Webinar Series | March 2021
We are delighted to announce our first series of webinars in 2021, delivered by our highly-experienced industry practitioners every Monday and Thursday from 4th March for five weeks.

Our Topics

Thursday, 04.03.2021

Raising risk and safety management competence with Risktec training
3:00 pm (GMT) | Vicky Billingham                 

"The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay" - Henry Ford. This webinar highlights how Risktec Training and Education can bring benefits directly into your organisation. We will provide a brief overview of our portfolio and discuss case studies that demonstrate how we helped to improve risk and safety management across our industry sectors.

Monday, 08.03.2021

Chronic unease - the missing ingredient in safety leadership?
3:00 pm (GMT) | Mark Taylor                 

"Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our individual contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die" - Sir Brian Appleton. Leaders working in high hazard industries are faced with a difficult personal challenge: how do you avoid complacency about major accidents such as a nuclear release, oil spill or train derailment, when such events rarely happen? How do you not ‘forget to be afraid’? This webinar will discuss the concept of 'chronic unease', what it is and how people in leadership roles can ask the right questions at the right time.

Thursday, 11.03.2021

Making the most of the Risk Assessment Matrix
3:00 pm (GMT) | David McDade                 

"The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television" - Morpheus. The Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) is a commonly encountered tool which helps us to assess the risks that are present all around us. When used correctly, the RAM is a very useful and powerful tool, however there are many different versions you may encounter, as well as some potential pitfalls with its use. In this webinar we will look at some of the most common forms of RAMs, the relative merits of different sizes and styles, as well as discussing where the RAM is useful and where it must be used with caution.

Monday, 15.03.2021

What can reliability-centred maintenance do for me?
3:00 pm (GMT) | David Fiddler                 

"For the nuclear industry to achieve the results from condition based maintenance we must be willing to dare to change the organization, responsibilities, established routines, and trust the surveillance-control, the newly adopted knowledge, and the newly developed competence for steering daily maintenance" - IAEA. RCM has gained an unfair reputation for being time-consuming and resource intensive. The aim of this webinar is to demonstrate that with appropriate focus, the application of RCM as a preventive maintenance review tool can positively impact the reliability of commercial operations.

Thursday, 18.03.2021

Risk-based inspection - the basics and today's best practices
3:00 pm (GMT) | Mohamed Kechaou                 

Risk Based Inspection (RBI) is a systematic approach to create an accurate, well-targeted inspection strategy for oil and gas, power and petrochemical facilities based on the risk associated with failure of pressure plant, structures and machinery. At the heart of RBI lies a risk analysis which assesses the likelihood of failure due to flaws, damage, deterioration or degradation together with the consequences of such failure. This webinar will address the fundamentals of RBI and also help attendees discover RBI best practices and strategies.

Monday, 22.03.2021

The power of reliability, availability and maintainability modelling
3:00 pm (GMT) | Jon Wiseman                 

Projects in the energy industry often involve the design and build of complex facilities, necessitating upfront capital investment and ongoing operational expenditure. RAM modelling not only enables determination of facility availability, but crucially it provides a means of simulating intermediate levels of production performance throughout a facility lifetime. By identifying equipment bottlenecks, or other contributors to lost production, the facility design and subsequent maintenance philosophy can be optimised to maximise returns on expenditure. We will see in this webinar that the true power of RAM is realised once the base case RAM model is developed. It is at this stage when alternative designs and approaches to maintenance can be quickly assessed to determine lifetime production benefits.

Thursday, 25.03.2021

The hydrogen hazard
3:00 pm (GMT) | Matt Beeson                 

Hydrogen is a future with a complicated history. The EU strategy for 'green' hydrogen generation is a sign of the more general acknowledgement that hydrogen must play some part in our decarbonised future. Stakeholder perception of the hydrogen hazard can be ambivalent, with safety (and genuine environmental credentials) top of the list of concerns. Are these concerns well founded? How different is hydrogen to commonplace hydrocarbons in terms of safety? This webinar will explore the nature of hydrogen, in terms of how it behaves both in and out of 'the pipe', and the implications for safety and risk.

Monday, 29.03.2021

Incident investigation - learning from the past to improve the future!
3:00 pm (GMT+1) | Liz Hoe                 

This webinar will explore the importance of undertaking thorough incident and near miss investigations. The implications of not investigating precursor events or undertaking poor investigations will be highlighted through examining two case study examples: the Kings Cross Station fire and the Paddington rail disaster. The webinar will illustrate the importance of root cause analysis and how lessons from incident investigations should be a key input into the organisation's Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS).

Our Speakers

Our speakers are experts in the field of risk and safety management.
Vicky Billingham | Training & Education Business Leader
Vicky is Risktec's Training & Education Business Leader, based in the Warrington office, and responsible for managing Risktec's portfolio.  She has over 25 years' experience within technical training environments and over 10 years' experience of programme and project management. This includes the design and development of bespoke training solutions that are cost-effective, meet client requirements and are successfully embedded into organisations. 
Mark Taylor | Principal Consultant
Mark Taylor has over 35 years’ experience in the oil, gas and process industries. He is a Principal Consultant at Risktec's Aberdeen office, a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and Professional Process Safety Engineer.
David McDade | Principal Engineer
David is a Principal Engineer based in Risktec’s Glasgow office. He has over 14 years of risk management and technical safety engineering experience in multiple high-hazard industries including oil and gas, clean energy and civil nuclear. David's experience includes leading Hazard Identification (HAZID) and bowtie analysis studies, safety/HSE case production, performing risk ranking exercises on ageing infrastructure, and the development of training modules to increase employee awareness of key safety themes.
David Fiddler | Principal Consultant
David is a Principal Consultant based in Risktec's Warrington Office. With 20+ years’ experience as a Principal Consultant/Section Manager in the nuclear power generation industry, David provides a range of operational and technical services on a variety of reactor types/systems and conventional plant.  His primary role is the provision of Safety Cases for EDF Energy’s Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor fleet.
Mohamed Kechaou | Principal Consultant
Mohamed Kechaou is a Principal Consultant based in Risktec's Dubai office. Mohammed has worked in the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry for over 15 years and specialises in the delivery of asset integrity, RBI and inspection services.
Jon Wiseman | Principal Engineer
Jonathan Wiseman is a Principal Engineer based in Risktec's Warrington office. He has over 14 years of varied risk management and technical safety engineering experience, spanning high-hazard industries including oil and gas, civil nuclear and defence.
Matt Beeson | Principal Consultant
Matt Beeson is a Principal Consultant with 20 years' experience working across industries such as oil and gas, rail, fairground and leisure, offshore and onshore wind, and geological carbon storage.
Liz Hoe | Principal Human Factors Consultant
Liz Hoe is a Principal Human Factors Consultant and a Chartered Occupational Health and Safety Specialist based in Risktec's London office.  Liz has over 20 years of experience, in both an advisory and enforcement capacity, across a range of industrial and service sectors including rail, aviation, oil and gas, nuclear and the emergency services.

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