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Process Safety & Manufacturing

Cogent Skills is an external expert provider of Process Safety Management solutions

Cogent Skills is your external expert resource

Our Process Safety Management consultancy solutions can lead to a “reduction in scope or depth of inspection”

Regulatory Inspectors need businesses to demonstrate that they have put in place and maintain robust arrangements to manage those activities that could lead to a major accident. Inspectors also assess the emergency arrangements in place to protect people and the environment by limiting the consequences if there is a major accident. The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations require that businesses “Take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the consequences to people and the environment of any major accidents which do occur”. This can be an internal or external resource.

Who is it for?

Senior Executives, Board Members, Leaders, Managers and Operators of high hazard facilities - responsible for the safe operations of Assets, People, Systems and the Environment

An Overview

For workforce competence and process safety compliance, our subject matter expert consultants will review, design, and implement your Process Safety Management policies, procedures and framework systems – to comply with high hazard site regulatory requirements
All solutions are benchmarked to exclusive training standards for COMAH / SEVESO III and high hazard sites, to help maintain their workforce’s competence, process safety and regulatory compliance.

Cogent Skills is the sole training delivery partner for the Process Safety Management standards

Process Safety versus Occupational (Personal) Safety– what’s the difference?

Both could end in tragedy! A very basic explanation:

  • Occupational Safety. The hazards arise from the activity and the immediate work area. They are largely controlled by the individual (via work methods, and things like PPE). Occupational safety focusses on incidents which may impact the worker and those nearby.
  • Process Safety. Here, hazards are in the system – stored energy, toxic or flammable materials, high temperatures etc. – and systems are needed to control these from design, through operations and changes. Loss of control of these hazards can lead to significant or catastrophic events which have greater consequences to your people, assets and the environment.

To watch

FILM. Meet the Experts in Skills for Regulatory Compliance

FILM. About the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board. Watch previous PSM CP Board members explain more here

Since Tata Steel adopted the PSM training programme in 2016 our business has seen a:
• Marked improvement in awareness of process safety across our many locations not only in the UK but also on our European and Global sites.
• Employee engagement with process safety has increased
• More and more of our employees are aware of their role in managing process safety.
As a business operating with many high hazard facilities including upper, lower tier and also NON-COMAH sites and a strategic industry with more than 8000 employees in the UK alone, safety is always at the forefront of our concerns and continuous improvement in our process safety culture is a key objective.
Prior to adopting the PSM programme, process safety management was often seen as the responsibility of a small team of specialists, whereas now, after implementing the Process Management standards across our COMAH and NON-COMAH sites, everyone better understands their role in leading and managing process safety from boardroom to operations and engineering managers to control pulpits and workshops.
I believe that this has helped to raise our combined knowledge and competence of process safety as we address the ongoing challenges that the steel industry faces.

Colin Foster

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