Oil Refining and Managing Safety - evening lecture
Published on: Monday, 04 March 2013
We had a large turn-out for the lecture presented by Ger Downing, production superintendent at Philips 66 refinery in Whitegate. Ger explained the wide range of HSE issues that must be managed in a refinery and demonstrated that effective managment requires a management system. He explained the elements of the refinery's system and elaborated some of these: legislation, procedures, emergency response and the importance of metrics. This emphahsis on a systematic approach has proven worthwhile,shown by the excellent safety record in the refinery at Whitegate.