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HazardEx 2014 Conference Programme & Running Order

24 February 2014

HazardEx 2014, the two-day International Conference & Exhibition for hazardous area specialists, was staged on 26th & 27th February 2014 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK.

For & details of conference & exhibition attendance, sponsoring or exhibiting at future HazardEx events, please contact us via

HazardEx 2014 Conference & Exhibition
HazardEx 2014 Conference & Exhibition

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The conference in 2014 saw a host of assembled knowledge leaders such as regulators - the HSE view from the top; end user case studies, consultants, & global experts presenting their thoughts, findings & investigation outcomes to all delegates that attend making it a must visit conference for all engineers, managers & directors involved with hazardous area safety across the world.

The conference programme for the event was:

Day One - Wednesday 26th February 2014
08:30 - Conference Registration & 09:00 Exhibition opens
09:25 - Conference begins

Day Chairman - Ron Sinclair MBE - GM SGS Baseefa

Process safety management from the UK HSE's perspective
Peter Baker - Acting Director, HSE Hazardous Area Installations Directorate

Managing Competency
Peter Davidson - Director, UKPIA Safety, Commercial & Projects

Dr Roger K Bentley - Consultant

Advances in fire & explosion engineering in the past 25 years since Piper Alpha
Guillaume Vannier - Project Manager FABIG


Why is it so difficult to learn from someone else's mistakes?
Tino Vande Cappelle - Funtional Safety Expert & Trainer Hima GmbH

Hazard (SIL) & risk analysis
Dil Wetherill - UK MD Risknowlogy

Hydrogen sulfide hazards in the oil & gas industries
Allan Cameron - Technical Director Sabre Safety Ltd

16:30 Conference Ends
17:00 Exhibition Closes

18:30 Drinks Reception & gala Dinner with entertainment

Day Two - Thursday 27th February 2014
08:30 - Conference Registration & 09:00 Exhibition opens
10:00 - Conference begins

Day Chairman - Ron Bell OBE - MD Engineering Safety Consultants

Murco Milford Haven Case Study
Clive De Salis - Process Safety Specialist Murphy Oil

Safe commercialisation of carbon nanomaterials
John MacKenzie - Regulatory Affairs Manager Thomas Swan & Co Ltd

Safety management frameworks across multiple sites - an example from nuclear
Graham Finn - Head of Health, Safety & Environment EDF Energy

Atypical scenarios - Known & unknown unknowns
Richard Gowland - Technical Director European Process Safety Centre


Risk control measures relating to explosion prevention in coal mines
Dr John Ford - Principle Inspector
 Health, Safety & Engineering Consultants Ltd

Safe storage of bulk materials in silos
Richard Farnish - Consultant Engineer The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

15:30 Event Close

***Contact us now to book your delegate places at future events by following the links below***

Contact Russell Goater on +44 (0) 1732 359990 or click to email for details of future HazardEx conference & exhibition attendance, sponsoring or exhibiting.

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