Following the acquisition of HFL Consulting, SLR can provide a unique blend of leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services, that makes us the natural partner of choice for businesses of all sizes across the process industries.

We’re capable of understanding complex legislation and supply chain interactions, stakeholder interests and business processes, so you can be sure of the necessary expertise to help deliver sustainable long-term improvements.

How can we help?

Our comprehensive range of services has been designed to help businesses get the most from their assets by developing people, plant, and management processes to drive sustainable improvements in safety, productivity and profitability.

With over 20 years’ experience working within the COMAH regulatory regime, we provide essential process safety management and regulatory compliance support. We provide practical solutions to promote safety and efficiency in design, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning of complex hazardous facilities.

We are actively engaged with the wider business community, through industry trade bodies and cluster groups, providing training and seminars to promote sharing of knowledge and best practice.

SLR provides services to help our clients comply with a complex array of national and international health, safety and environmental legislation. Our team understands current regulation, codes, standards and Accepted Good Practice across a range of industries and our experience in developing and implementing management systems within businesses means we can offer effective solutions for maintaining compliance.

Our safety advisory services include:

  • COMAH and DSEAR compliance
  • Risk assessments (HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, HRA, QRA and OBRA)
  • Process safety management
  • Design safety engineering
  • Asset integrity management
  • Reliability and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Competence management systems
  • Workforce development

Our team

  • John Wilhite Principal
    John Wilhite

    John has over 30 years of experience in Process and Occupational Safety and Risk Management. He is a Certified Safety Manager, with deep knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing and consulting environment. In addition, he has over four decades of experience with industrial, pulp and paper and petrochemical clients with expertise in environmental, health and safety programme management, Process Safety /Risk Management Planning and comprehensive compliance and risk mitigation.

  • Wilson Davidson Principal
    Wilson Davidson

    Mr. Davidson has over 30 years of experience in Process and Occupational Safety and Risk Management. He is a Certified Safety Professional, with deep knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing and consulting environment. In addition, he has over three decades of experience with industrial, manufacturing, chemical, food, beverage and metals processing clients with expertise in environmental, health, safety, programme management and implementation, Process Safety, Risk Management Planning, comprehensive compliance and risk mitigation.

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Operating a COMAH establishment during a global pandemic

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.

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Brexit - Is your business prepared for 1 January 2021?

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.

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Brexit and UK REACH - what happens now?

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.