Hazards Forum welcome three new members from high-hazard industry in 2022

This year, the Hazards Forum had the pleasure of welcoming three new members that work in high-hazard industry, in both the STEM sector and for the UK Government.

Fluor, Sellafield Ltd and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) all share in the Hazards Forum’s vision, “…to be widely recognised as the independent enabler of the most needed debates and as a key source of interdisciplinary knowledge on the control of major hazards.”

We are delighted to have these organisations on-board and are especially looking forward to collaborating with them closely in the future with joint endeavours in the field of hazards. Growing our community of organisations and individuals interested in hazards and risks has always been our priority. With these three new partnerships, we are excited to share in their wealth of specific industry knowledge as well as learn lessons from experts that work within their respective organisations.

About Fluor

Fluor is an international company that “designs and builds the world’s toughest projects”.

Fluor provides professional and technical solutions to deliver safe, well-executed, capital-efficient engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects to clients around the world.

The Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) builds a better world by applying world‑class expertise to solve its clients’ greatest challenges. Fluor’s 41,000 employees provide professional and technical solutions that deliver safe, well‑executed, capital‑efficient projects to clients globally. In 2021, Fluor ranked 196 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest American companies. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement and construction services for more than 100 years.

About Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management.

As a nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site in Cumbria and government organisation, their aim is to create “…a clean and safe environment for future generations”. Sellafield works on behalf of their owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, from cleaning-up the UK’s highest nuclear risks and hazards to safeguarding nuclear fuel, materials and waste. Its four value streams include:

  1. Retrievals: retrieving nuclear waste, fuel and sludge that are stored inside their legacy ponds and silos, the highest risks and hazards at Sellafield
  2. Remediation: beyond the legacy ponds and silos, they have hundreds of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities at Sellafield that need to be cleaned-up
  3. Spent nuclear fuel management: currently store and reprocess spent nuclear fuel. This means, taking the fuel that has been used inside a nuclear power station and extracting the individual component parts of plutonium, uranium and waste. Their mission will change significantly as we come to the end of reprocessing
  4. Special nuclear materials: they have the facilities and expertise to provide safe, secure and appropriate storage for special nuclear materials

About the ORR

The ORR regulate the rail industry’s health and safety performance.  Their aim is to improve the safety, value, and performance of railways and roads in the UK. The “ORR protects the interests of rail and road users”

This government organisation ensure that the rail industry is competitive and fair. In addition to this, they monitor the National Highways and have economic regulatory functions in relation to railways in Northern Ireland and the UK section of the Channel Tunnel.

Join our community of hazards professionals

To find out more about our plans for 2023 and how we will be working with these organisations, be it in events, governance or publications, please visit our website. You can join our community of hazards professionals.

Contact the Hazards Forum today!

If indeed you belong to an organisation that is focussed on the control of major hazards and the mitigation of disasters, please get in touch with the Forum or find us on social media. We welcome professionals from all disciplines. Our ongoing aim is to learn from one another, build knowledge and contribute to the world of hazards.
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