Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Engineering safe sustainable solutions - from build to decommissioning

11 June 2012

Judith Hackitt's speech will draw upon a number of case studies that highlight the importance of engineering solutions that can be built, operated and then modified to accommodate new technologies or decommissioned and disposed of safely and sustainably. Using examples such as the Flixborough and Piper Alpha disasters along with HSE's recent work in Emerging Energy Technologies and on the Olympic Park build project, Judith will cover a range of issues and challenges that are faced by engineers and those working in the health and safety system.

Speaker: Judith Hackitt, Chair of Health and Safety Executive

Judith was appointed Chair of the Health and Safety Commission with effect from 1 October 2007 for a term of 5 years and became Chair of the Health and Safety Executive when the two organisations merged on 1 April 2008. Judith previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was awarded her CBE for services to health and safety.

Judith began her working career in 1975 with Exxon Chemicals where she spent 15 years in various process management roles at Fawley. She was subsequently European Operations Director of a speciality pigments business before becoming Group Risk Manager at Elementis PLC with world-wide responsibility for health and safety, insurance and litigation. She also served for three years as a non-executive Director of Oxfordshire Health Authority.

A transcript of Judith's speech can be found at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/speeches/transcripts/hackitt110612.htm

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Engineering safe sustainable solutions: from build to decommissioning

: Judith Hackitt, Chair of Health and Safety Executive

Judith was appointed Chair of the Health and Safety Commission with effect from 1 October 2007 for a term of 5 years and became Chair of the Health and Safety Executive when the two organisations merged on 1 April 2008. Judith previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was awarded her CBE for services to health and safety.

Judith began her working career in 1975 with Exxon Chemicals where she spent 15 years in various process management roles at Fawley. She was subsequently European Operations Director of a speciality pigments business before becoming Group Risk Manager at Elementis PLC with world-wide responsibility for health and safety, insurance and litigation. She also served for three years as a non-executive Director of Oxfordshire Health Authority.

Duration: 1hr