmatic solutions to sometimes quite complex siting issues.

    In -Company Open Training Exclusive

    Content

    An introductory module describing the stages of OBRA, beginning with a background – what can go wrong and consequences to people in buildings. We will move on to the identification of hazardous events and their inclusion in the assessment, modelling the hazardous effects of major process incidents such as fire, explosion, pressure vessel burst and toxic gas releases and how to select which buildings need to be considered alongside assessing hazardous effects on different building types. Finally, we look at the quantification of the risks to occupants of buildings and the use of risk tolerability criteria to help with decision making. Consideration will be given to options for reducing risk and demonstrating ALARP including when toxic refuges are required, their basic design requirements and the subsequent development of management systems for occupied buildings. Workshops will be employed throughout the training to help understanding and to practice the methods described. Use will be made of the CIA Guidance for occupied building risk assessment.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 7 Nov training
    Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success (November)

    Chilworth's flagship four day course, Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1: 

    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for DSEAR/ATEX.

    Why not network with other delegates and presenters at our complimentary welcome dinner?

    Day 2: 

    Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

    Day 3:

    Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with DSEAR/ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

    Day 4:

    Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking DSEAR compliance work.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;