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PAA\VQ-SET Level 3 Diploma for a Bulk Storage Operator (Technician)

Reynolds Training Services has received Ofqual approval of its new qualification, the PAA\VQ-SET Level 3 Diploma for a Bulk Storage Operator (Technician). The vocational qualification was designed by Reynolds Training to underpin the new Apprenticeship for a Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician, but can also be undertaken as a standalone qualification by more experienced operational [...]

Emergency response planning with UM Storage Ltd: Case study

Be Prepared, the Scout’s motto, could have been coined to describe an Emergency Response Plan (ERP). In the high hazard sector risks run high, so being prepared is essential. That’s the approach Reynolds Training Services (RTS) takes and, indeed, is the backbone of its safety partnership with UM Storage Ltd. UM Storage operates bulk [...]

By |2018-08-03T15:49:12+01:00July 27th, 2018|Health and Safety Articles, In-House News|0 Comments

Tank Storage Association (TSA) appoints new president

The Tank Storage Association is an industry based organisation whose members are dedicated to the professional provision of third party bulk liquid storage in the UK. Current President, Andrew Amos, has announced he is stepping down from the position. However, he will recommence as the role of vice-president in order to accelerate TSA's future plans. [...]

Processing the value of safety performance Indicators

Process Safety Performance Indicators mark the difference between a safe and unsafe site. After all, the knowledge we acquire is critical to: Preventing major incidents such as Buncefield Learning from events to avoid similar occurrences in the future Accurate reporting informs decision makers, metrics providing a guide against which safety systems can be tailored [...]

The Three P’s: Plant, Process, People

Poor process safety management can have devastating impacts on sites and, equally, strong protective barriers can prevent, control and mitigate incidents. Good process safety management, of course, doesn’t happen by accident. It requires active engagement across all aspects of plant, process and people. Let’s take a look how the 3 P's work together in harmonious [...]

By |2018-03-19T17:06:50+00:00February 28th, 2018|Competency, Health and Safety Articles, RTS|0 Comments

Are you feeling competent?

So what is a competence management system? The Process Safety Leadership Group defines it as: “A combination of practical and thinking skills, experience and knowledge. It means the ability to undertake responsibilities and to perform activities to a recognised standard on a regular basis.” In plain old English, this simply means introducing arrangements to control [...]

By |2018-03-19T17:04:58+00:00February 14th, 2018|Competency, Health and Safety Articles, RTS|0 Comments

Health and safety: should error be put on trial?

The nature versus nurture debate is as old as the human race. It’s one that permeates all facets of life, both personal and professional. Take the high hazard sector. In line with this thinking, it’s pertinent to ask: Can accidents really be prevented? Or are they an unfortunate eventuality? In reality, the debate is one [...]

By |2018-01-29T12:29:52+00:00January 17th, 2018|Health and Safety Articles, RTS|0 Comments

Processing the safety lessons of Seveso

Lessons to learn from Seveso disaster Background: 10th July 1976 The chemical release, which occurred in the small Italian town of Seveso, became a milestone in the development of European safety and environmental legislation.  A runaway chemical reaction released a toxic cloud into the atmosphere, causing large-scale contamination and environmental damage. The damage: Although [...]

By |2018-02-07T10:19:10+00:00December 21st, 2017|Health and Safety Articles|0 Comments

Health and safety 2018 resolutions

We're fast approaching the New Year which means businesses and individuals across all industries will be evaluating how 2017 went. Assessing what went well, and what could be improved for the upcoming year. No need to fret about how to improve your health and safety protocol, we have provided you with New Year plan with [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:53:49+00:00December 20th, 2017|Health and Safety Articles, RTS|0 Comments

12 Safety Tips To Have a Safe Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time. Homes are filled with lots of friends and family which means that things can get a little hectic and out of control. But with a little more care and forward planning, most accidents can be avoided before they develop. Here are 12 safety tips to ensure you have a Merry [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:55:26+00:00December 20th, 2017|Health and Safety Articles, RTS|0 Comments