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Hazardex 2021 Paper - The importance of considering the role of the user early in the assessment and design process 08 June 2021

We’ve all experienced bad design in the everyday products and systems we use, often these lead to frustration rather than impact on your health or safety. Poor designs are typically caused by not designing the task or equipment with full consideration of the range of users, its context of use or environment....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Flange guards – their use and applicability in managing hazardous area zoning 08 June 2021

Flange guards help to prevent or reduce the extent of flammable mists but there is limited information available on their use and applicability, especially for managing hazardous area zoning and zone classification....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Creating a culture of care 08 June 2021

Organisations can improve their safety efforts and build resilience against catastrophic events by increasing the level of care demonstrated by people in their decision making and behaviour....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Proactive risk management using IIOT and wearables 02 June 2021

Too often safety professionals may feel as if they’re holding the parcel when the music stops. Despite best efforts, things still go wrong and the HSE team are left to manage the consequences as best they can....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Ignition prevention is only for electrical equipment? 02 June 2021

The application of ignition risk management for electrical equipment/apparatus, is handled relatively well by the industry. However, there is still much confusion on how to identify, manage and document non-electrical risks....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Safe delivery of integrated control and safety systems 28 May 2021

The digital transformation of Manufacturing 4.0 and IoT is one of the major driving forces for the uptake of more advanced automation with these systems delivering greater efficiencies but becoming more complex and more integrated. Even without using integrated control and safety systems the Basic Process Control System and the Safety Instrumented System are becoming highly interconnected....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Ensuring compliance for fire & gas detection 24 May 2021

Unpacking the new British Standard 60080 for Auditors, Local Authorities (Inspectors / Fire Authorities) and responsible person (company and managers)....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Half your inspection costs 21 May 2021

Advanced use of hazardous area related data and documents, combined with mobile devices to substantially improve inspections and reduce time and cost....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Design and operation of effective toxic shelters 19 May 2021

Toxic gas hazards are common at refining, chemical processing, and related industrial sites and often contribute significantly to the overall on-site risk posed by site operations. The risks associated with an accidental release of toxic material are normally addressed by sheltering-in-place and/or evacuating as part of the overall risk management strategy....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Explosion hazard occurrence on the surface of thermocatalytic sensing elements 22 April 2021

This paper relates to the safe use of thermocatalytic sensors (TSE) in explosive atmospheres. Thermocatalytic sensors with a platinum sensing element and with the protective grid removed from the sensing element have been shown to ignite a mixture of 21.0% v/v hydrogen and air flowing across the sensing element after the sensing element was exposed to a flowing mixture of 35.0% v/v hydrogen and air. ...

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