Managing safety

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Knowledge and competence

Knowledge and competence is vital in all aspects of an organisation to ensure that decisions and tasks are undertaken correctly and with an understanding of consequences. Knowledge can be generally defined as a familiarity or general awareness of one's actions. Competence is about the ability to consistently perform tasks to agreed standards.

Knowledge and competence is improved by ongoing development and education. IChemE offer a wide range of training programs and technical conferences, as well as Chartered Engineer or Professional Process Safety Engineer registration.

Guidance documents

Process safety competency

The ISC has released its first guidance on process safety competency. This document defines competency definitions across an entire organisation and was developed by the ISC member companies. The ISC is interested in your feedback and experience with this document. Feedback can be provided by emailing

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