the 13th edition of the Risk & Safety forum took place on 14 and 15 September 2022. Several speakers honoured us with their presence during two days of rich exchanges and meetings. We would like to thank all the speakers for taking part in Forum 2022 and contributing their expertise on this subject. We would also like to thank all the participants who were interested in the subject and who followed us during these two days.


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Leading risk, safety, and human factors consultants Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) have announced that its annual Risk and Safety Forum will take place in Oxfordshire on the 14th and 15th of September.

The event, which is a highlight of the industry calendar for risk and safety practitioners, will be held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, where delegates will benefit from a rich programme of training and networking opportunities attended by senior risk, safety, security, and human factors experts operating in the nuclear, transportation and other low-carbon energy sectors.

This year, the event will explore risk and safety in the digital age. Digital solutions are fast becoming integral to low-carbon infrastructure projects, and how these use and manage data can be transformative in maximising their effectiveness to enhance risk and safety practices. The low-carbon smart cities, energy systems and transport networks of the future will all have transformational digital solutions at their core.

Attendees will hear from sector specialists on the latest developments in areas such as climate change risk and resilience, cyber security, and probabilistic safety analysis, with presenters drawn from leading companies, academic institutions, and trade bodies.

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Adriènne Kelbie CBE

NED, board advisor, executive and team coach, consultant

Adriènne Kelbie CBE brings over 25 years of leadership experience in high-profile public sector organisations across community funding, local authorities, safeguarding, criminal records and nuclear regulation. Adriènne is our keynote speaker and she will talk about what is needed to enable innovation in the nuclear industry, with a particular focus on safety, to achieve the Great British Nuclear vision – it’s definitely not going to happen by magic! Adrienne will draw upon her experience as CEO of ONR, and her consultancy work with nuclear and non-nuclear organisations seeking to establish a competitive edge in the digitally enabled market place.

Andrew Buchan

Chairman at The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS)

Andy has over three decades of experience in nuclear safety working on various operational and decommissioning challenges at the Sellafield site. He now heads a team which considers severe accident risks within Security and Resilience. He is currently chair of The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) which shares good practice across a wide range of high hazard industries.

Matthew Allcock

Natural Hazards Research Engineer at EDF Energy

Matt has a PhD in solar physics and an MSc in mathematics from the University of Sheffield. He now leads the space weather research programme at EDF. His department works with academics, government and industry partners to improve the resilience of nuclear power plants to space-based threats such as geomagnetic storms, solar flares and cosmic rays.

Hugh Stephenson

Operations Manager and Principal Consultant at CRA

Hugh has over sixteen years’ experience in safety and risk consulting for a range of industries, specialising in nuclear power generation. Having joined Corporate Risk Associates Ltd in 2006 as a Graduate Consultant, he has performed a wide range of safety and reliability assessments for a major client in the UK and oversees. Hugh is also currently the CRA Operations Manager with a wide range of business support responsibilities in addition to consultancy work for clients.

Gavin Edwards

Technical Programme Director HPC - EDF Energy

Gavin Edwards joined EDF (BE) in 2007 after a decade working in a number of commercial, manufacturing, and international roles. He has worked in diverse areas supporting the NG fleet such as lifetime extension, fuel route, structural Integrity, outages, operational and event recovery safety case management and then in 2015 moved to nuclear new build and the Bradwell project. He has demonstrated abilities as a strategic thinker, with operations and safety culture background with a strong delivery focus which resulted in opportunities to develop high performing teams. His motivation is driven by working with people to create a better spirit and culture of one EDF team to solve bigger and more complex problems.

Adam Towse

Head of Simulation and Assessment at Assystem

Adam has experience in leading analysis teams and developing methods to justify design in a variety of sectors including automotive, nuclear, oil and gas. His experience includes stiffness, strength, fracture, fatigue and damage tolerance, collision and impact, noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), pressure vessels and fluid dynamics. Adam has previously worked in education, oil drilling, adhesives research. He has also served as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy.

Yusuf Warsama

Technical Sales Manager at Mammoet

After obtaining his MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Yusef joined Mammoet as an Engineer in the cranes and rigging team producing lifting drawings and safe systems of work for the Mammoet core cranes business. Along with day to day engineering of contract lifts he has also been a key member of the project team helping to engineer and execute range of heavy lifting projects throughout the UK. More recently, Yusef has moved to the sales team undertaking the role of technical sales manager to be an ambassador of the services.

Amanda Widdowson

Head of Human Factors Capability at Thales UK

Amanda has been applying HF for over 25 years, post-MSc Ergonomics (UCL), mostly in the Defence and Rail sectors. She also co-developed the UK Health and Safety Executive’s Offshore Human Factors Integration (HFI) standard (RR001), supported a nuclear safety case and led cyber security HF programmes in the automotive Formula 1 (and defence) sectors. She a former CIEHF President and serves on the board of trustees. Amanda’s experience as a ‘human error’ analyst in rail safety incident investigations, and cyber security work in Thales SIX, allowed her to develop a thought leading approach to capture HF risks to cyber security; the Cyber Human Error Assessment Tool (CHEAT®).She recently led a team of authors to produce two cyber HF whitepapers for the CIEHF.

Andy Wright

Principal Human Factors Engineer at CRA

Registered Human Factors Specialist with 10 years experience across critical national infrastructure. Andy has significant experience within the nuclear industry, and explores research topics in HF for cyber security, automation and digital environments.

Adrian Wheatley

Human Factors Consultant at CRA

Adrian has over twenty years of experience integrating Human Factors to large scale Defence, Rail and Nuclear projects for a variety of major clients. Adrian joined CRA in 2020 and is currently the acting Service Lead and Head of Discipline for the Human and Organisational Factors Team.

Huw Gibson

Principal Scientist at Trimetis

Huw is a human factors specialist and has been involved in human reliability assessment (HRA) in the aviation, rail, nuclear, defence and retail pharmacy sectors. This work has included the generation of HRA data and the development of HRA techniques. As Head of Human Factors at the Rail Safety and Standards Board up to August 2022, Huw leads a team of 12 HF specialists to support development of HF capability for GB rail, where current topics include human reliability for train driver performance and increasing automation. From September Huw will be a principal scientist at Trimetis who specialise in improving the work and decisions of people in high consequence complex environments with expertise in human factors, applied psychology, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Tom Page

Director at Cerberus Nuclear Limited

Dr Tom Page is a chartered physicist with nearly 20 years’ experience as a technical specialist in the nuclear industry. He is a director of Cerberus Nuclear Limited, a small dynamic consultancy that specialises in providing innovative solutions to some of the most challenging problems in Nuclear safety case development.

Ash Grant

Inspector - PSA at Office for Nuclear Regulation

An experienced PSA practitioner with 15 years experience across the industry. Ash spent significant time producing PSA for HPC and the AGR Fleet. He is leading the PSA assessment of the Rolls Royce GDA for ONR.

Oliver Wheeler-Nurdin

Operations Director at Azurelope

Accomplished technology professional with a strong background in software implementation and Building Information Modelling. Experienced in the elicitation of requirements and the management of complex stakeholder needs to facilitate the development and deployment of suitable maintenance management solutions. Possess strong skills in the analysis of business processes, data flows and technology capabilities to identify business problems, needs and opportunities

Neil Headings

Group Leader: AI and Analytics at Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Neil has over a decade of experience producing technical safety case references, predominately in the civil nuclear industry. He provides insight using statistical methods, numerical and mathematical modelling, and data analytics. Most recently Neil has developed a passion for understanding how uncertainty can be accounted for when looking at the results of numerical models, and the impact this can have on better understanding risk. He has co-authored a technical volume for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, explaining how uncertainty quantification can be applied in practice to help build overall confidence in model results.

Marinos Panayiotou

Digital Lead at CRA

Marinos Panayiotou is the Digital lead at CRA. Marinos specializes in safety, risk and reliability helping companies identify and analyze the risks that can impact their assets and business to ensure they are adequately managed for ensuring business continuity. Marinos is now working on creating and deploying safety and risk-based digital solutions to help clients optimize and enhance their processes. He is the designer of CRA’s Enterprise Risk Operating System (eROS) and Digital Safety Case powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Emir Roumili

Digital Project/Product manager at Assystem

Emir Roumili is a project/product manager specialised in digital project management and digitalisation of engineering processes in order to achieve "more efficient" engineering. He is currently doing a thesis on the subject of the digitalisation of nuclear safety through MBSE and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Masayuki Tanabe

MIChemE Professional Process Safety Engineer YNU IAS Visiting Associate Professor - Group Manager (Technical HSE Department) at JGC Corporation

Dr. Masayuki Tanabe has over twenty-three years' experience in JGC Corporation for Process Safety in the engineering and construction of process plants in the fields of gas processing, petroleum refining, petrochemical and radioactive waste treatment. For recent several years, he has been working for consultation for Japanese Oil and Chemical operators setting a risk-based process safety management system.

Dr. John Malget

ARCS MAPM MCMI FSaRS - System Safety Engineering Lead at Nuclear Waste Services

John Malget is a Fellow of SaRS with 25 years of experience in the development of full lifecycle safety cases, cross-domain integration and project management. He is an advocate for the adoption of system thinking to the delivery of safety cases and leveraging enterprise-wide integrated digital tools for efficient delivery. He authored and contributed to industry guidance documents produced by the UK Safety Directors Forum Safety Case Forum sub-group. He is also the UK representative at IAEA GEOSAF project and Vice Chair of NEA Expert Group Operational Safety (EGOS) focussed on the development of international best practice guides.

Bethany Colling

Fusion Regulatory Development Specialist at UKAEA

Bethany joined UKAEA in 2013, originally in neutronics, moving to regulatory development in 2021. She is a chartered engineer with over 10 years’ experience in fusion energy research, including a PhD from Lancaster University. Bethany is providing technical support to BEIS on fusion safety and regulation, and contributing to international and domestic collaborations and engagement activities in support of a proportionate regulatory framework for fusion power plants.

Jorge Luis Hernandez

Nuclear Safety Officer at the IAEA

At the IAEA, Jorge contributes to and lead the development of several publications in the field of safety assessment and design safety for nuclear power plants. He holds a M.Sc. in Nuclear Safety Engineering and has 28 years of experience in the field of safety assessment for nuclear reactors, including SMRs. He worked for the nuclear safety authority of Cuba and for technical support organizations in France and Germany. He led and contributed to European Commission INSC projects to support the harmonization of best practices in nuclear safety around the world. He has actively contributed to several international working groups such as MDEP, ETSON, CSNI and the SMR Regulators’ Forum.

Shaun De Witt

Head of High Performance Data Analytics at the UKAEA

Shaun is a physicist-astronomer who has been sucked into all things data-related since a young age. Shaun has led a number of European projects in this area and has been the EUROfusion representative on EOSC.

Tony Roulstone

Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Cambridge

Tony Roulstone research interests are the economics and safety of nuclear power with a focus on Small Modular Reactors. He also involved in projects on the industrialisation and the economics of fusion and the design of energy systems for net-zero in 2050. He spent much of his career in the nuclear and aerospace industries, starting with UKAEA working on fast reactor systems and including 20 years at Rolls-Royce where he became Managing Director of the Nuclear Group in 1992. Also, he was the Director of Engineering and Projects when the Vanguard nuclear submarines were being delivered. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He provides consultancy widely in the engineering, technology and services sectors and has completed several policy studies for Government on SMRs, and for politicians on business enterprise and on large-scale procurement.

Jean-François Bossu

Director of Nuclear Risk Management at Assystem

As a former submarine nuclear engineer, Jean-François developed an extensive experience in the operation and maintenance of complex systems under severe risk control constraints. In the Defence environment, he held programme management positions in the fields of nuclear infrastructure, missiles and submarines, as well as technical functions in support of defence nuclear operators. He joined Assystem in 2013 and created the Nuclear Risk Management Direction at Group level. There, he provides internal support to projects where risk and complexity are key characteristics. For instance, he established the Nuclear Safety processes for Momentum, the ITER construction management as agent entity, which Assystem is part of. He is also a member of two Nuclear Safety experts permanent groups, which bring independent advice to the French nuclear regulator: ASN.

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