Mitigating risk

In this issue, we speak to Karl Jones of OAMPS Hazardous Industries, a specialist commercial insurance broker founded in 1986. Hazardous industries are their area of expertise, and since their foundation, they’ve worked with...

Protecting Your Business

Although it’s not being shouted from the rooftops as loudly as some other insurance “trends” are, the gradual hardening of property underwriters attitude to providing cover at sites where chemicals are stored, manufactured or...

When is the right time to assess risk?

It is well understood that risk is a two-dimensional concept. We cannot understand risk if we do not have the means to predict the consequences of an incident, or the likelihood at which it...

Stepping Up To The Chemical Digitalisation Challenge

Ian Elsby, Siemens Digital Industries Head of Chemical Industry, explores new Siemens’ research into the challenges and opportunities facing the chemicals sector with the advent of Industry 4.0 The competitive environment for chemical manufacturing is...

An Unintended Consequence of Industry 4.0

Karl Jones of OAMPS Hazardous Industries looks at some of the Cyber security risks arising from the interconnectivity of networked ICS/SCADA management systems. Industrial Control Systems incorporating Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) as a...

SIA Re-issues Safe Handling of Solvents Safety Film

The Solvents Industry Association in collaboration with the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) has updated and re-issued their award-winning Safe Handling of Solvents safety film, replacing the one first released in 2006. In line with...

What is the value of the environment?

Climate protests, the war on plastic, pollution tax. Media has shown us that concern for the environment is rapidly increasing, and it’s not just ecology and the economy that bear the brunt of environmental...

Safe handling for chemicals

RPC Promens is introducing its proven Varibox IBC into the UK and Ireland, offering the ideal solution for the safe and cost-effective handling of hazardous chemicals. Roto moulded in polyethylene, the robust construction of the...

Making a difference with Process Safety Leadership

We wrote last year that 2019 was to be the year of leadership, and shared a handful of key messages that organisations should bear in mind as the topic is brought into focus. Now,...

Chemical spills – it pays to be ready

Chemical spills can occur even if you have the strictest methods in place to prevent them. These can be costly, both directly and in the subsequent loss of business and reputation, so it pays...