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Technical Working Group on Seveso Inspections (TWG 2)

Meeting Agenda

22-24 April 2015

Prague, Czech Republic


Wednesday, 22 April 2015             

Afternoon Session 
D. Draeger, Government of Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany




Welcome (Czech Ministry of Environment)


Opening Business (Chairman)

  • Introduction of new members
  • Objectives of the meeting
  • Overview of the agenda
  • Amendments to June 2014 meeting notes (if any)
  • TWG 2 funding and strategy issues for 2015-2016 planning cycle
  • TWG 2 Meeting 2016– Location and time, TBA



Mutual Joint Visit (MJV) Programme

  • Future of the MJV Programme – Follow-up on 2014 proposals

-Permanent Technical Advisory Group

        - Volunteer host countries for post-2015 MJVs
-MJV Toolkit

        -Review of Potential MJV Topics (see attached)

  • Feedback from MJV Workshop on SMS in Multinational Companies – 17-19 September 2014, Arona, Italy
  • Update on publication of MJV reports

Any other issues (Technical Advisory Team, Participation and Financing, etc.)


Update of the EU Guidance on Seveso Inspections

The proposed updated guide will be described before the meeting for review by TWG 2 members. You will be asked to provide your comments in writing before the meeting if possible.


Coffee break


Common Inspection Criteria -

  • 2013 topics – Status of Publications - Inspection of Internal Audits, Permit-to-Work, Process Hazard Analysis
  • 2014 topics - Discussion of draft CICs and work-in-progress

Each topic leader is asked to prepare points for discussion and send them for distribution at least 2 weeks before the meeting. They will also present them at the meeting. This session is a working session to provide targeted assistance to topic leaders by reviewing the current state of the CIC whether in draft or outline form.   Therefore, topic leaders should view this is an opportunity to make progress in shaping the content of the document.


o    Pressure relief systems

o    Internal emergency planning

o    Maintenance of primary containment systems

  • Feedback on the CIC Development Process


Break-out Sessions on new Common Inspection Criteria (CIC)

  • Common Inspection Criteria – Structure, process and expected outcomes (JRC-MAHB)

o    Safety Performance Monitoring

o    Management of Change

o    Emergency Isolation Systems

  • Information and instructions on the CIC break-out sessions (Chair)




Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday morning session

Chair:   R. Larsen, Directorate for Civil Protection, Norway


Break-out sessions on common inspection criteria (CIC)

The remainder of the afternoon session will be dedicated to discussion in 3 break-out groups on common inspection criteria for the following SMS topics:  

 Topics TBA
NOTE 1. TWG 2 Members are asked to give their preference for break-out group by ranking of 1, 2, 3 with 1 as the most preferred when confirming their meeting presence to MAHB. MAHB will subsequently assign TWG 2 members to break-out groups on the basis of this ranking but it is not guaranteed that participants will be assigned to their most preferred topic. TWG 2 members will be informed of their group assignment prior to the meeting so that they may reflect in advance on what might be included in a CIC bulletin.

 NOTE 2. Each participant should prepare some bullet points for their break-out session topic on important elements that should be covered in the criteria. (It can be a list of items or some key elements. There is no one way to do it.) The CIC break-out session should then start with each participant presenting a brief summary of their bullets.



Coffee Break





Common Inspection Criteria – Plenary session

Each break-out group will summarise the outcome of its discussions including next steps towards producing a CIC bulletin followed by discussion in the TWG 2 and confirmation of follow-up actions in accordance with the CIC development process outlined by MAHB.


Accident case studies (Part 1)

  • Polish accident case study

Video and discussion



Adjourn for Lunch


Thursday afternoon Session
D. Draeger, Government of Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany




Discussion of Ongoing and Emerging Issues

  • Onshore underground gas storage (Czech Republic)
  • Storage and handling of explosives and munitions(Czech Republic)
  • Challenges in Enforcing Key Seveso Requirements (Belgium)


Coffee Break



Discussion of Ongoing and Emerging Issues (Cont’d)

  • Challenges in Enforcing Key Seveso Requirements (Belgium)

Belgium will present this topic as well as summarise results of a survey of the TWG members on this topic. The survey will be distributed in early March 2015 to TWG members with expectations of responses to be delivered in early April.



Adjourn for the day




Friday, 24 April 2015

Friday morning session
R. Larsen, Directorate for Civil Protection, Norway


Inspection Tools for Human Factors (INERIS)

  • Guide for dealing with Organizational Change Management in complement to the technical treatment of the Management of Change,
  • Guide to assessing the feedback process of the SMS,
  • Guide to assessing the Human and Organizational Factors policy of a Seveso organization



Coffee break


Projects briefings



Any other business

  • Calculating volume of liquefied gas in a full tank – Exchange of Practice (Norway)
  • MAHB MINERVA website and Inspections section – update and request for feedback


Summary of Meeting Results and Action Items


Adjournment of meeting, followed by lunch