Learning from Failures of Risk Control Systems

3 July 2015

At the Group’s networking meeting in June, Mike Jones used three significant accidents in Scotland that he investigated during his time as a Process Safety Specialist Inspector with HSE to highlight how risk controls can fail over time if their performance standards are never suitably verified.

The accidents were: fatality in a small business – a country garage; multiple fatality gas explosion, resulting in the largest ever UK fine in a health and safety prosecution; fire in a refinery, no injuries.

Mike’s interactive presentation style provided a great learning environment for those able to attend. You can view his slides here and it will add value if you can answer for yourself the questions he poses (before looking at the answers he gives! This was made easier at the event by having animated slides, which unfortunately can’t be replicated via the IOSH website).