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Hazards: Assurance, Human Factors and Culture

Hazards: Assurance, Human Factors and Culture

ISBN: 978-1-911446-67-5

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This USB contains copies of papers presented at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Hazards conferences in the UK under the headings of ‘Assurance, Human Factors and Culture. In addition, papers presented under the same heading at the 2013 and 2014 conferences have also been included free of charge.

Additional USBs covering Knowledge and Competence, Engineering and Design and Systems and Procedures are also available.

All papers are in PDF format.



  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 09

Safety Culture, Leadership and Enforcement: What Does it Mean for Seveso Inspection? Lee Allford 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 10

How to Focus on the Right Things in Complex Process Safety Systems Ian Travers, Stuart Hawksworth and Matt Clay 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 11

A Framework for Developing Leading Indicators for Offshore Drillwell Blowout Incidents Nafiz Tamim, Delphine Laboureur, Ray A. Mentzer, M. Sam Mannan and A. Rashid Hasan 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 12

The Use of Bowtie Analysis in Process Safety Auditing Doug Anderson, Margaret Caulfield, Martyn Ramsden, Glenn Pettitt and Malcolm Sarstedt 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 40

Internal Auditing of Process Safety Lee Allford 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 47

New Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance for COMAH Facilities: Effective Application of an Integrated Risk Management Approach Katy Baker, Wendy Owen, Benjamin Raine and Sarah Grainger 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 33

Is it time, in the process industry, to question the limits of audits? J.-C. Le Coze and M. Dupré 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 35

Process safety management audits – lessons learnt from South Africa R. Prior


Legislation and compliance 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 19

Practical Application of the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industry Forum (CDOIF) Guideline “Environmental Risk Tolerability for COMAH Establishments” Ron Graham 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 23

COMAH 2015: Practical Classification of Mixtures on COMAH Establishments Susan Fraser, Maria Mallafrè Garcia, Howard Mason and Jill Wilday 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 24

Identification of Major Environmental Incidents and Safety Critical Elements: Developing a Best Practice Approach James McDougall, Mark Taylor and Michael Cobb 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 34

Review of Global Regulations for Anhydrous Ammonia Production, Use and Storage Mark Fecke, Stephen Garner and Brenton Cox 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 39

Issues in DSEAR Implementation 2015 Tony Ennis 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 22

EI15 4th Edition, Improvements and Application Steve Sherwen 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 41

The Evolution of Process Safety Standards and Legislation Following Landmark Events – What Have we Learnt? Trish Kerin 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 42

Seveso III – the Public Participation Challenge Pat Swords 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 43

COMAH 2015: Classification Issues in Determining Whether Establishments Are in Scope Maria Mallafrè Garcia, Susan Fraser and Jill Wilday 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 44

6007-32-1: the New Standard on Avoidance of Electrostatic Hazards Jeremy Smallwood 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 47

New Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance for COMAH Facilities: Effective Application of an Integrated Risk Management Approach Katy Baker, Wendy Owen, Benjamin Raine and Sarah Grainger

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 01

Estimating possible impact of the Seveso III Directive for the UK to inform negotiation and implementation Jill Wilday, Susan Fraser, Brian Fullam, Sandra Ashcroft and Rachel McCann 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 10

A simple end-to-end guide to COMAH report writing and management Mark Manton and Brad Eccles 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 30

Developing options for providing COMAH site information to the public, under the Seveso III Directive Jane Durling, Daniel Gaskarth, Aidan Whitfield, Sandra Ashcroft and Rachel McCann 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 31

What is good practice for the proof testing of safety instrumented systems of low safety integrity? Jeff Wood 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 32

Certification for the IEC61508 group of standards put into perspective Clive de Salis 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 02

Field implementation of the COMAH competent authority strategic priority on ageing plant S. Pointer 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 47

Practical application of the UKOOA Ignition Model B. Bain, M. Celnik and G. Korneliussen 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 48

An alternative methodology addressing United Nations (UN) classification type for self-reactive substances D. Dale 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 49

The forthcoming Seveso III Directive: alignment with GHS classifications and data issues for acute toxicity J. Wilday, S. Fraser, C. Bailey, M. Stocks-Greaves, P. Ridgway and S. Ashcroft 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 50

Using process safety peer review to identify best practices – a case study G. Sellers, B. Woodhouse and C. Conlon 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 51

How reliable is my safety case? K. R. Murphy, S. M. Gilbert and B. Lewis 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 52

Integration of ALARP into project management processes – how low is low enough? C. A. L. Nicholls


Functional Safety 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 66

Functional Safety: Finding the Right Balance Hervé Vaudreya and Clive de Salis 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 67

Proof Testing... A key performance indicator for designers and end users of Safety Instrumented Systems David Green and Ron Bell 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 68

Barrier Management in the Design of Unattended Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Adrian Bunn 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 13

IntelliRed System for Autonomous Detection of Hydrocarbon Releases H. M. Abdel-Moati and J. M. Morris 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 14

The Role of Process History in Reducing False Alarms Alan Mahoney, Oksana Koltsova and Robin Brooks 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 15

IEC 61511 – Functional Safety in the Process Industry. The Long Awaited IEC 61511 Edition 2 and What it Means for the Process Industry Andrew Derbyshire 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 16

Determination of Alarm Safety Response Time Ayo Akintoye and Simon Round 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 54

Functional Safety Management in Greenfield Offshore Projects Jasjeet Singh 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 18

SIL determination and high demand mode Alan G. King

   41.  Hazards 24 – Paper 24

Stochastic SIL verification for complex safety instrumented systems Sara Shahidi and Mehran Pourzand 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 46

Inclusive and integrated risk assessment, risk management and SIF definition under the IEC61508 group of standards Clive de Salis 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 48

Where are your SIL assessments now? Jo Fearnley 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 25

A systematic approach to addressing human factors issues for SIL determination studies D. Embrey 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 26

An independent evaluation of the UK Process Industry Gap Analysis Tool for addressing the uses of an operator as SIL level 1 component in tank overfill protection systems D. Embrey and J. Henderson 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 29

Beyond LOPA: Safety integrity assessment in the pharmaceutical sector A. G. King and D. Hodgson


Human factors 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 05

Practical Implementation of System Safety Approaches and STAMP in the Oil and Gas Sector

Conor Crowley 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 06

Lessons learnt from the introduction of human performance concepts and tools on oil and gas platforms

Johnny Mitchell 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 07

The CIEHF White Paper on Human Factors in Barrier Management: Recommendations for good practice

Ronald McLeod and Ian Randle 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 08

Human Factors Issues in Control of Work Systems Jamie Henderson, Neil Hunter and David Embrey 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 26

Measuring Human Performance: The next big challenge Ian Travers 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 27

Organisational Change Management – Making a Change, Managing Hazards, Protecting People Catherine Tait and Sophie Whitehead 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 28

Worker Fatigue Risk Management in Practice: Benefits and Challenges? Colleen Butler and Julie Bell 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 47

Representing Human Factors in Bow Ties as per the new CCPS/EI Book Mark Manton, Martin Johnson, Robin Pitblado, Charles Cowley, Tim McGrath, Ron McLeod and Rob Miles 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 59

Using Human Factors risk analyses to develop risk-informed competence standards Neil Hunter, Jamie Henderson and David Embrey

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 57

Human Factors: How to be Proactive in a Reactive World Emily Taylor 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 58

The Use and Uptake of Simulators for Training Offshore Drilling Crews John Wilkinson and Ed Corbett 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 59

Consolidation of the HEART Human Reliability Assessment Principles J. Bell and J.C. Williams 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 17

Understanding Precursors to Major Accident Hazard Events Using Safety Critical Task Analysis George Petrie and Ann Rosbrook 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 18

Applying Human Factors Engineering to Control Room Upgrade Projects and to the Design of New Build Control Rooms Janette Edmonds 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 19

Why Human Error Matters More than Non-Compliance in the Major Hazard Sector John Wilkinson 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 56

How Many Process Safety Engineers Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb Culture? Mike Broadribb and Stephen Wheeler 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 06

Decision making using Human Reliability Analysis Fabio Oshiro 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 07

A guide to enhancing process safety and plant efficiency through the competence of Control Room Operators (CROs) Paul Leach, Michael Wright and Stuart King 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 08

Human factors result in alarms and trips failing to achieve the expected risk reduction A. G. Foord 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 09

Task identification for human factors safety critical task analysis Jamie Henderson 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 42

Benchmarking human factors in the process industries Jamie Elliott, Sarah Grindrod and Paul Sirett 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 43

Development of a task analysis programme addressing safety critical tasks at INEOS ChlorVinyls, Runcorn site Colin Brunold and Clive Mattock 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 44

Linking task analysis with other process safety activities Andy Brazier 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 45

Behavioural strategies for improving systems, conditions and behaviours Manuel Rodriguez and James Birch


  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 29

Process Safety Culture – Sorting the Wood from the Trees Mark Manton, Brad Eccles and Steve Arendt 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 30

Can a Company Really Measure its Own Safety Culture? Natasha Perry, Martine Berg Hannevik and Sarah A. D. Grøndahl 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 31

Chicken or Egg? Safety Critical Task Analysis and Bowties Jodie Lewis, Andrew Bradbeer, Ian Hamilton and Tamara Maynard 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 33

Managing the Influence of Major Emergencies on Staff Competence David Evans and Alan McDonald 

  1. Hazards 26 – Paper 62

Implementing a Proactive Learning Approach Elena Blardony Arranz 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 05

Making the Practical Side of Process Safety Management Work for You Rod Prior 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 06

The Contribution of Fatigue and Shift-Work to the Buncefield Explosion and the Key Lessons for the Chemical and Allied High Hazard Industries

John Wilkinson and Julie Bell 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 07

An Analysis of Safety Culture across International Societies and the Implications for Corporate Management Systems – a Bulgaria Plant Case Study John Huckstepp and Khalida Suleymanova 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 08

Whistleblowing – Avoiding the Hazards Keith Plumb and Cathy James 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 32

High Reliability Organising and Mindful Leadership Nadine Mellor, Jill Wilday, Jennifer Lunt and Justin Holroyd 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 33

Inherent Safety: It's Common Sense, Now for Common Practice! David Edwards, John Foster, Daniel Linwood, Mark McBride-Wright and Peter Russell 

  1. Hazards 25 – Paper 34

Organisational Amnesia: Is There a Cure? Jonathan Berman and Michael Wright

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 64

Characteristics of companies with great process safety performance Jack McCavit, Scott Berger, Louisa Nara and Cheryl Grounds 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 65

Why don’t all our facilities succeed in applying corporate process safety requirements and what can we do about it? Richard Gowland 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 67

Selection, training and development processes to support effective supervisor safety behaviour within the UK oil & gas industry George Petrie 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 68

Making facilities safer by design Graeme Ellis 

  1. Hazards 24 – Paper 69

Corporate memory – the collective brain and the struggle against amnesia John Evans and Gordon Martin 

  1. Hazards 27 – Paper 39

Safety, Human Factors, Culture and Lessons learnt from Decommissioning Azzam Younes 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 01

Making process safety a topic for the board room G. Ellis 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 69

Organisational and cultural causes of accidents – a pilot study M. McBride, R. Taylor and G, Sibbick 

  1. Hazards 23 – Paper 70

Safety culture and performance indicators for a ‘top tier’ COMAH SME D. P. Threlfall

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