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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.

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Event Reports

COVID19 Webinar

Covid-19: Science and evidence on environmental transmission and modelling

Covid-19: Science and evidence on environmental transmission and modelling Our three speakers gave a fascinating insight into how Covid-19 challenges the science and evidence around environmental transmission and modelling. All three are active participants in Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) and co-chairs of the Sage Environmental Modelling Group. The seminar was held on March

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Open Data Day event

The underpinning risks, challenges and opportunities of Open Data

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

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Regulation of chemicals

Regulation of chemicals In the first part of our joint event with the Institution of Civil Engineers, we hosted an hour long webinar on the 1st of December 2020 to discuss the ever-present issues with regulating manufactured chemical products.  Attracting a wide online audience, we learned from key regulators that from time to time, chemicals

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Managing the risks and consequences of a large polluting accident

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

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Maintaining nuclear safety during a pandemic

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

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Safety in space

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

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News

10 years of the Temporary Works Forum

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

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30 years of the Hazards 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

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Dr Luise Vassie

Dr Luise Vassie: Distinguished Member of the Hazards Forum

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

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