Top quality process safety and risk management can only be achieved through effective cooperation between people. This presentation will focus on the development of a process safety culture on a major capital project. It will explain how the team was engaged to deliver a strong focus on process safety, together with some of the benefits that this has delivered.


Alex Guild was born and brought up in Paisley, Scotland. He graduated in 1988 with a BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and has 25 years of experience in major hazard industries. He spent the first 10 years of his career working with ICI, mainly in high voltage operations and maintenance. In 1998 he joined the UK Health and Safety Executive and worked as a Health and Safety Inspector in the Offshore Safety division based in Aberdeen.

In 2001, Alex joined Chevron and has spent most of his time as a Health and Safety Manager on major capital projects – initially on Frade (an FPSO in the Campos Basin) and latterly on Rosebank. He has recently moved back into the UK operations team as the Technical Safety Team Lead.
Alex is a chartered member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. In his spare time he is a Flight Instructor and Flight Examiner, working with students on light aircraft.