THE IChemE Safety Centre (ICE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian-based Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) at IChemE’s Hazards 2016 conference in Singapore.
The MoU will establish a framework for information sharing and technical coordination between ISC and UTP’s Centre of Advanced Process Safety (CAPS) in the areas of process safety education, continuing professional development and strategic leadership.
Abdul Rahim Hashim, vice chancellor at UTP, said the signing of the MoU is an important platform that will help industries in Malaysia and the wider Asia Pacific region make good use of the latest process safety tools, training, and services.
“The MoU also provides a great opportunity for both organisations to build strategic links and partnerships with industry, government and other international bodies in Malaysia,” he said.
IChemE welcomed the agreement and believes it will accelerate the sharing of process safety knowledge in Malaysia.
“We congratulate the Institute for creating a centre which focuses on process safety, and look forward to working together to build knowledge and improve skills,” said Trish Kerin, director of ISC.
“This agreement will bring IChemE’s expertise and knowledge to a new audience in Malaysia. It’s also a first step towards wider take up of IChemE's Professional Process Safety engineer registration and we look forward to welcoming [UTP] as a provider of academic content in the future,' she continued.
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