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Survey: Energy Institute seeks industry input on above-ground petroleum storage tanks

The Energy Institute’s (EI) Containment Systems Working Group (CSWG) is calling on industry to help shape new above-ground storage tank guidance in a drive to establish industry good practice on remedial work to tank floors where an under tank liner is installed. A trio of surveys have been rolled out to gather expert views from [...]

By |2019-04-04T11:26:51+01:00April 4th, 2019|Health and Safety 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 [...]

Tank Storage Association highlights the importance of member feedback

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has been the face of the UK's bulk liquid storage providers for almost 40 years and during that time, the TSA has worked hard to ensure the industry's voice is heard across political, regulatory and commercial channels. Representing 23 companies that have over 300 terminals in the UK, plus international [...]

Process safety not a top priority in board discussions

Only two in five high-hazard organisations discuss process safety and asset integrity at board meetings, according to a survey by consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Dupont surveyed 82 senior managers from the oil and gas, mining, chemical manufacturing and construction sectors. The findings come against the backdrop of a continued push by the Regulator to impress [...]

By |2017-12-21T10:56:28+01:00December 21st, 2017|Health and Safety News, Industry News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely: beneficial for businesses and individuals

The HSE's health and safety statistics for 2017 underscore the sheer importance of workplace safety. Whilst massive strides have and continue to be made, reality is safety doesn't happen by accident. A safe workplace, after all, remains essential for you, your staff and your business. Indeed, it is also a regulatory must. The latest stats from The [...]

By |2018-02-07T10:10:07+01:00December 12th, 2017|Health and Safety News, RTS|0 Comments

Health and safety statistics 2017 released by HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain. “This year, we have expanded our summary booklet to include a page each on stress, depression or anxiety, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease,” explains the Health and Safety Executive’s website. The HSE’s report includes the [...]

By |2017-11-02T18:04:25+01:00November 2nd, 2017|Health and Safety News|0 Comments

7 health and safety quotes that make you think

Pick up almost any publication and within the pages you’ll find health and safety by numbers. The safety headlines are indeed typically writ large with statistics of injuries and deaths. Quantifying the efforts of industry is, of course, an important gauge in the drive to improve safety standards. It also feeds directly into how we [...]

By |2017-11-02T18:11:39+01:00November 1st, 2017|Health and Safety Articles, Health and Safety News|0 Comments

Health and safety case study: Chemring Defence

Chemring Defence had identified a need for specialised Emergency Response training within their organisation. With a number of health and safety training providers on the market, they engaged Cogent Skills to help find the perfect partner. Cogent Skills, via the Cogent Skills Network Training Partner, recommended Emergency Response specialists Reynolds Training Services (RTS). Sara Hartshorn, quality [...]

Outdated permit to work found in Stanlow tank explosion

An explosion in an oil treatment tank occurred after contractors, who cut through a pipe at Stanlow Oil Terminal in Cheshire, had been issued a permit to work copied from the previous week. The permit to work was handed out even though the hazard profile had changed, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told [...]

By |2017-10-17T09:50:50+01:00October 16th, 2017|Health and Safety News, RTS|0 Comments

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