Hazardex 2021, the most important global event specific to hazardous area operations across all major industries, took place on October 6-7 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK.




Event opening times
(Conference timings subject to final confirmation)

(Access to Stream 1 is restricted to Conference Delegates only, Stream 2 is 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

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Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 6th October


Stream 1
Main conference room (Delegates only)
Stream 2
Seminar room (access open to all registered attendees)
08:00 – 09:20:
Registration & Refreshments
08:00 – 11:20
Registration, Refreshments, & Exhibition Viewing

Day 1, Morning – Keynotes

Day 1, Morning

09:20 – 09:30

Chair’s Introduction - Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director - IChemE Safety Centre

11:20 – 11:30

Chair’s Introduction - Ron Bell OBE, Technical Consultant & Advisor - ESC

09:30 – 10:10
Simon Wood, Environment, Health & Safety Specialist – UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA)
An enabling regulatory framework to deliver Net Zero
11:30 – 12:10
Karl Metcalfe, Technical Advisor & Ex Trainer – Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT)  
Taking responsibility for repairs to Ex rated machinery
10:10 – 10:50
Tim Doggett, CEO & Douglas Leech, Technical Director – Chemical Business Association (CBA)
Chemical safety, storage, regulations, and warehousing
12:10 – 12:50
Robert Magraw, Operations Manager – BakerRisk  
Design and operation of effective toxic shelters
10:50 – 11:30
Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition Viewing
12:50 – 13:55
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Viewing

Day 1, Afternoon

11:30 – 12:10
Dil Wetherill, Managing Director – Method Functional Safety  
What’s coming in IEC 61511 Edition 3
14:00 – 14:40
Glynn Warren, Product Specialist – Exloc Instruments 
What’s involved in achieving UKCA ‘Ex’
12:10 – 12:50
Colin Cameron, Managing Director – Mutech Limited
New edition of IEC 60079-11 Intrinsically Safe Equipment Standard
14:40 – 15:20
Steve Pearson, Executive Chairman – Phusion IM 
Improving inspections with advanced use of hazardous area data and mobile devices
12:50 – 13:55
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Viewing
15:20 – 16:00
Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition Viewing
Day 1, Afternoon

16:00 – 16:40
Rolf Kinck, Senior Instructor & Morten Aasen, Chief Commercial Manager – Trainor
Digitalisation and the advantages of e-learning
14:00 – 14:40
Mark Walker, Vice President – DEKRA UK 
Creating a culture of care
16:40 – 17:20
Steve Williams, Sales Director – Hazardous Lighting Solutions
Intelligent lighting control for explosion proof areas
14:40 – 15:20
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, VP Technology – R. STAHL
Explosion protection of hydrogen installations

15:20 – 16:00
Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition Viewing
16:00 – 16:40
Neil Smith, Head of Workforce Development – Cogent Skills
What is the ‘golden thread’ that links human factors, competence, and compliance problems and solutions?
16:40 – 17:20
Andrew Vincent, Associate Partner – Instinctif Partners 
Crisis communications: from fire to front page
 

Conference Day 2 - Thursday 7th October


Stream 1
Main conference room (Delegates only)
Stream 2
Seminar room (access open to all registered attendees)
08:30 – 09:30:
Registration & Refreshments
08:30 – 09:30
Registration, Refreshments, & Exhibition Viewing

Day 2, Morning

09:30 – 09:40

Chair’s Introduction - Ron Bell OBE, Technical Consultant & Advisor - ESC

09:30 – 09:40

Chair’s Introduction - Paul Hague, Head of Scheme Development - CompEx Certification

09:40 – 10:20
Peter Davidson, Executive Director – Tank Storage Association (TSA)
Cyber security for senior managers
09:40 – 10:20
Andrew Derbyshire, Principal Safety Engineer & Chris Bell, Consultant, Asset & Management Systems – DNV
Changing an unknown known into a known known in Functional Safety
10:20 – 11:00
Sarabjit Purewal, Principal Specialist Inspector – UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE)   
The use of artificial intelligence in safety related applications
10:20 – 11:00
James Jordan, Technical Control & Safety System Lead – Arete Project Delivery
Safe delivery of integrated control and safety systems
11:00 – 11:30
Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition Viewing
11:00 – 11:30
Refreshments, Networking, & Exhibition Viewing
11:30 – 12:10
Randall Williams, Project Engineer – Proeon Systems
Ensuring compliance for fire & gas detection
11:30 – 12:10
Dr. Alexander Zalogin, General Director – Russian Certification Centre of Ex and Mine Equipment (NANIO CCVE) 
Explosion hazard occurrence on the surface of thermocatalytic sensing elements
12:10 – 12:50
Paul McLaughlin, Consultancy Team Lead – Kiwa Gastec
Application of DSEAR to manage the safe operation of hydrogen installations
12:10 – 12:50
James Park, Process Safety Consultant – RAS Ltd 
Flange guards - their use and applicability in managing hazardous area zoning
12:50 – 14:00
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Viewing
12:50 – 14:00
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Viewing
Day 2, Afternoon


14:00 – 14:40
James Steven, Development & Innovation Manager – DNV  
Ignition prevention is only for electrical equipment?
14:00 – 14:40
Kevin Boyd, Director – 2Value Solutions 
Proactive risk management using IIoT and wearables
14:40 – 15:20
Ewan Povall, Senior Consultant & Chris Heath, Graduate Consultant – RPS Group  
The importance of considering the role of the user in the assessment and design process
14:40 – 15:20
Bassey Okon Bassey, PhD Researcher – Cranfield University
Operations-maintenance synergy at petroleum process facilities