For over thirty years we have provided specialist services for the identification, analysis, prevention and management of fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases in the chemical and process industry.

The breadth and depth of our expertise in process safety make us globally recognised specialists and trusted advisors in the field. We help our clients understand and evaluate their risks and work together to develop pragmatic solutions. Our value-adding, practical approach integrates specialist process safety management, engineering and testing. We seek to educate and grow client competence to provide sustainable performance improvement. Partnering with our clients we combine technical expertise with a passion for protecting people and assets and reducing harm. As part of DEKRA, the world’s leading expert organisation, we are the global partner for a safer world.

In 2011, our parent company, DEKRA, with safety as its mission, acquired Chilworth Technology, the proven leader in process safety. DEKRA Process Safety represents the collective expertise of our legacy Chilworth businesses - built on a merging of minds, uniting experts in our fields and leaders in process safety.

DEKRA Process Safety’s client base covers more than 20 countries, and includes companies in the following fields:

• Aerospace
• Agrochemicals
• Chemicals and fine chemicals
• Cosmetic industry
• Food and drink
• Governments
• Insurance companies
• Law firms
• Metals
• Oil and petrochemicals
• Personal household products
• Pharmaceuticals
• Plastics and rubber
• Power, water and waste
• Wood and paper

Process safety engineering - specialist consulting and laboratory services

Across the globe, we help you achieve the most effective, practical approaches to safe and efficient operations and processes with a winning combination: specialist process safety management (PSM), and process safety engineering expertise, paired with the generation and use of process safety data. Our comprehensive laboratory testing services – from combustible dust and chemical reaction hazards to electrostatic properties and thermal stability – help your teams create safe operating parameters with precision and certainty. These services, carried out by our global base of experts fluent in local codes, standards, and cultures, provide you with the knowledge needed to protect your operations from risk.
We employ a highly educated staff holding doctorates in engineering and science as well as graduate engineers, scientists and technicians. Our senior consultants are internationally recognised experts in their specialist fields, and many have served on national and international standards committees.

Process safety training and competence development

By sharing our expertise, we develop long-term client relationships that foster the in-depth understanding required to achieve excellence in process safety. In the DEKRA Process Safety Academy we offer a range of structured courses taught by our team of leading experts. These courses are designed to train, educate and develop skills for a range of audiences in multiple languages and across a comprehensive range of platforms and media.

Our locations in North America, Europe and Asia include fire and explosion hazard evaluation laboratories and facilities suitable for engineering workshops. In addition, we have our own instrument fabrication site.

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