Aims and Objectives

To introduce the concept of BowTie Analysis and how human factors are addressed in the methodology.


An interactive workshop on the concept of BowTie to help manage process safety. The morning session will introduce the bowtie analysis method, covering the good practice in the use the method, along with a group exercise. The afternoon session will take a specific incident as a case study and how bowtie can help focus on human factors issues in an organisation.

• Elements of a BowTie chart

• Good practice in developing the chart

• Case Study/exercise on identifying barriers

• How Human Factors fit into the BowTie

• Case Study /exercise on incorporating Human Factors

• Industry guidance

• Regulator expectations for COMAH sites

Duration/ Dates

This one day course takes place on the 13th November 2019 and registration is open to CATCH members only.

For further information please call 01469 552828


The Apprentice Awards are open to all apprentices in years 2, 3 or 4 working for Concom Client or Contractor member companies. The apprenticeship can be in any discipline, any NVQ awarding body and with any training provider. The Awards will be presented at the CATCH Annual Dinner on Thursday 7th May 2020. The winner will receive a trophy and a cheque for £500 and 2 runners up will receive of £250 each.

Award Criteria
Applicants should write an article of no more 750 words and should include:

An outline of their apprenticeship to date
A demonstration of their academic success, skills and on the job successes
Their understanding of the industry
Any other achievements that are relevant to their performance.

This must be supported by an employer testimonial as to why they think the apprentice is outstanding.

Closing date
All entries to be submitted by 12.00 on Monday 3rd February 2020

Please click here to complete the online nomination form

Please complete the following online application form any questions please email to

As part of the award process we ask that a senior manager from your employer supports your application – please ensure that this section is also completed.

About you:

Employers Statement:

Your Statement (750 words)


Over 50 delegates signed up to attend the 2019 Skills, Competency and Apprenticeship Conference hosted by the University of Bradford on the 10th October.

The sold out conference, which had support from E3 Recruitment, Roxby Training Solutions and Reynolds Training Services, aimed to enable companies to network, share best practice and provide solutions to challenges that companies could take away and implement in their own workplaces.

Commenting on the day, James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills said, “This conference was born from our Skills, Competency and Apprenticeship networks, which we host both in the Yorkshire and Humber regions. These group are led by an industry chair, which means that the networks are always relevant and provides significant support to those who attend. Our conference brought those groups together to share the learning journey of those in the industry, from early experiences at school and to upskilling and continual learning in the workplace”

The conference highlighted the importance of industry engagement with schools, with two members of the NuFarm NuGeneration team presenting their pioneering project. The project aims to engage with local school children to promote Nufarm and what they do plus inspire them in a fun and safe way to potential career opportunities in the process industries. The NuGeneration team is self-managed by the young people at Nufarm and not only provides community benefit but great learning and development opportunities for the individuals in the team too.  The project is now fully established and is looking to expand the number of schools they engage with.  Delegates were recommended to look at their own young people to see how they can make a difference in their workplaces.

The conference also heard from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, who gave insight into the local labour market and what the LEP are doing to support skills in the region.  Syngenta, who spoke about their extremely successful apprenticeship journey plus we heard from hosts – the University of Bradford who spoke about the amazing work they do with degree apprenticeships, industry engagement and their work placements team.

CATCH Skills then presented their new exciting collaborative venture between CATCH and DN College Group – CETP. This new initiative brings together engineering based training to promote engineering as a career choice to young people, to provide a gateway to employment for new entrants and to deliver workplace training to upskill existing employees. CETP has 11 locations across the Yorkshire and Humber regions to deliver first-class industry training, with the CATCH Skills facility being one of them.

The conference closed with David Talbot, CEO of CATCH leading an open discussion on the day’s topics and events.

If you are interested in attending the skills competency and apprenticeship network, either in Yorkshire or the Humber, please contact the CATCH Skills team –


EU Exit event for the chemicals industry, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays (Manchester) M50 3AZ 10 October 2019

You are invited  to join a free to attend workshop organised by the Chemical Industries Association.  The event is open to non-member companies and the workshop is designed to be especially valuable to SMEs including those who need to increase their level of preparedness ahead of the UK’s EU exit.

The CIA-organised event will share the very latest information and guidance, relevant to the chemistry using community.  The objective of the workshop will be to assist companies as they put in place contingencies ahead of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.  Should the UK leave without a deal the impact on the regulatory and trading requirements will be significant.  Sessions will focus on key areas such as regulations (including REACH, CLP, Biocides), tariffs and customs/border processes.  I am delighted that representatives from DEFRA, the Health and Safety Executive and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will supplement the detailed briefing from CIA’s policy leads.

The workshop is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the Business Readiness Fund.  BEIS recognise the criticality of the chemical industry and broader sector and the potential of a negative impact on downstream industries should there be any interruption in supply.  Every effort is being made to ensure that potential hiccups are mitigated wherever possible. Preparation now might avoid your products being held at an exit port due to missing documentation or raw materials not arriving on time to meet your production schedules.

Space on the day is strictly limited to the first 100 delegates. Registrations will be allocated on a first come basis and limited to one delegate per company.  For those not able to join the event, for whatever reason, the CIA will share copies of speaker slides.  I’m also pleased to confirm that CIA will publish a guide that provides step by step information covering key policy areas that explain the changes that UK companies should now be preparing for ahead of exit.   We will distribute copies of the publication to individual companies, multipliers, other trade associations and regional cluster organisations.

Please click here to register, if you would like to join the event on 10 October.  Please click this link (here) if you would like to receive a copy of the CIA Brexit brochure.

The CATCH Awards 2020 are now open for nominations.

The CATCH People awards celebrate those people in your organisation who stand out – show them some appreciation by nominating them to receive an award at the Norths most prestigious awards dinner,

The Categories are:

Young Achiever Award
The  young achiever award celebrates apprentices, graduates, higher apprentices and young people who are making a significant contribution in their workplace.  The award aims to showcase the positive impact that young people make in industry and encourage employers to develop and grow talent in their sector.

Outstanding Leader Award
The outstanding leader award celebrates all those who make a real difference to your business. We often think of leaders as mangers of people, projects or processes – when in fact leaders could also be those that set examples for others, speak freely or coach colleagues.  People are what makes your company successful, thank them by nominating them for this award.

Best Partnership Award
Partnership working is becoming an essential part of every company’s strategy. From sharing best practice to working with academia, most companies now work with others to fulfill their business objectives.  This could be a project which actively involved several colleagues, or perhaps your social responsibility team had made a difference in the local community. Who ever you have partnered with, we would love to hear your story.

Skills Project of the year Award
As we all know, skills is still high on the agenda for many companies. Therefore, we have devised an award to celebrate companies that are actively involved in changing the landscape, not only for themselves but for the industry too. This award celebrates skills at all levels, from involvement with schools, colleges, training providers and universities to continuous development and up-skilling staff in the workplace.

To nominate please complete this simple form – or send details to

About you:

About the person you would like to nominate:

Please select:



7th May 2020 @7pm

Mercure Hotel, Willerby, Hull.

Over 300 industry guests throughout the industry

Whats included?
Network at our drinks reception & meet the sponsors
Enjoy a Three course meal
Celebrate the ConCom Apprentice of the Year
Congratulate the winners of our People Awards – nominate now – click here
Be entertained by our after Dinner speaker –  Jamie Peacock MBE
Win amazing prizes at our Charity Raffle

Sponsorship packages are available from £595+vat and tickets from £95+vat. Download the prices and booking form –  Annual Dinner Booking Form 2020

If you have any questions please contact Lisa –

Special thanks to our sponsors:




The Concom team are finishing off the final preparations for the annual Catch up With Competency event on 8th October 2019.  Key client members from the Humber Bank region and many of the Concom contractor members from across the country will be attending again.  This year they will be hearing from key industry players such as the Chair of CATCH, an HSE Inspector and the ECITB.  We will also hear from the Concom Apprentice of the Year 2019 and the Concom Chair regarding the successes of the  Concom Scheme and the way forward.  Attendance is free for Concom contractor members and each can have up to two tickets.  Please let Jane know if you are interested in attending on

CUWC flyer October 2019


Leading energy companies Drax Group, Equinor and National Grid Ventures are spearheading the ZERO CARBON HUMBER campaign with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH, a trade body for industrials in the region. The campaign responds to the Government’s world-leading ambition to establish the first ‘net zero’ carbon industrial cluster in the UK by 2040.

Feasibility work is already underway to show how pioneering carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology can make the Humber a net zero carbon economy while providing the foundation for the roll-out of low carbon hydrogen as a fuel across the wider Yorkshire region.

To mark the launch of the campaign, the consortium is meeting with MPs and policymakers at a Westminster event where they will explain the benefits of a new zero carbon hydrogen economy in the Humber – both in terms of jobs, clean growth and export opportunities, as well as the positive impacts it will have in combatting the climate crisis.

The Humber is home to the UK’s biggest industrial economy, employing 55,000 people in the region and contributing £18bn to UK GDP each year, leveraging its rich heritage of industry, skills and trade. It hosts around 100 chemical and refining companies alone, which together account for around 12% of total employment in the UK chemicals sector.

But the Humber is also the most carbon intensive industrial region in the country. If industrial business across the Humber fail to decarbonise, they will face costs of between £1.4bn and £4.2bn in carbon taxes alone by 2040, making the Humber less attractive to global investors, putting jobs and supply chains at risk, damaging the opportunity to attract new businesses to the region.

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