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Wildfires Wildfires have been in news this year, perhaps most notably in Hawaii, where hurricane winds, parched grass, and electrical sparks combined to create a fire that consumed a town. Closer to home, fire services were stretched to the limit when wildfires struck across the UK last year. This Hazards Forum event demonstrates how this
AI workshop In July, the Hazards Forum had the pleasure of visiting the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) site in Buxton, UK. The HSE kindly hosted our hybrid Artificial Intelligence (AI) workshop which brought together presenters from Thales, Office for Nuclear Regulation and University of York, along with other experts in the hazards fields, both in-person and online. Workshop objectives The Emerging Technology Interest Group
Climate change adaptation and resilience: standards and their application The world is already experiencing climate change impacts; the summer heat wave in the UK and flooding in Pakistan being recent examples. While there is rightly a focus on mitigation and reaching net zero, there is also a need to focus on adaptation. Adaptation is the
Nuclear Fusion: Technology Risk The Hazards Forum hosted Nuclear Fusion: Technology Risk as a hybrid event, at the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), at One Great George Street, London and online. The event was chaired by Dr Lavinia Raganelli, a risk and safety consultant at Corporate Risk Associates. Our first speaker, Valerie
Nested Dependencies and Unconscious Connectivity The modern world survives and thrives on complex interconnected systems which normally interface seamlessly and give efficiency and productivity. These systems are complex to develop and engineer but may be entirely un-noticed by the end user. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the interdependencies of both societal and engineered systems, whilst
Regulation of chemicals (Part 2) Risk management within the new UK REACH framework Part two of our mini-series on the regulation of chemicals, regulators and policy makers focused on UK REACH – a new framework of chemical regulation in the UK post-Brexit. We discovered how it will go about tackling the UK’s first ‘substances of
HUMAN DECISIONS AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE: QUICKFIRE Q&A Richard Roff Human decisions and system performance event Chair and Group Process Safety Director at Costain We’re thrilled to have you chair our Human decisions and system performance event in December, what are you most looking forward to during the evening? I’m looking forward to hearing some real
DATA AND INFORMATION SHARING FOR SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT: QUICKFIRE Q&A Marc McBride Data and information sharing for safety and environmental benefit webinar chair Principal Inspector – Nuclear Safety at ONR We’re delighted to have you chair our webinar this week, what are you looking forward to most? I think we will hear from our
WILDFIRES: QUICKFIRE Q&A Alex Carroll Wildfires event Chair Hazards Safety Case Engineer – HPC External Hazards, EDF Nuclear Services We’re delighted to have you chair our Wildfires event this week, what are you looking forward to most, on the evening? First and foremost, meeting all the delegates and speakers, with what already promises to be