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    New seminar on regulating hazardous industries

    News // May 23, 2003
    Stakeholders have been invited to a seminar in October 2003 to discuss the benefits of regulating health and safety in hazardous industries -such as nuclear, railways, offshore installations and major hazards sites - through permissioning regimes.

    The seminar is organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and will be held at IMechE in London on Friday 17 October 2003.

    Bill Callaghan, Chair of the Health and Safety Commission (HSC), will explain to the seminar the background to the HSC's recently published Policy Statement on Permissioning Regimes. He will also review recent evidence on the benefits of safety case regimes and share the latest HSC thinking on the regulation of hazardous industries. Other HSE and industry presenters will describe current research and direct experiences on what works and what does not in this area.

    This is an ideal opportunity to discuss with knowledgeable professionals from different industries what more can be done to improve the effectiveness of permissioning regimes. Those attending will be able to ask questions, raise issues and share their personal experiences of preparing and implementing the safety cases and safety reports required to comply with permissioning regimes.

    Places are limited so to obtain a registration form and programme please contact: Kimberley Young, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ. Telephone 0207 973 1291 Email k_young@imeche.org.uk.

    Please see the IMechE web site for further details: www.imeche.org.uk/conferencesandevents.

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