The full line-up of speakers taking part in Hazardex 2021 has been announced. Here, you can find details of the confirmed papers and the speakers taking part in the two-day Conference on October 6 & 7 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK. The full Conference Programme schedule will be announced shortly. Book your delegate spot now and hear from the industry's leading experts!

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Event opening times
(Conference timings subject to final confirmation)

(Access to Room 1 is restricted to Conference Delegates only, Room 2 & workshops are open to all attendees)

Day 1 - Wednesday 6th October                       Day 2 - Thursday 7th October
Registration open: From 08:00                           Registration open: From 08:30
Conference open: 09:20 – 17.30                         Conference open: 09:20 – 15:30
Exhibition open: 09:00 – 18:00                           Exhibition open: 09:00 – 15.30

Confirmed speakers:

Day 1 - Wednesday 6th October

Simon Wood, Environment, Health & Safety Specialist - UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA)

Tim Doggett, CEO & Douglas Leech, Technical Director - Chemical Business Association (CBA)
Chemical safety, storage, regulations, and warehousing

Dil Wetherill, Managing Director - Method Functional Safety
What’s coming in IEC 61511 Edition 3

Thorsten Arnhold, R. STAHL & IECEx Chairman 2014-2019
Explosion protection in hydrogen installations

Colin Cameron, Managing Director - Mutech Limited
New edition of IEC 60079-11 Intrinsically Safe Equipment Standard

Mark Walker, Vice President - DEKRA
Creating a culture of care

Martin Jones, Operations Manager – CompEx
Competency – lessons from the pandemic

Neil Smith, Head of Workforce Development - Cogent Skills
What is the ‘golden thread’ that links Human Factors, Competence and Compliance problems and solutions?

Andrew Vincent, Associate Partner - Instinctif Partners
Crisis communications: from fire to front page

Robert Magraw, Operations Manager - BakerRisk
Design and Operation of Effective Toxic Shelters

Steve Pearson, Executive Chairman - Phusion IM
Advanced use of hazardous area data and documents, combined with mobile devices

Karl Metcalfe, Technical Advisor & Ex Trainer - Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT)
Taking Responsibility for Repairs to Ex rated machinery

Rolf Kinck, Senior Instructor & Morten Aasen, Chief Commercial Manager - Trainor
Digitalisation and the advantages of e-learning

Steve Williams, Haz Lighting Solutions
Intelligent lighting control for explosion proof areas

Glynn Warren, Product Specialist - Exloc
What's involved in achieving UKCA 'Ex'


Day 2 - Thursday 7th October

Peter Davidson, Executive Director - Tank Storage Association (TSA)
Cyber Security for Senior Managers
Sarabjit Purewal, Principal Specialist Inspector - UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
The use of artificial intelligence in safety related applications

Paul McLaughlin - Kiwa UK
Adapting DSEAR rules to assess and proactively manage the safe operation of hydrogen installations

Dr. Alexander Zalogin, General Director - NANIO CCVE – Russian Certification Centre of Ex and Mine Equipment
Explosion hazard occurrence on the surface of thermocatalytic sensing elements

Randall Williams, Project Engineer - Proeon Systems
Ensuring compliance for fire & gas detection

James Jordan, Technical Control & Safety System Lead - Arete Project Delivery

Safe delivery of integrated control and safety systems

James Steven, Development & Innovation Manager - DNV
Ignition prevention is only for electrical equipment?

Carolyn Nicholls, Director - RAS Ltd
Flange guards - their use and applicability in managing hazardous area zoning

Ewan Povall, Senior Consultant & Chris Heath, Graduate Consultant - RPS Group
The importance of considering the role of the user early in the assessment and design process

Kevin Boyd, Director - 2Value Solutions
Proactive risk management using IIoT and wearables

Bassey Okon Bassey, PhD Researcher - Cranfield University
Operations-maintenance synergy at petroleum process facilities

Andrew Derbyshire, Principal Safety Engineer & Chris Bell, Consultant, Asset & Management Systems - DNV

Changing an unknown known into a known known in Functional Safety


The Hazardex team will confirm more speakers in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on for the latest news and information.