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HazardEx: Process safety conferences & exhibitions

24 September 2015

 - For process safety engineers, EPCs, consultants and hazardous area safety

Peter Evans, Specialist Inspector, HSE EC&I
Peter Evans, Specialist Inspector, HSE EC&I

UK Sponsors - 


Foundation Fieldbus 

UK Exhibitors -

Anamet Europe

ANT Telecomms

Arnlea Systems

Charter Tech


COGENT National Skills Academy 

C&P Engineering 


Emerson Process


Exloc Instruments

Hima Sella 

Hornbill Engineering

M.A.C. Solutions

Pepperl & Fuchs 


PEI Genesis

Randall & Daniels

Red Dragon

eMail us here for more information on all enquiries

Click here to access the booking form

Hazardex in the Regions conference & exhibitions are to run again in 2014 & 2015. Dates/locations so far include:
Aberdeen 08/10/14

Central London 26/11/14 - STAGED

Swansea (Village Hotel) 28/01/15 - STAGED

Ellesmere Port (Holiday Inn Hotel) 25/02/15 - STAGED

Rotterdam (Airport Hotel) 25/03/15 - STAGED

Conference delegate places & complementary exhibition passes now 

available, contact us to book or pre register now.....


or call: +44 (0) 1732 359990

To book delegate places...
These events are staged to help inform hazardous operations personnel in the process industries and are located in areas convenient for the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, utilities, energy, and food & beverage industries.

The next in the series will be staged in Antwerp November 2015, followed by Saudi Arabia & Abu Dhabi in May 2016.

Test & certification lab visit opportunity
Certification Management Limited (CML) is an ATEX Notified body and IECEx Certification Body. We are very pleased to be able to offer participants of the HazardEx event a tour of our test laboratory. You’ll hear about the rigorous testing requirements demanded for hazardous area products and see live test demonstrations! Just 5 minutes from the HazardEx event, our tour will be around 45 minutes after the HazardEx conference ends. Please register your interest when booking.

2015 will see events around the Middle East also, so please check 'Our Events' on this website for dates & venues.

UK venues later in 2015 will be announced soon. Then the bi-annual 2-day International exhibition & conference will be staged in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, February 2016

Senior UK HSE, UKPIA, Fieldbus Foundation UK & National Skills Academy staff are already confirmed speakers for the UK events, and details of other presentations from industry experts and end users will be made available later in the year with details posted here for all events.

Presentations will include:

The HSE CEMHD Division (covering onshore) will present the newly developed ‘Electrical, Control and Instrumentation operational delivery guide for COMAH establishments’ which the HSE EC&I specialist inspectors will use in their Inspections.

The presentation will explain the rationale behind the guide, outcomes form trials and feedback received from industry and how that was incorporated. It will also cover the  scope of the guide and an important element of scoring performance and how that will be used for targeting inspector resource  in future planning.

The session will be useful to all Companies that operate under the COMAH regulatory regime. It will also be an opportunity for discussion and for Companies to provide an input and influence the future direction of the guide and how HSE inspects in this discipline in future.


Richard Barnes - Chairman, Fieldbus Foundation UK

'The application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and the intelligent field towards improving safety in hazardous area process plant.'

FOUNDATION Fieldbus (FF) was designed for use within the process industry and the hardware specification has always had hazardous area implementation in mind. But how exactly does the application of the technology work to reduce risk to workers and increase productiveness? This paper/presentation will address how FF design and its application can streamline the work procedures and increase data available to make informed business decisions based upon asset status and device degradation information.


UKPIA - Better Regulation Review – A new approach to COMAH Regulation in the UK

Peter Davidson; Director

The Better Regulation Executive (BRE) was established by HMG in 2012 to help to reduce the impact of regulation on Business. For the chemicals and downstream oil industries, this followed comments raised during both the Lofstedt report in 2011 and the subsequent chemical sector review in 2012. The BRE challenged the regulator and industry to develop a series of measures to improve the efficiency of COMAH regulation in the UK. The measures developed include ensuring a more joined Competent Authority – with one agency lead for COMAH, and the need to consider recognition and performance when developing intervention plans. These new measures will be rolled out to all COMAH operators in Q4 2014. The purpose of this presentation is to explain what these measures are and how they may affect you.


Complacent Consequences

Paul Burns - CB Safety Service

Explained from the perspective of the injured party how a complacent attitude towards health and safety for one task on one day resulted in horrific injuries for one employee for life.

'Told as it was' in layman's terms. No pointing the finger of blame at any individual or company. Just how this accident / injury happened and could have been avoided.

Where lessons can be learnt. That when a complacent attitude is present it can and does result in debilitating injuries for an employee.

NB - Due to the frank nature of the talk and the visual content some attendees may find some scenes disturbing.


Neil Smith - COGENT & National Skills Academy Process Safety Management Board

"Influencing change: our journey towards excellence in process safety."

This paper aims to provide a brief historical perspective on the PSM programme, highlighting the strength of stakeholder support, recognising where the take-up has been good and putting the spotlight on where the difficulties in engagement still lie.


Dave Stubbings - Technical Director CML Ex (London & Ellesmere Port)

Two part paper covering 'Retrofit Ex luminaires for LED’s & Export market regulations'

The attraction of modern high power LED modules as a retro-fit into existing Ex luminaires is an attractive proposition, but must be approached with caution and a good knowledge of the means by which safety can be achieved. This presentation will look at the requirements of EN 60079-19 alongside some commercially available LED modules and the issues that could arise when confirming compliance with Ex standards.

Export market regulations

Many companies focus on international exports, however in order to meet local regulations for Ex equipment, there can be many new pitfalls that cause lengthy delays and costly changes to products. This presentation will look at foreign approval requirements in general and North America in more detail.


Kevin Honner, Draeger 'Infrared Sensors for Detection of Flammables in Portable Gas Detectors' 

Conventionally portable gas detectors used for personal monitoring and applications such as Confined Space Entry and Hot Work Testing, utilise a catalytic sensor for detecting flammable gases and vapours. These are often very reliable and suitable but in recent years there has been a substantial increase in the use of infrared technology for flammable gas detection.

This talk explains the reasons for using IR detectors and the key characteristics of these.


A complimentary exhibition from product & service suppliers to these industries will run alongside the conference at each event.

Aberdeen 08/10/14 STAGED
Central London 26/11/14  STAGED
Swansea (Village Hotel) 28/01/15
Ellesmere Port (Holiday Inn Hotel) 25/02/15 STAGED
Rotterdam (Airport Hotel) 25/03/15 STAGED

Antwerp (Expo with PEFTEC) 19/11/5

Hazardex in the Regions conferences are designed to be an affordable way for process industry managers and specialists to gain access to the latest information on hazardous area operations, regulation and other topics vital for successful and safe plant management.

UK Sponsored by:
Fieldbus Foundation UK

Other UK exhibitors include:
Anamet Europe
ANT Telecom
Arnlea Systems Ltd
C&P Engineering Services
Charter Tech
COGENT National Skills Council
Emerson Process
Exloc Instruments
Hima Sella
Hornbill Engineering
MAC Solutions
Motion Software 
PEI Genesis
Pepperl & Fuchs UK
Randall & Daniels Electrical
Red Dragon Valves

In association with 
COGENT National Skills Council Process Industries

The organisers welcome contact for sponsorship, exhibiting, 

non commercial presentation proposals and delegates:

Tel +44 (0) 1732 359990 or eMail us here for more information on all enquiries

Further events in the Middle East will follow in 2016, see our website events listing or contact via eMail here for more information on all enquiries

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