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Plant & Process Safety

Prevention of chemical accidents in plants and processes

plant and process safety

Tools in this category help companies implementing effective process safety management systems for chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response. They Tools enable the identification, elimination, reduction and mitigation of risks resulting from operations. 



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Fires, Explosions & Releases Reporting Tool

The Fires, Explosions & Releases Reporting Tool (FERRET) supports companies with a flexible and low-cost instrument to fulfil their Process Safety reporting.

The tool offers automatic references to Cefic and other reporting standards. Calculations are kept as simple as possible and as open as possible, such that adaptation to specific company need can be made.

The tool provides :

  • 2 XLS sheets : one ready for use to report at site level and one open for customisation with example content),
  • 1 user guide document,
  • 1 short video guide.

FERRET has been developed by SWISSI on behalf of the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC) and Clariant.

Note: As far as the classification of substances is concerned in the application of the tool, please check the current actual classification, that may evolve over time. Data contained within FERRET are valid as of its launch date of June 2011.

Contact: Lee Allford

Cefic Guidance on Process Safety Indicators

This new guidance is based on a global ICCA guidance and introduces universally applicable process safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It became effective September 2016. During a period of four years all chemical associations are requested to host national workshops in order to roll out this new guidance in their respective countries. Reporting of these new process safety KPIs has to be established by 2020. This new set of process safety KPIs ensures the transition from lagging to leading indicators as it captures process safety incidents at very low levels already. This is to ensure an increasing awareness of possible trends long before more significant incidents may happen – and to react accordingly.

Contact: Stefan Drees

CIA Best Practice Guidance

This process safety guidance has been developed by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in the UK.

The guidance summarizes the chief indicators of best practice. A short questionnaire is included allowing for a self-assessment. Issues covered include leadership, policy, visibility, performance indicators, improvement plan a. o.

The company will gain in terms of its ability to avoid major accidents, to satisfy expectations of regulators, and to demonstrate to the public that chemical businesses responsibly manage major hazard risks.

Contact: John Roche

OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention

These OECD Guiding Principles cover the safe planning and operation of facilities where there are hazardous substances involved. Issues covered include emergency preparedness, land-use planning, accident response, follow-up to incidents a. o.

The extensive guidance document links to special information tailored for SMEs on the OECD website.

Report of the OECD Workshop on SMEs in Relation to Chemical Accident Prevention

This OECD workshop report covers SMEs in relation to chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response. Included in this publication are conclusions and recommendations as well as a discussion document.

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

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Facts and Figures

The 2018 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

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Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

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