HSL: Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester, Buxton, 30-31 Mar 2017

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HSL is to run a 2 day course on Taming Tigers: Safety Excellence in Engineering – in partnership with The University of Manchester.

30 – 31 March 2017

While traditional health and safety risks are visible,
process safety risks are much like tigers: lurking in the jungle,
not easily visible until they pounce with potentially catastrophic
consequences. Learning to tame these tigers helps industry avoid
catastrophe and improve performance.

One of the biggest challenges facing the engineering leadership
community in high-risk industries is delivering value to the
business. Given that safety and risk management is and should be
the highest priority, how can businesses deliver safe design /
operations AND maintain competitive advantage?

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the specific challenges in technical risk management
    for high risk industries and explore solutions.
  • Understand the journey of organisational cultural change for
  • Understand the application of technical risk management for low
    probability and high consequence events.
  • Understand good practice for technical leadership in high-risk


Delivery Method

In this Master Class we aim to
outline concepts and principles based on technology, risk and
project management good practice. In addition to the subject
matter experts from HSE and the University of Manchester, there
will be other high profile keynote speakers too: Taf
Powell – Managing Partner, Corporate Integrity
Partnership; and David Warriner – Head
PCO Improvement Programme,
. T
hese interactive guest speaker
sessions are a great opportunity for delegates to learn from
invaluable project and operations experience.

A short pre-work will aim to
identify delegate challenges in technical risk management. During
the Master Class our subject matter experts and delegates will work
together to consider sustainable solutions to the main challenges


Overview Programme

Highlights of Day 1

  • Optional Guided Tour of HSL’s Unique Forensic Engineering
    Facilities Outdoor Large Scale Rigs
  • Your Greatest Challenge – Dr Moray Kidd (UoM)
  • ‘(Not) learning the lessons of 40 years of major accidents’ –
    Taf Powell (CIP)
  • Technical Risk Management for Low Probability High
    Consequence Events Part 1 – Matt Clay (HSE)
  • Evening Meal followed by Keynote: ‘Applied Technology
    Readiness’ – David Warriner (Rolls-Royce)


Highlights of Day 2

  • Technical Risk Management for Low Probability High
    Consequence Events Part 2 – Matt Clay (HSE)
  • How to avoid Project Wreckages – Prof Andrew Gale (UoM)
  • Mindful Leadership in Technical Safety – Rosemary Whitbread
  • Plenary Discussion

Who should attend

Engineering or project managers aspiring to become future senior
leaders within high-risk industries.





The Masterclass will be run at the Health Safety Laboratory
in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak
District and has good links to mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk



£1200 per person, includes an evening meal on first night.


This Masterclass is run in partnership with The University of


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For further information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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