Alarm rationalisation

Start time 5.00pm AEDT. A general introduction to the topic of lead process safety metrics and alarm management issues.
Alarm rationalisation


The Joint Chemical Engineering Committee (JCEC) Victoria invites you to join them for this webinar on alarm metrics.

In 2015, the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC) published the guidance document ‘Lead Process Safety Metrics – selecting tracking and learning’. Over the last 18 months, an ISC working group have been developing a new guidance note to provide context for the Human Factors element for process plant alarm metrics that can be used for monitoring and managing alarm system performance for variables such as ‘Critical’, ‘Shelved’, ‘Stale’ or ‘Standing’ alarms.

This presentation gives a general introduction to the topic of lead process safety metrics and then focuses on alarm management issues such as rationalisation, prioritisation, handling, monitoring, and meeting the target performance of the alarm management system.

Our speaker will also give some insights into the future ISC Alarm Rationalisation and Metrics guidance document and related industry references such as EEMUA, ISA/IEC, PAS and regulator guidance.



Garry Law
Principle Consultant, Technical Safety Consultants

Garry is a chartered Chemical Engineer, Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He has a wealth of experience working in the oil and gas industry for onshore and offshore operators, engineering design contractors and consultants across the globe.

Garry has focused on process safety in design and operations for over 25 years with a particular interest in promoting inherently safer design, learning from past incidents and helping plant operators and regulators to develop robust Process Safety Management practices such as hazard identification, risk assessment, management of change, performance management and review/audit.

Garry is a very experienced facilitator of technical safety workshops such as HAZOP, HAZID and LOPA. He sits on the global election panel for IChemE's Professional Process Safety Engineer certification and is a professional trainer who runs training courses for both IChemE and Safety Solutions.


Zsuzsanna Gyenes

Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre

Zsuzsanna expertise is in Process Safety Management. Currently the Deputy to the Director of the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC) with extensive experience in training CEO and management level of hazardous establishments on Process Safety Leadership and Culture. She has experience in implementing tools and overseeing Process Safety Management systems for industrial sites, reviewing safety reports and safety analysis, advising on risk reduction and performing on-site inspections.

She has a proven track record of developing guidance documents on Lead Process Safety Metrics with some of the world’s leading chemical and oil and gas companies.

Zsuzsanna visits and facilitates training for industrial sites, speaks at international conferences, runs technical symposiums, travels worldwide, particularly in the UK, Europe, Middle East and US. She possess strong knowledge of emergency planning, MoC, hazard identification, consequence analysis and risk assessment. Zsuzsanna is proficient in structural analysis of industrial accident reports and conveying cross-sectorial learnings from past events. With extensive knowledge of global process safety practices, consequence model tools and currently progressing with fire risk and safety management studies.

She has full ownership to lead the business development and technical work programmes of the IChemE Safety Centre in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and identify new ISC membership opportunities and projects to expand the membership of the ISC to advance process safety.


Andrea Hosey FIChemE

Operations Manager, Nuffield Group / Vice President (Member Engagement), Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in process design, project management and engineering leadership roles within a number of global contracting companies. She has developed and led teams in the UK, Thailand and Australia and was the 2015 winner of the Fluor Award for Excellence in Engineering Leadership.

She is a Fellow of the IChemE and the current IChemE representative on the Joint Victorian Chemical Engineering Committee (JVCEC) representing Chemical Engineers from both Engineers Australia and the IChemE and sits on the IChemE in Australia Board.

Andrea is currently the Operations Manager for Nuffield Group. In her professional and volunteer roles she has strong links with the Victorian Universities and sits on the Melbourne University Industry Liaison Committee. She is passionate about helping developing graduates into our future chemical engineers.


Fiona O'Connor
Market Development and Sales Executive - Australasia, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)


06 / 10 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
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06 / 10 / 2021 05:00 pm
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