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Hazardex 2017 Conference - The role of standards on business resilience and continuity in the areas of explosive atmospheres and health and safety

16 December 2016

Standards help businesses embed the habits of excellence so that they perform better; manage their risks more effectively and achieve sustainable growth. This session will explore the importance of standards, the main principles of standards development and their contribution to the resilience and continuity of businesses of all sizes across all industries. 

In particular, our expert will discuss the application of standards in specific areas such as potentially explosive atmospheres, health and safety, and hazard prevention; their evolution and the impact they have in reducing accidents and saving lives.

About the speaker

David Long is the current Chair of BSI standards committee EXL/23 Explosion and fire precautions in industrial and chemical plant, and the Managing Director of Protego UK Ltd.

David has been involved in the explosion protection industry since 1993 and has been a member of committee EXL/23 for over 21 years. He helped to write the first European Standard on Flame Arresters and has been involved with the development of several other standards; leading the UK delegation on both a European and international level. David has Chaired EXL/23 since 2016 and manages Protego UK, a manufacturer of equipment in the engineering, petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and bioenergy sectors.


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