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Occupied building risk assessments - In association with the Chemical Business Association

Tue 16 Nov, 2021
Virtual Learning Environment

Why Attend?

Under the COMAH Regulations, operators must demonstrate that the risks to employees in offices and other work places on site are as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).  Many major incidents that have occurred on sites have resulted in serious harm to people in buildings, e.g. due to partial building collapse, or the generation of missiles or glass fragments. In many cases, the effects have been more severe than if the people were located in the open air and involved populations that did not necessarily need to be within such a close proximity to process equipment.  OBRA is the tool most commonly used to assess the risks to people located within buildings on-site. The approach requires knowledge of the potential effects of a major accident hazard (MAH) on a specific building against the likely building performance and ability to enact emergency response, e.g. the ability to shelter or escape an area.

The course aims to provide a working overview of OBRA qualitative and quantitative methodologies, to provide attendees with the knowledge to understand, query or even develop OBRAs.

The training will cover:

  • An overview of OBRAs
  • Qualitative and quantitative assessments
  • Upgrading buildings

Date & Location

16th November 2021

08.45 – 16:00 (Timezone: London, GMT)

Virtual Learning Environment


8:45 – Registration
09:15 – Introductions & course overview
09:30 – Overview of OBRA
10:30 – Break
11:00 – Qualitative Assessment
11:30 – Workshop
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Quantitative Assessment
13:30 – Workshop 2
14:00 – Break
14:30 – Upgrading Buildings
15:00 – Workshop 3
15:30 – Q & A
16:00 – Close

Who should attend?

The training is principally designed for those who require understanding of the output of occupied building risk assessments (OBRA) and will provide a useful overview for those who are involved in undertaking them, such as:

• Managers and Supervisors;
• Engineers, Technicians, Chemists;
• Health & Safety professionals.

This course is for Storage, Manufacturing and Distribution companies only.

Registration and fees:

This event costs -  

£120 GBP (ex. VAT) - CBA Member

£250 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

While this event is hosted by SLR, registration costs are paid directly to the trade association, you will be sent a direct link once you have registered your interest with us.