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Goodbye and thank you!

Author : Alan Franck, Editor, Hazardex

17 December 2019

The January edition is my last Hazardex edition as Editor – I retire at the end of 2019 after eight happy and productive years with the publication.

Alan F - walking into the sunset
Alan F - walking into the sunset

Over those years we have tried to expand the focus of the magazine, website and events to provide the widest possible background information and intelligence on hazardous area operations and process safety. Our news coverage is unique, providing a comprehensive record of serious incidents around the world, technological advances and political, regulatory and industry developments relevant to the sector.
Beyond this, our features give important insights into the many challenges and opportunities facing those industries where explosive atmospheres and other process industry hazards loom large in the concerns of engineers and safety managers. At the same time, our prominent columnists shed light on the all-important area of standards, which frame the parameters within which our industry operates.
We have built something special, and I am pleased to say I will be leaving Hazardex in good hands. Alistair Hookway will be the new Editor in 2020, after proving himself a committed and inspired Associate Editor over the last six months.
He will work closely with Publisher Russell Goater and Sales Manager Kathy Startin and the rest of the support team to ensure Hazardex continues to be the most useful information resource for those focused on safety within the process and high hazard sectors.
Contributors, readers, advertisers, delegates, exhibitors and sponsors, I would like to thank you all for your support and loyalty over the years. It has been a pleasure working with you.

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