EEMUA Strikes Again! And About Time, Too!

If you don't know that EEMUA is not a large flightless bird, you have, as Ricky Riccardo used to say, "some larnin' to do, Lucy!" This long awaited announcement just came in.

Better Alarms Handling: EEMUA holds special event to launch new edition of industry's guidelines on alarm management

EEMUA, the Engineering Equipment & Materials Users' Association, is launching the new second edition of EEMUA 191 "Alarm Systems: A Guide to Design, Management and Procurement" at a special event to be held at Hilton Manchester Airport Hotel on Thursday 21st May 2007. All those with responsibility for safety and quality improvement through efficient and effective use of alarm handling systems, or who work directly or indirectly with alarm systems in chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and other process industries, the energy exploration and generation sector, also related industry sectors, will find attendance at the event invaluable. Purchasers of the first edition will find attending vital in understanding the changes introduced in the new 2007 edition. Speakers from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the EEMUA 191 authoring committtee will give presentations on the management of alarm systems, measuring alarm system performance, alarm systems for batch manufacturing and running an alarm system improvement programme, together with a summary of the main changes from the first edition. Since it was first published in 1999, EEMUA 191 has become the globally accepted and leading guide to good practice for alarm management. Clive Tayler, EEMUA's Executive Director said: "A particular strength of EEMUA 191 is that it was developed by the users of alarm systems in industry. The first edition of EEMUA 191 has sold thousands of copies worldwide, formed the basis of training courses internationally and has led to the production of related publications, such as EEMUA 201, dealing with human-machine interfaces." To register for the event, delegate rate £179 (discount for EEMUA member companies), contact EEMUA
or 020 7621 0011. Further details are available via the website Those attending the event will receive a complimentary copy of the new EEMUA 191.The new second edition, issued in conjuction with Britain's HSE and ASM, the Abnormal Situation Management Consortium (Arizona, USA), gives comprehensive guidance on designing, managing and procuring an effective alarm system. Following the guidance given in EEMUA 191 should result in better alarm systems that are more usable and that result in safer and more cost-effective industrial operations.Copies of EEMUA 191 will be available for purchase from the 21 June at a cost of £87 plus p&p and can be ordered direct from EEMUA at or via