In 2030, the Dutch (petro)chemical industry will be the safest in the world and will have an internationally recognised top position in the development and implementation of safety concepts relating to the handling of hazardous substances.
Facilitate structural cooperation between Government, (Petro)Chemical business community and Science, by identifying opportunities for improvement in (process) safety, executing improvement programmes together with representatives of these parties and implementing the results in the sector.
Cooperation: parties work in mutual trust on a joint approach to measuring, monitoring and improving (process) safety.
Knowledge centre: Collected knowledge provides the latest insights on topics agreed upon by parties, has been tested in practice, is easy to implement and leads to measurable improvements.
Innovation centre: Innovation projects closely match the expected needs of parties and lead to rapid implementation and measurable improvements.
We will focus on strengthening the hardware, software and/or mindware around four safety themes. The aim is continuous improvement of the technical and social (process) safety management systems.
Based on the current level of maturity of (process) safety in Dutch industry, the following themes were chosen to jointly bring about further improvements.
For each theme, areas of expertise have been chosen in which activities will be developed to achieve our ambition.
Dealing with new industrial (process) safety risks such as digitalisation and automation, obsolescence and knowledge loss, cost savings and the energy transition are part of our programme.