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Developing a Process Safety Capability in China
Noetic is in partnership with FutureMedia and is currently delivering a 5 module training program to a Chinese/Australian JV in upstream petroleum in China. This draws on Mindful Organisation and HRO principles. The target audience is (Chinese) managers and supervisors working in a process safety environment.
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More about Peter Wilkinson of Noetics.

Andrew Hopkins' News
Andrew Hopkins has addressed managers at Rio Tinto in Australia, USA, Canada and South Africa.
 
Download Andrew's paper “Why Safety Cultures Don't Work”.

Auditing - Hazard Identification Strategy
“A rigorous audit needs to examine the hazard identification strategy and make some effort to seek out hazards which may have been missed, so as to be able to make a judgement about how effectively hazard identification and control is being carried out…it requires auditors to go into the field, looking for unrecognised problems.” Professor A Hopkins 2000, Lessons from 
Longford, pp. 86-87

 
Audits: Missing the Obvious is a training module from SafetyTalks featuring Andrew Hopkins and discusses how companies can ensure audit methodology is rigorous and covers all bases:
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The Power of Process Auditing
The  Power of Process Auditing video shows how the auditor:
  • Integrates information from multiple sources
  • Identifies key process performance issues
  • Uses a combination of interview and observation skills to gather the information and evidence required.
The Power of Process Auditing effectively delivers a wealth of valuable information in a very short time and in a structured way that holds the viewers' attention. The video will facilitate the development of auditor skills at all levels from beginners to experienced auditors.
Chris Kenlay, QA, C&D Technologies

SafetyTalks
SafetyTalks offers 55 bite-sized lessons that prevent accidents by strengthening safety culture.  This popular training package is currently used in, Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Middle East.

Organisations using SafetyTalks include Chevron USA, Woodside, Nynas Norway, Husky Energy, Suncor and more.
 
Colin Parkin - Principal Safety Consultant
Colin has wide ranging experience in developing and delivering training programs and workshops. He worked with Professor Andrew Hopkins to produce three DVD based ‘leading edge' safety workshops. A recent project involved assisting Suncor in Audit training in Norway, using the SafetyTalks programs.  Colin now resides in the USA.

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NEW BOOK - Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management
 This book is about the human and organisational causes of two accidents; the catastrophic 2010 San Francisco pipeline rupture that resulted in the deaths of eight people, and the pipeline rupture in the state of Michigan that released vast quantities of oily sludge into a local river system. The clean-up cost the pipeline owner a billion dollars, making it the most expensive pipeline oil spill in US history. The authors identify the lessons to be learned and suggest ways that such accidents can be prevented. 
Authors: Jan Hayes and Andrew Hopkins
 
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