Learning from Seveso – 45 years on

45 years on from the Seveso disaster, we take a look at what happened to remind ourselves of some key learnings for process safety and emergency response. What happened at Seveso? On 10 July 1976 a bursting disc ruptured on a chemical reactor at the [...]

By |2021-08-18T13:43:29+01:0018th August 2021|emergency management|0 Comments

Human Factors – Communication

Communication is fundamental to working efficiently and safety. It seems straightforward to expect a high level of skill and effectiveness for teams working in high hazard contexts such as chemical processing and storage facilities. But when we take a closer look we find that problems [...]

Emergency Response Team (ERT) Processes

A successful operational-level response relies on a competent and effective Emergency Response Team (ERT). Shift teams in the COMAH sector need to be prepared to respond to emergencies 24/7 with a consistent level of response capability across every shift. When something unexpected happens on site, [...]

By |2021-03-16T09:18:23+00:0016th March 2021|emergency management|0 Comments

Eddistone Consulting – our blended approach to training and exercising

A year on: lessons learned Around a year ago we committed to supporting clients with emergency management support throughout this pandemic, wherever possible. Not all clients have taken up our offer, but we have continued training and exercising for several, throughout. In fact, we have [...]

Remote training to maintain regulatory compliance

Organisations in the COMAH sector need to know there is a consistent high level of emergency response capability in place, ready to respond should an emergency situation occur on site. Rapid action to protect people, environment and assets is vital to manage the situation and [...]

By |2021-01-19T12:13:00+00:0019th January 2021|emergency management|0 Comments

Emergency Response Team – Refresher training prevents skills fade

It is widely accepted that the on-shift Emergency Response Team (ERT) needs regular training and exercises to keep skills fresh and maintain capability to assure regulatory compliance. The best organisations use a systematic approach to ERT training, backed up by accurate record keeping to facilitate [...]

By |2021-02-22T15:15:57+00:0026th November 2020|emergency management|0 Comments

Works well under pressure

Working under pressure is one of the most important aspects of emergency management. The immediate response to a major emergency event happening on site often determines the success or otherwise of the eventual outcomes. Paradoxically, when people are faced with sudden, unexpected situations, they don’t [...]

By |2020-11-16T14:31:30+00:005th November 2020|emergency management|0 Comments
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