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Cogent Skills – Hazardex 2019 Exhibitor Profile

16 April 2018

In April 2018, Cogent Skills surpassed 10,000 delegates on its suite of process safety management training courses. Developed for industry by leading employers, regulatory authorities and employer representatives, the popular cultural change process safety training programme has been delivered in over 25 countries around the world.

It continues to make strides in the domestic major hazard industries including chemical and pharmaceutical industries, energy and utilities, consumer goods, construction and even distilleries.

Unlike many other forms of process safety training, a heavy focus is placed on improving process safety understanding in the boardroom, which is subsequently rolled out within companies from the top down; a model which has proven to improve the understanding of process safety enterprise-wide. In addition, other reported benefits have included: a reduction in the number of Lost Time Incidents, an increase in near miss reporting, improved safety cultures and increased productivity.

The emphasis on improving process safety culture also sets the suite of process safety courses apart from more traditional courses that deliver a heavier technical focus. And the suite is the only one to be underpinned by National Standards approved by the PSM Competence Programme Board.

Now a barometer of competence in the major hazard industries, and described by the HSE as “best in class”, the Competent Authority will look favourably on organisations during routine inspections, if employers can evidence such training taking place. 

Alex Slater, Head of Course Operations at Cogent Skills said, “training 8,000 delegates is fantastic but we aren’t finished yet.  Reaching such a milestone sends out a clear message to organisations yet to engage in process safety management training that they are missing out.”

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