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EIGA Winter Session 2020

The EIGA Seminar 2020 will be held in Brussels on 29 and 30 January 2020.

The topic of the Seminar will be Lessons Learned in Production and Filling Plants


The industrial gases industry has a very good safety performance and continuous learning from incidents is essential to this. For that reason, EIGA tracks incident statistics and incidents details, and extract information to share with its membership. Dedicated Working Groups cover all topics of industrial and medical gases, and how to produce, store, transport and use these safely. An impressive library of publications further supports this. And during our yearly Safety Awards Dinner, exceptional safety achievements are rewarded.

However, accidents still happen. Why?  How can we further improve?

This is where this edition of the Winter Seminar is for.  The Winter Seminar 2020 will:

  • Address lessons learned from significant industry incidents
  • Provide insight to key safeguards in today’s design and operation
  • Cover technical, organisational and human factors
  • Share best practices around “lessons learned”   
  • Explore the benefits and risks of new technologies to improve safety
  • Help keep corporate memory alive to prevent re-occurrence

Prior to the Seminar, a Training Course is organised on Root Cause Analysis on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a systematic process that digs into the details of an event to get to its source(s) or root cause(s). The goal is to understand how and why this event happened and how to prevent it.  The final purpose of RCA is to identify actions to prevent re-occurrence of similar events.

The EIGA RCA Training Course will address establishing an investigation team, capturing evidence, establishing facts, analysing the event, developing actions and communicating the results of the investigation.

The RCA Training Course will consist of the following sessions:

  • Theoretical introduction in plenary session:

The trainers will share experience in investigation techniques, causal tree methodology, insight on human factors and how to develop robust action plans

  • Break-out sessions in smaller groups:

The participants will practise their skills on the development of causal trees through case studies

  • Theoretical conclusion in plenary session


Registration to both events is now open.