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  Cox & Speller provides expertise in the following safety and loss prevention assessment and management techniques:
  • Assessment of Chemical Reaction Hazards
  • Hazard and Operability (Hazop) Studies
  • Design of Pressure Relief Systems
  • Accident and Incident Investigations
  • ATEX Compliance and Hazardous Area Classification

Olwen Cox has over ten years operational experience gained at CoMAH registered sites. Her work has included the preparation of Safety Reports for submission to the UK Health and Safety Executive, chairing of Hazop studies and providing safety advice to plant management.

Peter Speller has over twenty five years experience of safety, inlcuding 10 years in the batch fine organics industry and has particular expertise in assessment of chemical reaction hazards, including sizing of relief systems based on the analysis of thermochemical and dust explosion data. He is currently serving on the editorial panel of the Loss Prevention Bulletin, published by the IChemE. Peter has chaired a number of Hazop Studies, including oil refinery installations in Ghana and the UK. Peter has also performed a number of DSEAR Risk Assessments and Hazardous Area Classification Studies for chemical, commercial and landfill installations.

Dr John Cox is a Registered Safety Professional of the (UK) Institution of Chemical Engineers and was the main witness for Nypro (UK) Ltd. at the Public Inquiry into the 1974 Flixborough explosion. Similar investigations have been conducted for other clients following incidents during plant operation. John has published several papers on safety and loss prevention, six of which are reproduced on this website.

All enquiries to:
Carreg Coch, 5 Lisvane Road, Llanishen, CARDIFF, CF14 0SA, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)2920 751 739