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.