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Appointment strengthens process safety team

14 December 2009

Ex-Solutions Consulting, a company that helps organisations effectively manage their fire and explosion risk, has extended its team with the appointment of a new Process Safety Systems Specialist. Ian Harrison joins the company with extensive experience in the management of risks in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Ian Harrison
Ian Harrison

"I have joined the Ex-Solutions Consulting team at a time when industry is increasingly looking to reduce cost and improve safety. Effective risk management, particularly within potentially explosive atmospheres, is essential in these challenging times" Harrison explained. "Ex-Solutions Consulting is a business that not only has the capability, but the knowledge, experience and resource to offer practical, innovative solutions to meet the needs of business".

Harrison has significant experience helping companies meet their legal requirements under DSEAR/ATEX, assessing risk, classifying areas, inspecting, designing and verifying installations for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. He spent 4 years at EX Notified body BASEEFA as User Services Manager responsible for ATEX/DSEAR Compliance Services and Training, and previously held senior safety and engineering positions at BAE Systems and also Rolls Royce. Ian has an MSc in Health and Safety Management, is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner.

"My role is to work closely with customers to improve safety, find solutions and support change within an operation, providing pragmatic advice and guidance, and helping to reduce cost whilst effectively managing risk.

"I will be involved in supporting many industries including oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and drink and any other business involved in the processing or handling of substances possessing fire and explosion hazards" Harrison continued. "My appointment to Ex-Solutions has enhanced what is already recognised as a very capable team offering complete Ex Solutions".

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