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Certificates in chemical process safety awarded to Pfizer staff

Certificates in chemical process safety awarded to Pfizer staff

Published on: Monday, 12 December 2016

With the presentation last week of certificates to cohorts 6 and 7, over 100 Pfizer staff in Ringaskiddy and Little Island have now successfully completed Module CHEP8023 Chemical Process Safety.  This originated as a response to Shane Horgan’s (Class of 1999) desire to develop a “sense of vulnerability” in his colleagues on the Little Island site, to ensure process safety was not seen as the preserve of a limited few and to empower staff to challenge, to be critical and to seek better operation and safer practices continually .

Our eighth group will take their final assessment this week and we are preparing for the ninth group in early 2017.  The programme has moved from the pilot stage to full scale production.  The second generation, Module CHEP8024 Chemical Process Safety Applications, is ready to move from the bench to pilot also in 2017.  Together, these two modules constitute a Special Purpose Award.

The achievements of the programme have been recognised by the receipt of a national Responsible Care award and an international IChemE Global Award in Education and Training.