CGE Network Event 2020

“We can be heroes”

List of speakers

Chairman

Donatello Piras

Chairman

Donatello Piras: Network Event Chairman

See below for more information on Donatello Piras.

Keynote speaker

Corrie Pitzer

Keynote speaker

Corrie Pitzer: Keynote speaker

See below for more information on Corrie Pitzer.

Event host

Arjan Verboom

Event host

Arjan Verboom: Network Event Host

See below for more information on Arjan Verboom.

Background

In his role as Program Director Arjan is involved in promoting and introducing risk management concepts & solutions. This involvement is direct via marketing & sales activities and via projects with industry leading clients, or indirect via organizing and attending events and trainings around the world together with consultancy partners. The main purpose of these activities is to share knowledge and make people aware of the possibilities of barrier based risk management.

For the last 20 years, Arjan has worked in the Finance as well as the IT Industry, and in the area of Risk Management in particular. Hereby he was responsible for implementing business concepts and software applications at large enterprises. Arjan followed the study for Chartered Accountant (NIVRA) and holds an international degree in Executive Master in Finance & Control.

Arjan is the host of the Network Event.

Background

Ben Keetlaer-Qi is Manager HSE Compliance & Analysis at the HSE Office of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands.

Ben has been working for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for almost 3 years. In his current position he is responsible for HSE incident investigations, HSE data analysis, covenants with governmental authorities, HSE reporting, coordination of external permits and the surveillance & enforcement strategy.

Presentation

“How to manage Health, Safety and Environment risks in an airport with > 70 million travelers”

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, we have a responsibility for over hundreds of Health, Safety and Environment risks. All these risks need different attention and steering. How do we manage all these risks, how do we know we are in control and how do we make (sometimes large investment) decisions? In this presentation, I will guide you through our Safety Management System, including risk identification, risk analysis, key control testing, occurrence reporting, our governance around decision-making and performance reporting.

Background

Corrie Pitzer is the founder and CEO of SAFEmap International, a company specializing in the psychology of risk, safety leadership and culture change.

He has Bachelor and Honours degrees in Industrial Psychology and Business Management, an MBA and graduate diploma in Education. He enjoys skydiving, motorcycling, rally car driving and an Infantry Platoon Commander. He started his career in the platinum mines of South Africa as an Underground Miner.

As a result, he knows more about risk than about safety.

He consults internationally to many organizations, in mining, energy utilities, oil and gas, paper and pulp, military defence and construction.

Corrie is the keynote speaker of the Network Event.

Presentation

“Humans: the strongest link in the safety chain”

The typical focus in safety is that the human being is our weakest link in safety, that their ‘at risk’ behavior should be changed to ‘safe’ behavior and we should train them to be vigilant, aware and focused. We define humans as failing and we want to reduce human error. Simple solution: they have to keep their minds on the job and eyes on the task.

This notion flies in the face of the true nature of humans: skilled and naturally able to deal with risks, incredible brain power, and with a capability to deal with the dynamic risks of our work environment. No machine can and ever will do that and current approaches in safety are actually making the human being less competent, more exposed and dumber to deal with a complex world…that is only getting more complex.

This presentation will show the pathways to develop and increase the strongest safety defense of all: the human operator.

Background

Donatello Piras (1976) is chairman, presenter and debate leader with years of national and international experience.

He works as a television presenter for RTL-Z where he presents the Talkshow – Z in Business – and takes care of the weekly TV column in opinion show – Dunk. Donatello can be found on a stage almost every day. His energetic performances are characterized by professionalism, enthusiasm, and asperity.

Donatello Piras will be the chairman of the morning program on Thursday, September 24.

Background

Jop Groeneweg gratuaded cum laude in Experimental Psychology in 1985 at Leiden University, The Netherlands. The subject of his master thesis was: “Human factors and accidents at sea”, later published in the International Journal of Man-Machine studies. His field of expertise shifted somewhat to the petrochemical industry when, in a joint contract with the Victoria University of Manchester, Shell International Petroleum – Department Exploration and Production, came with a proposal to do research into the problem of how to eliminate the human factor in the accident causation process. This project resulted in a report: “Tripod, a principled basis for accident prevention”, a PhD in 1992 and several publications. Part of the project required extensive research on a wide range of locations, from areas like offshore installations on the Dutch and U.K. Continental Shelf to the swamps of Gabon, the desert of Oman, the mountains in Canada and the jungle of Sarawak. He is Assistant Professor at the Unit of Cognitive Psychology and project manager Human Error at the Centre for Safety Research at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is also part-time senior researcher at the Dutch research institute for applied science TNO.

As a part-time lecturer at The Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) and the Dutch Academy for Occupational Health and Safety (TNO-PHOV) he presents safety-related courses to a wide range of companies and organizations. As a member of several committees of the Dutch National Health Council, he advises the Dutch government on safety and occupational health matters. Recent projects include the development of accident investigation tools for the Dutch Safety Board, research on critical success factors of Safety Management Systems for the Dutch Transport Department and implementing. Jop Groeneweg is associated to Advisafe Risk Management B.V. as a scientific consultant.

Jop Groeneweg is a professor of ‘Safety Assurance in Healthcare’ at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His focus is on quantifying and modelling the factors contributing to a Just culture and its relation to organizational learning capabilities. Jop Groeneweg frequently gives presentations and lectures about human factors in safety and safety-related issues at international conferences and symposia.

Presentation

“Does a just culture solve all your safety problems?”

Prof. Jop Groeneweg, will share with you the most important approaches of ‘just culture’ and the effect it has on the learning abilities of organizations. What needs to be learned, has a close relation with how needs to be learned. By shifting the focus to deviations in processes (as opposed to focusing on incidents) and by having a psychological safe environment, organizations can create a ‘just culture’.

Most important points are:

  1. The learning abilities of organizations can be improved by having a ‘just culture’
  2. The creation of a ‘just culture’ needs to be focused on more than only increasing the number of reports
  3. The creation of a psychological safe environment is the key to success

Background

Professor Luca Fiorentini, born in 1976, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of industrial, process safety and fire engineering. He is owner and CEO of TECSA S.r.l. (http://www.tecsasrl.it) international consulting company working in the field of loss prevention and industrial safety, fire engineering and environmental protection. TECSA is located in Pero (Italy). He is senior process safety, HSE, fire engineering and reliability consultant. Fiorentini has experience in QRA (Hazop, LOPA, FTA, ETA, Consequence analysis), CFD and FEM methods, RAM analysis and industrial risk assessment for a number of industries: major hazard industries, refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, liquid hydrocarbons and LPG storage farms, oil and gas onshore installations and offshore platforms, steel works plants, food processing facilities, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals production plants, hospitals and health care facilities, ports and piers. He is an expert of fire engineering and fire risk assessment.

Fiorentini is a recognized forensic engineer and investigator for fires, explosions and industrial and marine accidents. He is the author of several books, articles and conference papers as well as a reviewer for a number of scientific magazines. He is also a professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (UK) and an editorial board member of “Intl. Journal of Forensic Engineering” and “Fire Protection Magazine” (SFPE). Certified Fire & Gas Professional (Exida FGP n. UK 170412009 / 2017). Cerfitied Functional Safety Professional (Exida CFSP n. 101206 009). He is a Tripod Beta method certified assessor (bronze level).

He is also founder of MFCforensic (http://www.mfcforensic.it). MFCforensic, named after the founders (Marmo, Fiorentini and Chiaia), proposes itself as an innovative company able to deal directly with the forensic engineering activities, both in the judiciary and in the insurance field. In the judiciary field, MFCforensic technicians assume both the role of technical consultants as well as that of CTU, all on behalf of the investigating magistracy and on behalf of the judiciary, especially in cases of high complexity, where the management skills of the a forensic engineer’s own procedure it is necessary to put in place methodologies for in-depth analysis and development of specialist expertise, including advanced simulation. MFCforensic consolidates in an innovative structure the forensic, consulting and academic experiences of the founders, who in the years have directly followed, as technical consultants, also episodes of national importance (Thyssenkrup, Norman Atlantic, Molino Cordero, Umbria Olii, etc. ).

He is author of several books and papers related to forensic engineering, in particular, together with Prof. Luca Marmo he is author of the international book “Principles of forensic engineering applied to industrial accidents”, Wiley (UK), ISBN: 978-1118962800. He is expert in applying several root cause investigation methods, among them: Tripod, ABS Consulting RCA, Barrier Failure Analysis, STEP. He is proficient in the use of Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) methods (e.g. Spar-H, THERP, HEARTH, HCR/ORE, SEP).

He is proficient in the use of virtual reality tools (e.g. XVRSimulation OnScene) and 3D technologies to describe real accidents scenarios. He is peer-reviewer of the following upcoming books prepared by the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers: new edition of “Guidelines for investigating chemical process incidents” and first edition of “Process safety in the oil & gas upstream operations, onshore and offshore”.

Since 2018 he is vice president of the Italian chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE-Italy). He is internationally certified Senior Lead Risk Manager according to ISO31000 international standard by PECB. For the National Fire Protection Association NFPA (USA) he is voting and principal member as special expert in the following technical commissions: Industrial and Storage Occupancies (BLD-IND & SAF-IND Commissions – Standard NFPA 5000); Fire Reporting (FIP-AAA Commission – Standard NFPA 901), Fire Risk Assessment Methods (FIR-AAA Commission – Standards NFPA 550 and NFPA 551). Since december 2019 he is also Principal Engineer of Exida L.L.C. company (www.exida.com). Exida, founded in 1999 by several of the world’s top reliability and safety experts, exida is the world’s leading product certification and knowledge company specializing in automation system safety, alarm management, cybersecurity, and availability.

Presentation

“Offshore EU Directive and BowTies: the experience of Edison E&P in Italy”

Luca will conduct this presentation together with Salvatore Bagnato.

According to European “Offshore” Directive (2013/30/EU) by the July, 19th 2018 safety cases (Relazioni Grandi Rischi – RGR, Major Accidents Report) should be submitted to the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in order to maintain the license to operate. By the preparation of RGRs the Owner should identify all the hazards connected with the installation, assess all the major risks, identify the acceptable/tolerable risks according to a defined ALARP criterion for human life and environment. Taking inspiration from real applications in Italy, this presentation intends to highlight:

  • The importance of a coherent assessment framework based on rule sets to manage all the information gathered during the various stages (also to facilitate the assessment conducted by the AHJ and the selected independent third-party inspector), taking advantage from the BowTie method;
  • The advantage coming from the use of a collector cloud-based IT system to manage data during assessment and to update them in the future leveraging the MOC process (also enforced as a specific requirement of the directive) across several installations and assets with a barrier-based management system.

Background

Dr Nicklas Dahlstrom is Human Factors Manager at Emirates Airline and has been with the airline since 2007. In this position he has overseen CRM training in a rapidly expanding airline and also been part of efforts to integrate Human Factors in the organisation. He has also done work for other organisations, especially the UN World Food Program’s Aviation Safety unit and is currently a member of ICAO’s Human Performance Task Force. In 2018 he received Civil Aviation Training magazine’s Pioneer award for his work in the aviation industry.

Nicklas also holds the position of Assistant Professor at Lund University School of Aviation in Sweden and was previously a researcher and instructor there, working mainly on projects related to safety and Human Factors in aviation as well as in other areas, such as maritime transportation and health care.

Nicklas did his PhD with Professor Sidney Dekker as supervisor and worked with him on research projects until he joined Emirates. His research areas in aviation have been mental workload, training and simulation and he has written research articles and book chapters on Human Factors and CRM as well as delivered invited presentations, lectures and training in more than twenty different countries.

Previous to his career in academia and civil aviation Nicklas was an officer and meteorologist in the Swedish Air Force, where he also underwent flight training on the SAAB 105 twin engine trainer jet aircraft. He worked in the Swedish Air Force at the Air Base F10 in as well as at the Swedish Fighter Pilot School F5, where he was also an instructor for both pilots and meteorologists.

Presentation

“Ordinary heroes avoid extraordinary situations – the role of people in operational safety”

This presentation will focus on the role of people in safety – how people understand and handle risk in their day-today work and the factors that influence how they do this. These factors will range from technology to culture, but all of them will focus on the role of people when it comes to developing, maintaining and improving safety. The implications of the increased use of procedures and automation will be outlined, as well as ways forward through focus on engagement and spread of best practice in organisations. The presentation will mainly be based on experience from the aviation industry, but will include examples from other industries. Overall, the aim is to present a broad overview of the current perspective of Human Factors on safety.

Background

Salvatore is the Operations Manager in Ed.ina., a joint operating company of Edison Exploration & Production Spa, working in Croatia. During his carrier in Edison E&P, he worked in the Italian HSE department to offer his technical and regulation support for the activities related to the European “Offshore” Directive 2013/30/E.

Presentation

“Offshore EU Directive and BowTies: the experience of Edison E&P in Italy”

Salvatore will conduct this presentation together with Luca Fiorentini.

According to European “Offshore” Directive (2013/30/EU) by the July, 19th 2018 safety cases (Relazioni Grandi Rischi – RGR, Major Accidents Report) should be submitted to the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in order to maintain the license to operate. By the preparation of RGRs the Owner should identify all the hazards connected with the installation, assess all the major risks, identify the acceptable/tolerable risks according to a defined ALARP criterion for human life and environment. Taking inspiration from real applications in Italy, this presentation intends to highlight:

  • The importance of a coherent assessment framework based on rule sets to manage all the information gathered during the various stages (also to facilitate the assessment conducted by the AHJ and the selected independent third-party inspector), taking advantage from the BowTie method;
  • The advantage coming from the use of a collector cloud-based IT system to manage data during assessment and to update them in the future leveraging the MOC process (also enforced as a specific requirement of the directive) across several installations and assets with a barrier-based management system.