Aurecon follows in the footsteps of AstraZeneca and Shell to become 100th member of the IChemE Safety Centre

Article by Adam Duckett

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Aurecon: "We believe that humanity depends on engineering and that we have a broader stewardship role to play."

THE IChemE Safety Centre (ISC) has welcomed its 100th member to the consortium – the engineering consultancy Aurecon.

The ISC is a not-for-profit multi-company industry consortium, focused on improving process safety by sharing best practice, pooling experience and insight, and developing useful resources. It was founded in 2014 with six partners and has expanded to include operating partners (producers and manufacturers), industry partners (including consultants and equipment manufacturers) and supporting partners (including regulators and academic institutions).

Delene Kock, process safety lead at Aurecon, said: “We’re excited to join IChemE’s rapidly growing safety centre to collaborate and share knowledge globally across the chemical engineering sector. This is critical for advancing process safety and preventing harm to people, the environment, and assets. We believe that humanity depends on engineering and that we have a broader stewardship role to play alongside ISC in making a legacy contribution to process safety and process engineering solutions.”

Its another key milestone for the ISC which celebrated its 50th industry member, Jensen Hughes, joining the consortium in July. Other members include AstraZeneca, BHP, KBR, Shell, the University of Melbourne, and Wessex Water.

Trish Kerin, director of the IChemE Safety Centre, said: “People have a right to stay safe, no matter where they are. As chemical engineers address our global challenges and pivot our technologies to deliver a low-carbon future, all those engaged in process safety will be a crucial component in minimising the risk of operating in new fields.”

She added: “Process safety depends on partnership, and the ISC approaches its tenth anniversary in an ever-strengthening position to support process safety centres of excellence and provide uniquely valuable opportunities for professional development.”

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Article by Adam Duckett

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