Posted on: October 28, 2010 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

A KwaZulu-Natal Process Safety Forum was launched in October by a meeting of process safety officials at Rennies Distribution in Mobeni, Durban.

Launch membership totals 17 members, representing 11 companies, under the auspices of CAIA and the Responsible Care national Process Safety Forum that meet quarterly in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

The new regional forum will host quarterly meetings on Tuesday mornings at 08:30. Jim Crawley of Industrial Oleochemical Products is the interim chairman.

PSF KZN agendas will be aligned with the national Process Safety Forum, to include a safety moment, lessons form global and local incidents, process safety tools, assistance to members on specific process safety issues, development of MHI Regulations amendments, training opportunities, conferences, and major process safety events.

PSF Gauteng meetings

The next Process Safety Forum Gauteng meeting is at 12:00 on 4 November at CAIA.

At the last forum meeting, information on the Dutch ‘purple book’ was presented as being useful to identify likely failures leading to hazards, and aiding selection of appropriate equipment. The Dutch ‘purple book’ book is posted at http://free-books-online.net/bevi-purple-book-pdf

Human factors in process safety were discussed. Information on an inspection toolkit to focus on human factors, is posted at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg48.pdf

Responsible Care course

A Responsible Care awareness course is hosted at CAIA office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Tuesday 16 November, presented by IRCA Global.

The course is relevant to employees involved with their employer’s Responsible Care programme Learning outcomes and objectives of the course include Responsible Care overview, principles, implementation, RC management activities, and interpretation.

* Contact PSF Gauteng via Janine Mileham on rcare@mweb.co.za or 011 482 1671, or PSF KZN via Jim Crawley on Jim.Crawley@oleo.co.za

PHOTO; Some of the 17 members of the new Process Safety Forum KZN, meeting quarterly in Durban.

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