Poor safety culture has contributed to many major incidents, and can be just as influential on safety outcomes as an organisation’s safety management system. As part of a structured panel discussion, our speakers will answer questions on the value of a safety culture as an enabler to successful safety and risk management, and the extent to which safety culture can be assessed. So get your questions ready!

Panel Members:

Professor Patrick Hudson is a psychologist with wide experience of safety management in a variety of high-hazard industries and is Professor of the Human Factor in Safety at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He was one of the developers of the Tripod model for Shell which is better known as the ‘Swiss Cheese’ model. Professor Hudson was selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2012–13, and an expert witness on process safety and safety culture in the BP Deepwater Horizon lawsuit in New Orleans.

Diane Chadwick-Jones has had an extensive career in BP spanning a number of businesses and functions including Exploration & Production, Refining and Chemicals, working in Belgium, Brazil and Egypt in operations and safety roles. In her positions related to Safety Culture and Human Performance, she was instrumental in the refresh of the BP values, and delivering cultural change to enable safety improvement. This included operationalizing a “systems thinking” approach by improving the way work is set up to reduce the possibility of mistakes and make work more effective.

Hesam Mehrabi Mahani is a Senior Systems Assurance Engineer at WSP with more than 14 years of experience in complex systems reliability assessment, multi-story building structural design, bridge assessment and design, object oriented software design (RUP), Structural analysis (FE) and design software development , Asset management software design, reliability based asset life cycle management and Probabilistic structural behaviour analysis.


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Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 6:00pm


Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 7:45pm