Founded in 1989 by the four principal engineering institutions, and now with members from other engineering bodies, the public sector, the charity sector and industry, the Hazards Forum’s mission is to enable inter-disciplinary learning between professionals for the prevention and mitigation of hazards and disasters.
Our vision is to be widely recognised as the independent enabler of the most need debates, as a key source of interdisciplinary knowledge on the control of major hazards.
We are a community of organisations and individuals with like-minded interests who collaborate and network to debate and advance understanding in a wide variety of safety and risk fields.
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The underpinning risks, challenges and opportunities of Open Data To celebrate Open Data Day on 6 March 2021, we hosted a panel discussion to explore the potential of open data in land development. Our panellists talked about what’s blocking its use, and how these challenges could be met. James Madison, from the Open Data Institute
Regulation of chemicals Published 6th December, 2020 by Elinor Davies, Hazards Forum Head of Marketing and Communications On the 1st of December 2020, we hosted an hour long webinar, attracting a wide audience that learned about manufactured chemical products and the ever-present issues that remain with their regulation. From time to time, chemicals come back
Managing the risks and consequences of a large polluting accident Published 7th October, 2020 by Nick Shaw, Chair of Hazards Forum’s Board of Trustees This hour-long online event, held at lunchtime on 15 September 2020, successfully attracted an attendance of 100. The audience learned about the new J-value framework (J for Judgement), an integrated methodology
Maintaining nuclear safety during a pandemic Published 7th October, 2020 by Nick Shaw, Chair of Hazards Forum’s Board of Trustees Back in March 2020 as the world was changing rapidly in-line with the exponential curve of what we now know as Covid-19, all organisations were wrestling with the notion of how to respond. In July
Safety in space Published 7th October, 2020 A New Frontier, a report on an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 19 March 2019 Our March 2019 event saw us partner with the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) to present ‘Safety in Space – a new frontier’ – a topic area not previously considered
30th anniversary event: artificial intelligence and automation Published 7th October, 2020 by Thanos Moros, Hazards Forum Technical Advisory Committee Member Risks and Opportunities from the increased use of Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Society, a report on an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 18 June 2019 The event marked the 30th anniversary
10 years of the Temporary Works Forum Published 6th October, 2020 History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes: an inspiration for the Temporary Works Forum 10 years on by Bill Hewlett, Consultant at Bill Hewlett Associates Ltd, TWf Chair 2009-2017, & John Carpenter, Consultant, TWf Secretary 2009-2014. In 2019 the Temporary Works Forum
30 years of the Hazards Forum Inception The 1970s and 1980s were marked by a number of natural and human-made disasters which raised questions about the preparedness of national governments to prevent or mitigate their effects. For example, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 was a serious and wide-ranging catastrophe, rated 7 on the International
Dr Luise Vassie BSc, PhD, FInstP, CFIOSH, PGCE(FE), Dip IoD The Trustees are pleased to confer to Dr Luise Vassie the status of Distinguished Member of the Hazards Forum. Luise has contributed extensively to the field of occupation health and safety throughout her long and distinguished career and has made a significant contribution to the Hazards