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Oil Refining and Managing Safety - evening lecture

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.