ESR Technology Welcome Richard Tiffin

ESR Technology is delighted to welcome Richard Tiffin into the Safety and Risk Management (SRM) Team in the Warrington office. Richard brings a wealth of experience supporting companies operating high hazard sites, assessing the risks to the safety of people and the environment, and demonstrating that the necessary safety management systems and processes are in place. Richard has been involved in the production, review and update of Safety Reports for a wide variety of sites that are regulated under the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations.

Richard has also provided advice and support to new COMAH developments on planning requirements, including; producing the Environmental Impact Assessment chapter on major accidents and disasters, and Hazardous Substances Consent for the storage of controlled substances.

Richard has also worked on offshore wind projects during the design and installation phases, running hazard identification workshops, and ensuring that the risks are reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable through the design, with ALARP demonstrations being produced as part of a design safety case. This aims to ensure that operations teams have the necessary information to manage the risks for the lifetime of the assets.

Richard is enjoying meeting everyone at ESR Technology and is amazed at the range of knowledge and expertise that exists in the SRM Team, European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL), and the National Centre of Tribology (NCT). Richard is looking forward to working together in the future.

ESR Welcome Richard Tiffin

ESR Technology is giving the Major Hazards Course – 8th – 10th November


ESR Technology will be presenting our Major Hazards Risk Assessment Training Programme 8th – 10th November at our offices in Birchwood Park, Warrington. The course is regularly run for graduates within the Safety and Risk Management group and to external clients. It is aimed at Engineers and Scientists with a practical interest in the application of risk management and major hazards assessment.

This course is well established and has been delivered by ESR Technology for over 20 years and is used widely as formal major hazards and practical risk assessment training by industrial and regulatory personnel both in the UK and internationally. The course involves formal lectures and interactive syndicate exercises and provides an ideal vehicle for managers and engineers to gain an appreciation of the application of risk assessment techniques and the benefits that may be gained.

The objectives of the course are to provide an:

  • Understanding of the risk assessment process
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for hazard identification
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for frequency analysis and synthesis
  • An introduction to the modelling of major hazard consequences
  • An understanding of how risks are calculated and issues surrounding their use.

ESR Technology has also developed a series of free web based introductory modules to deliver an understanding of:

  • Hazard Identification – what are the hazards, can they be eliminated?
  • Scenario Definition – how might a hazardous event develop; how do we prevent it?
  • Consequence Analysis – if the event happens, how bad will it be, who or what will it harm?
  • Frequency Determination – how often is an event likely to happen, can we tolerate it?

These videos can be seen on our YouTube channel here:

ESR Technology is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the development and application of Safety and Engineering Support Services, having largely pioneered the use of safety engineering and risk assessment techniques across many industries (including the chemical process, oil and gas, power generation, utilities, transport, petrochemical, military and food) and governing bodies both in the UK and internationally.

For further information on the course and how to attend please contact Terry Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



CORAM Live – Web Based Decision Support Tool

Cumulative risk information available anywhere, anytime. CORAM Live is a full-featured, dynamic, web-based implementation of the Cumulative Operational Risk Assessment Model (CORAM). The objective of CORAM Live is to simplify the cumulative risk process by providing a framework to assess and monitor changes in the risk profile throughout the operational life cycle of an asset.

CORAM example with loop

Features of CORAM Live include:

  • Visualisation of complex data in an informative and meaningful manner
  • Trend analysis against base level (average) risks
  • Fully customisable to any installation
  • Access to risk data from anywhere in the world
  • Risk comparison across multiple assets
  • Multiple customisable user access levels
  • Responsive framework which responds dynamically to screen size

Find out more about CORAM here or contact Terry Atkinson for a demonstration.

ESR Technology gearing up for Hazards 32 Conference


ESR Technology is gearing up for the forthcoming IChemE Hazards 32 Conference on 18-20 October 2022 in Harrogate. Following the last two previous virtual Hazards conferences it is great that this year’s event will be back to a live, face-to-face format.

We are presenting three technical papers and also showcasing our latest software tools on our exhibition stand.

We are proud of our long-term support to this important industry conference and are looking forward to welcoming colleagues old and new on our stand.

For further information please contact Terry Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

ESR HAZARDS Silver Sponsor

HOIS becomes Networking Partner of SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics

Networking Partners World Conference HOIS

We are pleased to announce that HOIS is a SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics Networking Partner.

With 400 delegates, 55 international speakers and more than 50 exhibitors, the SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics is the best place to gain insight into the global status of Inspection and Maintenance robotics.  

As a networking partner of the World Conference, HOIS members may receive a 10% discount on Conference and Exhibition PassesThe special discount code has been emailed to members. Visit the SPRINT Robotics shop to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

At the conference you will hear from industry trailblazers about the latest developments in Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, covering many topics including Adoption and Scaling of Robotics to Robotics for Specific Assets.  Over the course of two days there will be 16 tracks covering specific themes such as Clean Energy, Offshore Operations, Drones, and Data and AI.

On the expo floor delegates will experience the latest technologies for Inspection and Maintenance robotics. Throughout the course of the event, selected exhibitors will showcase their technologies in the Tech Demonstration Area held outside in a drone cage.

The SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics is the premier place to network with leading decision makers across the entire supply chain of robotics solutions. From asset owners to robotic inspection service providers, delegates from around the world will be in Amsterdam on September 27 & 28.

Register today with the exclusive HOIS discount code for the World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics

If you have not received the code, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attending companies

The World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics attracts companies from around the globe. Curious who you will meet in Amsterdam? Visit this page
SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection & Maintenance Robotics 2022 
September 27 & 28, 2022
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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