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16th May 2018by Katie Hedges

Crisis Media, Reputation Management & Crisis PR Breakfast Seminar 8-19am @CATCH

Wednesday 13 June 2018

What is crisis media and how does it differ from PR?

Is it really necessary to have a crisis media plan in place?

What is involved and what should be expected?

What about the aftermath and my reputation?

How to effectively handle your general PR?

Come along and hear what one of the regions leading crisis media consultants has to say on this vast topic.

Blair Jacobs will talk through the basics, which will help you analyse your current crisis media process.

We will also hear from Blair’s colleague Emma Ideson on how effective PR and marketing will work for you.

To register please contact

01482 667 528
07540 273008


2nd May 2018by Lesley Pickard

The Humber Major Hazards Group will hold their Annual Process Safety Conference on Thursday 19 July at CATCH.

Following the success of previous years we are again offering sponsorship opportunities at this event, which regularly sees over 70 attendees including process safety engineers and SHE Managers from our members companies.

Here is a draft programme for the event MHG conference programme 19 July 2018 draft along with a booking form for sponsorship

Major Hazards Conference sponsorship booking form Jul 2018

We have limited spaces for sponsorship opportunities – £349 plus VAT for display stand, literature in delegate packs and logo on programme/website.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the booking form and return to me with your PO number.

Attendance will be free of charge, sponsors can send 2 delegates.

Please contact or call 01469 552840


1st May 2018by Katie Hedges

CATCH are delighted to be hosting a series of events on Thursday 7 June highlighting the breadth and depth of services and training activities offered by our @CATCH partners.

All the events are free to attend, you can attend them all or just book on one event of your choice.  If you have never been to see us before this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about CATCH and to meet our professional training partners who offer a wide range of industrial and technical training programmes and health & safety courses for the process, energy engineering and renewable industries.

CATCH Day commences with a breakfast event, starting at 8.00am, with Reynolds Training Services who will be giving a taster session on Emergency Response, introducing the principles and practices – the full course has recently received IOSH approval.

During the morning and early afternoon you can make a selection from a number of events including:

10am-12noon – David Shaw from North Lindsey College will deliver the following session:

  • An overview of Lean/Kiazen and Business improvement Techniques methodologies
  • The history behind the theory
  • The benefits to organisations and individuals
  • How the qualification are delivered
  • An Introduction to some of the process tools used
  • The practical application of Lean within a organisation

13.00-14.30 – Roxby Training Solutions will be delivering a talk around Instrumentation in relation to IEC 61511, DSEAR and ATEX, along with the importance of training in this sector.

1430 to 1600 – Cath Jackson from North Lindsey College will present at taster session on coaching conversations at work.  Why coaching? Coaching is good for business, it leads to increased job satisfaction, engagement and well-being.

Coaching in the workplace can be a difficult skill for managers to master as most managers use a directing work style, rather than achieving it through employee development.

As a manager you will develop your skills so that you will no longer be directing in an authoritarian manner but collaborating with team members to identify, target and plan for performance improvement.

Refreshments and lunch will be available for delegates registering on these free events.

The CATCH team will be on hand throughout the day to meet delegates and offer guided tours of our unique industrial training facilities and introduce you to our @CATCH training partners across the site.

To book your place please contact or call 01469 552821


1st May 2018by Katie Hedges

4 July 2018, 8.30-17.00 @CATCH

Reliable Manufacturing presents a one day Reliability & Operations Excellence Master Class, exploring the strategies and practices that underpin some of the world’s best operating companies. The Master Class will describe models for achieving Operations Excellence and will show how the best plants are
able to compete globally through the application of a Reliability Strategy; one which combines the best elements of Lean Manufacturing, TPM, RCM, six sigma and other methodologies as well as excellence in operations and maintenance practices.

Through extensive case study examples we will show how the right strategy ensures maximum production capacity by making fundamental changes in the way processes and equipment are designed, operated and maintained. Costs are avoided by eliminating “defects” (which cause the costs in the first place) and optimising work that adds value, thereby ensuring sustained cost reductions.

The Master Class is for leaders in manufacturing, including Operations Directors, Site Managers, Change
Managers, Operations and Maintenance Managers, First Line Supervisors, Reliability Leaders and influential frontline Operators and Maintainers.

Fees are £695 per person plus VAT.
Book online:




1st May 2018by Lesley Pickard

The Humber Environmental Managers will hold their annual conference on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at The Ropewalk, Barton.

Sponsorship opportunites are available – please see Sponsorship booking form

At the end of 2017 the Government published its Industrial Strategy and Clean Growth Strategy followed in January 2018 by A Green Future:  Our 25 year plan to improve the Environment.

Clean Growth is concerned with achieving a low carbon economy and covers such topics as energy efficiency in premises and homes, low carbon power generation and transport, and enhancing the benefits and value of the country’s natural resources.  The 25 Year Environment Plan is based on protecting and gaining value from natural capital –

  • Using and managing land sustainably
  • Recovering nature and enhancing the beauty of landscapes
  • Connecting people with the environment to improve health and wellbeing
  • Increasing resource efficiency
  • Securing clean and biologically diverse seas and oceans.

It restates the Government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than it inherited.

The conference will consider the implications of these documents for the sustainable management of the Humber Estuary and its environs, and hear about practical initiatives that are in progress.  The event is free to attend and is being held as part of Humber Business Week.


9.00     Arrival, Registration and Coffee

9.30   Welcome and Introduction – Tony Edwards, Chair Humber Nature Partnership

9.40    The Industrial and Clean Growth Strategies – Richard Kendall, Humber LEP

10.05   The 25 Year Environment Plan and the Humber – Darren Clarke, Humber Nature Partnership

10.30   Coffee Break

10.50   Case study 1: Conversion of end-of life, non-recyclable plastics into road ready fuel – Trevor Thompson, Integrated Green Energy Solutions

11.15   Case Study 2: Renewable energy developments in NE Lincolnshire – Marcus Asquith, Engie

11.40   Case Study 3: Spurn Visitor Centre and Management/Recreational disturbance studies – TBC

12.00   Discussion session & Closing Summary – Tony Edwards, Humber Nature Partnership

12.30  Lunch & Networking

Event sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To book your place please email or call 01469 552840


16th April 2018by Jasmine Greenhalgh

For those involved in the design, management or maintenance of alarms and alarm systems, M.A.C. Solutions, developer of the ProcessVue® suite of alarm management software, is running a two-day alarm management training course in June and November 2018.

The course is aimed at providing all the information and guidance delegates require to successfully implement alarm management within their company, thus providing a basis for the ongoing safe and efficient operation of their plant. The course is strongly recommended for anyone responsible for leading improvements to the management of alarms within a process industry plant, particularly Upper and Lower Tier COMAH-regulated or FDA-regulated sites. These include oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, power stations, food processing and water companies.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Fundamentals of alarm management and the alarm improvement process.
  • Benefits of alarm management with regard to your legislative and regulatory obligations and OEE improvements.
  • Creation of an Alarm Philosophy and associated documentation.
  • Alarm design principles.
  • Master Alarm Databases.
  • Benchmarking, auditing and assessing your system.
  • Alarm rationalisation and implementation.
  • Nuisance alarm remediation and advanced alarm handling.

On completion of the two-day training course, attendees should have learned everything they need to know about how to successfully implement alarm management on their site. The course will be taught by a knowledgeable, experienced alarm practitioner, so attendees will also learn many things they didn’t know they needed to know, and some of the pitfalls to avoid.   

For more information or to register to attend a training course, please visit or telephone MAC Solutions on 01527 529774 or email


10th April 2018by CATCH

CATCH chairman, Brendan Conlan, has recently called for recognition for engineering in the area, noticing how employment of apprentices in the industry has fallen over the last few decades. His comments, which were featured in the Scunthorpe Telegraph, highlighted how “there are good quality young people out there who can do what we need if we give them the chance”.

Identifying an industry need in the area, the article urges young people to follow the apprenticeship route to keep local employment rates high.

Read the full feature below:

5th April 2018by Jessica Bocock

CATCH Skills recently delivered a week long programme for the University of Leeds which gave 200 of their Chemical Engineering degree students the opportunity to bring their theoretical studies at the University into the real working world. The programme was developed for 2nd Year Chemical Engineering students to give them a greater awareness of process industry.
Each student attended for 1 day and had 4 practical sessions covering;
• Laser Alignment
• Mechanical Joint Integrity
• Pumps
• DSC control room simulation
• Process operations and plant introduction
The week was extremely successful with the students feedback being they loved the fact they could relate the CATCH environment to what they had studied and enhance it through practical activities. Many of the students had learnt about pumps, valves, process systems and control, but never seen them in operation or as part of a working plant before.
Head of CATCH Skills James McIntosh said “ The whole week was fantastic and it was great to see how the students responded to our real life industry environment. The lecturers were very impressed with how effective the course was and we put a lot of work into the planning and organisation to ensure it fed into the curriculum the students had covered. We are in discussions with Leeds over next years project already. Credit must go the students who came ready to learn and were enthusiastic throughout, despite the treacherous weather conditions. Even the Beast from the East couldn’t stop them from going out on the plant in heavy snowfall and high winds!”



20th March 2018by Katie Hedges

Wednesday April 18th 2018.  19.00 – 20.00 hrs


Redwood Park Estate



DN41 8TH

Dr Jeremy Smallwood is a leading authority on electrostatics and will present a technical lecture on static electricity in flammable atmospheres.

Static electricity can cause fires and explosions where flammable atmospheres such as solvent vapours or dust clouds can occur.

It is a requirement of DSEAR that where a dangerous substance is or is liable to be present at the workplace; the employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to his employees which arise from that substance.  The risk assessment shall include consideration of the likelihood that ignition sources, including electrostatic discharges, will be present and become active and effective;

In other environments, static electricity build-up on personnel can cause nuisance shocks. This lecture will explain the phenomenon of static electricity and will include practical demonstrations.

 To register please follow the link provided:  


Head Office

Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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