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CPD Seminar: Managing Industrial Risk and the new Seveso III Directive

  • Date(s)
    Friday, 21 June 2013
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €245
    Non-Members: €295
    WEB PRICE: Book online and receive a further 10% discount

  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

Seminar aim

The seminar will aim to inform delegates of the latest developments in terms of regulations and legislation on both a national and European level governing sites with potentially dangerous substances, in particular informing them of how they need to prepare for the implementation of the Seveso III Directive, as well as providing examples of best-practice in managing industrial risk and site safety

Seminar overview

As we saw only last month in the city of West, Texas, the possibility of major, fatal industrial accidents remains a risk that companies and authorities – local, national and international - must regulate and manage alike.
The "Seveso" accident happened in 1976 at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy, manufacturing pesticides and herbicides and led to the development of the EU Seveso Directives. The Seveso III Directive was adopted on 4th July 2012 and entered into force on 13th August 2012 replacing the Seveso II Directive. Member States have to transpose and implement the Directive by 1st June 2015.
The new Directive has significant challenges and implications for the Irish industry with implications for future capital costs, operational costs, planning permission as well as making information publically available while protecting intellectual property
In addition it is becoming increasingly clear that a lot of factories which store chemicals (pharma, chemical, warehouse storage, oil storage, waste to energy,) and facilities which store more than 100 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (hospitals, power stations, industrial sites, bitumen plants, dairy processing facilities) that were not Seveso sites, will become Seveso sites and a lot that are lower tier, will become upper tier sites.  
Given that the latest date by which it must be implemented is June 30 2015 now is the time to start understanding and preparing for the Seveso III Directive.

Presenters include:

  • Pat Conneely, The Health and Safety Authority
  • Christina Roberts, The Health and Safety Executive (UK)
  • Douglas Leech, The Chemical Business Association (UK)
  • Deborah Spence, Arthur Cox Solicitors
  • Thomas Leonard, Byrne Ó Cléirigh Ltd.
  • Fergal Callaghan, AWN Consulting
  • Gavin Lawlor, Tom Phillips & Associates
  • John O Hara, Planning & Development Department, Dublin City Council

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to all professionals responsible for, or with an interest in, safety at industrial sites storing chemicals, fuels and other potentially dangerous substances.

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