Lessons from Buncefield – a new perspective

Published:  18 July, 2012

A multi tank fire-fighting strategy workshop takes place 18-19 September in Teeside (UK) – book your place now.

Teesside has always been at the heart of the UK's high hazard industries and still represents one of the UK's largest export sectors. Safety is always a high priority for this industry sector so It's perhaps no surprise that Teesside will be on the map again in during 18th/19th September for the multi tank fire fighting strategy workshop, a joint venture with Hawkes Fire, Cleveland Fire Brigade and Angus Fire.

The vent is being billed as a rare opportunity to hear lessons learned from global practitioners in multi tank fire fighting.

Emergency response planning will be a key theme of the workshop with contributions from Ian Hayton, CFO of Cleveland Fire Brigade and Steve Britton of the HSE.

Kevin Westwood, BP's Global Fire Advisor, will bring his unique perspective gained from many worldwide incidents. As he says, ‘News feeds show that Buncefield style incidents occur more often that you would imagine."

Gary Douthwaite, Consultant & ex CFO of the Wilton chemical complex, discusses incident response from a real life perspective: how to get in right in the heat of the moment.

Martin Hough of Angus Fire will bring the knowledge of the world's leading foam manufacturer. As the largest contributor of foam concentrate to the Buncefield incident, Angus are uniquely positioned to comment on what to many can be a challenging subject.

Steve Kershaw of Haztech Consultants will pass on his many years' experience of COMAH analysis: ‘From ICI to today’s more fragmented high hazard operators: cultural change and the role of the operator.’

Fire modelling simplified: Ross Coulman of CPD will explain how to factor in the variables that can make the difference between success and failure. 

There are still places available so please contact Amanda Smith at Hawkes Fire to reserve your place. Email: events@hawkesfire.co.uk

Tel. 01642 791022

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