Frank Crawley

Frank Crawley

Frank Crawley worked for ICI for 17 years as Plant and Commissioning/Start up Manager on Olefin Plants and “Special Duties Engineer” on Nylon Intermediates. During the latter he was won over to Loss Prevention by the late Trevor Kletz and also to HAZOP by the late Bert Lawley. After 10 years in the Offshore O & G Industry, retiring from BP, Crawley split his time as LP Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Academe. It was during his time in the O & G industry that he learned different ways in which the HAZOP tool could be used more, particularly the first “Drilling HAZOP” in UKCS some 33 years ago. This in particular revealed a number of deficiencies in the design of drill rigs which produced novel design changes. HAZOP has been his fascination and he believes that it is a very flexible tool which has more potential for development.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Strathclyde and Atkins, UK