Our purpose is to contribute to the reduction in and mitigation of the consequences of major accidents and disasters, both man-made and natural, for the public benefit. Founded in 1989 by the four principal engineering institutions (Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology) our membership has expanded to other organisations in the public sector, the charity sector, and industry. We bring together engineers and other specialists to share experience and promote inter-disciplinary understanding and co-operation, and to disseminate good practice in hazard and risk management. Through our work we contribute to protecting society at large from potentially hazardous events.
Our modus-operandi is principally through our Hazard Forum events, held normally four times per annum in London. We have also recently held events in other regional locations and want to build upon the success of these. These events provide our members with opportunities to hear from eminent guest speakers who are able to provide insight, suggest good practice, and identify important lessons related to hazard reduction and mitigation of consequences. The events also provide a great opportunity to network and hold informal discussions with people from a variety of disciplines and industry sectors. The outcomes from these events are recorded in newsletters which are made publicly available on our website.