Τρίτη, 28 Μαΐου 2013

Cyprus Safety Platform Risk Communication Day - Friday July 5th at 17:00 in Auditorium Delta, European University Cyprus

with Dr Jan Gutteling, Director of iCRISP, University of Twente (http://www.utwente.nl/gw/pcrv/en/emp/gutteling.doc/)

and Dr Alan Waring, Author of Corporate Risk and Management (http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409448365)

More Details about Jan Gutteling:

Currently I am an Associate Professor of Crisis and Risk Communication at Twente University, in Enschede, the Netherlands. My research focuses on the understanding of risk perception and the application of this understanding in crisis and risk communication. Studies are aimed at (1) developing (social psychological) models of risk-related behaviour, or at (2) establishing how and under which circumstances risk communication influences risk-related behaviour. Recent themes are water safety management (flood risks), fire hazard management, crowd management, and technology-delivered first emergency warnings (cell broadcast).
More details about Alan Waring:
Dr Alan Waring has 35 years’ experience in risk management. His several books include Managing Risk (1998), co-authored with Prof Ian Glendon, Practical Systems Thinking (1996) and Corporate Risk and Governance due out in May 2013. He has presented over 20 conference and seminar papers on risk issues at major events in the UK, China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Cyprus and USA. He has written numerous articles published in e.g. Strategic Risk, Catastrophe Risk Management, Corporate Governance Asia, Risk Management – an International Journal and Cyprus Financial Mirror.
          As a full time risk management consultant since 1986, he has undertaken client assignments for over 80 organizations in 15 countries across many industry sectors. Typically working with boards, board risk committees, individual directors and senior executives, his assignments have included governance-related corporate risk reviews for large organizations as well as a wide range of strategic and operational risk issues.
          In the 1990s, he was extensively engaged in major hazard ‘safety case’ development for companies in the offshore oil & gas and the railway industries. He has conducted assignments and written reports submitted to the King’s Cross Fire Inquiry (1988) and the Sea Empress Inquiry (1997) as well as implementation assignments for numerous clients following the King’s Cross Fire Inquiry and the Piper Alpha Inquiry. He has also participated in independent studies of the Barings Bank collapse, the NHS reforms and Iran in transition to an economy-without-oil.
          From 2007-2009, he was Adjunct Professor, Centre for Corporate Governance & Financial Policy, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also been a visiting lecturer or visiting professor at other institutions in the UK and China. In 1998, he helped found Risk Management - an International Journal.
for more information contact us at: safety@euc.ac.cy


Παρασκευή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Οδηγός Κειμένου

Οδηγός Κειμένου για την «Ατζέντα της Ασφάλειας για την Κύπρο»

1.       Εισαγωγή

Θα ετοιμαστεί από τη Συντονιστική Επιτροπή

2.       Στόχοι για την Ασφάλεια της Κύπρου – Πρόταση Πολιτικής

Θα ετοιμαστεί από τη Συντονιστική Επιτροπή

3.       Ομάδες Εργασίας

Παρουσίαση των συμμετεχόντων στις ομάδες εργασίας και της διαδικασίας υιοθέτησης των εισηγήσεων

4.       Θεματικές Ενότητες – Στρατηγικές Προτεραιότητες

Πυροπροστασία / Πυρομηχανική

Α&Υ στην Εργασία

Α&Υ στις κατασκεύες

Προστασία Υποδομών


Χημικοί και Περιβαλλοντικοί Κίνδυνοι


Κάθε ομάδα σε λίγες γραμμές να παρουσιάσει τις θεματικές ενότητες που κάλυψε


5.       Για κάθε θεματική ενότητα

i)        Υφιστάμενη κατάσταση με αναφορά σε μετρήσιμα μεγέθη (ατυχήματα, ιστορία, γνωστές καταστροφές)

ii)       Όραμα για το μέλλον της Κύπρου στη συγκεκριμένη θεματική ενότητα (σύντομο και περιεκτικό)

iii)     Οδικός χάρτης (Συγκεκριμένες υλοποιήσιμες προτάσεις που μπορούν να μας φέρουν στην επόμενη μέρα.  Αλλαγή πολιτικής; Ενίσχυση έρευνας; Καλλιέργεια κουλτούρας; Κοκ) Λάβετε υπ όψιν όλους τους «actors» και πως μπορούν να λάβουν μέρος.


6.       Οριζόντιες θεματικές ενότητες

Σχόλια σχετικά με:

Εκτίμηση Κινδύνου

Επικοινωνία της Ασφάλειας στην Κοινωνία

Καλλιέργεια Κουλτούρας Ασφάλειας


7.       Συμπεράσματα
Θα ετοιμαστεί από τη Συντονιστική Επιτροπ

Special Issue in Risk Management, an International Journal with selected papers from the 2nd CSP Symposium in Man Made Disasters

Special Issue in Risk Management, a Journal of Risk, Crisis and Disaster (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/rm/index.html ) with selected papers from our forthcoming 2nd Cyprus Safety Platform Symposium in Man Made Disasters we have decided to extend the submission deadline to the 10th of January 2013


Please note that the Symposium will take place on Wednesday 30/01/2012.


Call for Papers: 2nd Cyprus Safety Platform Symposium in Man-made Catastrophes, EUC Cultural Center, Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday 30 January 2013.

Following the success of the inaugural, 1st Cyprus Safety Platform Symposium in Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Cyprus Safety Platform organises its 2nd Symposium on Man Made Catastrophes on 30th January 2013, in the Cultural Center of European University Cyprus, in Engkomi, Nicosia, Cyprus. 


Dr Alan Waring, a consultant and authoritative writer on major hazard risks, will deliver the Keynote Speech.


The impact of man-made catastrophes (e.g. mega-fires, explosions, environmental contamination, infrastructure damage etc) can have wider implications on social, economic, environmental levels. 


Researchers are encouraged to submit papers, posters, work-in-progress in the following areas:


  • Safety management and safety culture; the formal and informal structures and processes of managing major hazards
  • Major Hazards Risk assessment and risk management
  • Emergency preparedness and response, roles and responsibilities with emphasis on both site operator internal plans and facilities and State managed external services and their inter-working
  • Use of remote sensing & GIS before and during the catastrophe (hazards identification /monitoring/risk assessment: earthquake, floods, droughts, coastal erosion, landslides, air pollution-public health effects, coastal /inland water quality etc.)
  • Large Scale evacuation modelling and experimentation
  • Legislation and Funding: Mechanisms and Tools at both EU and Regional/National Levels for promoting, implementing and sustaining ‘Safety’ as well as research and innovation in the field
  • Explosions and their impact on structures
  • Post-mortem of catastrophes (Environmental Impact Assessment, Consequences to Biodiversity)


Participation in the Workshop is free of charge; arrangements for special prices have been made with local hotels for overseas participants. 


For further information and/or to submit your papers please contact the Organising Committee


·         Mr Pierantonios Papazoglou,                    Research Promotion Foundation

·         Dr Konstantinos Katzis,                              European University Cyprus

·         Mr Nicholas Paris,                                       Cyprus Civil Defence Department

·         Dr Tasoula Kyprianidou – Leontidou,      Department of Labour Inspection

·         Dr George Gregoriou,                                  University of Nicosia

·         Dr George Boustras,                                    European University Cyprus


at          and / or +357 22 713 157. 


Deadline for Submission of presentations and / or posters: 31/12/2012.


Τετάρτη, 8 Αυγούστου 2012

22nd February 2012, 1st Workshop of Cyprus Safety Platform, "Critical infrastructure Protection"

The launch of the Cyprus Safety Platform took place on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 in the Cultural Center of European University Cyprus in Egkomi, Nicosia.  10 Government Departments, the Cyprus Chamber of Engineers, the Cyprus Chamber of SME Owners, the Industrialist Federation, the Trade Unions, the Cyprus Health and Safety Association as well as professionals and business owners took part in the launch and the open discussion that followed. 

The Director of the Department of Labour Inspection Mr Leandros Nicolaides, the Commissioner of the Cyprus Civil Defense Ms Maria Papa as well as representatives of the associations and chambers supporting the Platform addressed the event. 

On Behalf of the Board of the Platform, Dr George Boustras, Director of  the Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) explained the aims of the Platform.  These can be summarized as:

  • Promotion of research on safety
  • Initiation of a two-way communication between social and professional bodies with academics to create a research agenda that responds to real problems
  • Transfer of existing knowledge and knowledge from future research projects from academia to social and professional bodies
  • Promotion of a safety culture in the society. 

The Cyprus Safety Platform during its life will serve as a "bridge" between industry, academic and research institutes and the state with the purpose of:

(a)          Providing a forum for the industry and society to reveal and discuss their safety problems and concerns. 

(b)          Creating a research agenda that focuses on the safety problems facing industry and society

(c)           Transferring knowledge and technology to society, industry and government, and

(d)          Assisting government bodies to take necessary measures to implement the findings and recommendations. 

Among the aims of the Cyprus Safety Platform will be to create the agenda for safety in Cyprus for the years to come.  For that reason 6 thematic groups – depicting the main problems currently – were initiated:

·         Fire Safety Engineering

·         H&S in the Construction Industry

·         H&S in the workplace

·         Noise Pollution

·         Critical Infrastructure Protection

·         Chemical and Environmental Risks

In addition to those 3 horizontal issues were defined:

·         Safety Culture

·         Risk Assessment

·         Safety Communication

The Cyprus Safety Platform aims to produce this policy document within a year and submit it to State and other organizations.

Another major aim of the Platform is to organize Workshops in order to bring together safety academics and practitioners as well as disseminate crucial knowledge to the public. The 1st One Day Workshop focused on Critical Infrastructure Protection.  The program of the Workshop:

  1. Keynote Speech “Critical Infrastructure Protection Overview” – Prof George Hadjisophocleous, Carleton University Canada
  2. Critical Infrastructure Protection – European Commission Initiatives on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection (Directive 114/2008) - Leventakis Georgios  MSc. – MBA (Hons.), Senior Advisor, Center for Security Studies, Ministry of Citizen Protection
  3. Prevention and Response to major security incidents in European Critical Infrastructures – Dr Athanasios Sfetsos, Environmental Research Laboratory (EREL), Institute of Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, NCSR Demokritos, Greece & Leventakis Georgios  MSc. – MBA (Hons.), Senior Advisor, Center for Security Studies, Ministry of Citizen Protection
  4. Analysis, Modeling and Optimization of Transportation Network Flows after a Major Emergency Incident – Dr Vangelis Katsaros, SOL, University of Thessaly, Greece & Dr G Boustras, CERISE, European University Cyprus
  5. Resistance to Fire-Induced Progressive Collapse in Critical Building Types: A New Design Approach - C. J. Walsh, Chair, CIB W14 Research WG IV: 'Structural Reliability & Fire-Induced Progressive Collapse'
  6. Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy and Practice in Cyprus – Mr Nikolas Paris, Cyprus Civil Defense
  7. Remote Sensing & GIS as a Tool for Managing Infrastructures: Emergency, Protection and Safety Applications  – Dr D.G. Hadjimitsis and Dr K Themistocleous, Cyprus University of Technology
  8. RHM – Registry of Hazardous Materials – Mr Angelos Kountouris, GM Cytacom Ltd
  9. Safety Culture in Critical Infrastructure – Dr Frank Guldenmund, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  10. Open Discussion

Poster Session

  • “Critical Infrastructure Security: A Step Beyond”, G. Bogdos, N. Zotos, M. Kardaris, C. Stergiopoulos, Future Intelligence Ltd, Greece
  • “Critical Infrastructure Protection in Slovakia”, Dvořák Z, Lusková M, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
  • “Integrated use of satellite remote sensing and hydraulic modeling for flood risk assessment at a catchment scale in Cyprus”, D.D. Alexakis, D.G. Hadjimitsis, A. Agapiou, K. Themistokleous,  Cyprus University of Technology, S. Michaelides, S. Pashiardis, F. Tymvios, Metereological Service of Cyprus, A. Retalis, National Observatory of Athens
  • “Air pollution monitoring from space in Cyprus”, A. Nisantzi, D. G. Hadjimitsis, A. Agapiou, K. Themistocleous , M. Panayiotou, Cyprus University of Technology,  S. Michaelides, F. Tymvios, D. Charalambous, Cyprus Meteorological Service , A. Retalis, , D. Paronis, National Observatory of Athens, S. Perdikou, Frederick Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • “Monitoring Urban Expansion in the vicinity of archaeological sites of Cyprus”, A. Agapiou, D.G. Hadjimitsis, D.D. Alexakis, K. Themistokleous,  Cyprus University of Technology

Cyprus Safety Platform

Every day accidents and disasters occur on a small or large scale. These events may have short, medium and long-term impacts on individuals, groups, or the society as a whole. 

A common feature of these accidents and disasters is the lack of knowledge of the conditions that may initiate them and their potential impact on life safety, property and the environment.  This knowledge is essential in developing measures to minimize the probability of their initiation and also to mitigate their damages. 

For this reason we propose the creation of the Safety Platform to:

·         Promote research on safety

·         Initiate a two-way communication between social and professional bodies with academics to create a research agenda that responds to real problems

·         Transfer of existing knowledge and knowledge from future research projects from academia to social and professional bodies

·         Promote a safety culture in the society. 

The areas of interest of the Safety Platform are multidimensional as is the science of safety. It includes:

·         Safety and health of workers (physical and psychological),

·         Safety in the built environment during the design, construction and use phases,

·         Protection of the environment from chemical and other hazards

·         Proper use of safety technologies

·         Study of the socio-economic impact of accidents and disasters

The safety platform during its life will serve as a "bridge" between industry, academic and research institutes and the state with the purpose of:

(a)  Providing a forum for the industry and society to reveal and discuss their safety problems and concerns. 

(b)  Creating a research agenda that focuses on the safety problems facing industry and society

(c)  Transferring knowledge and technology to society, industry and government, and

(d)  Assisting government bodies to take necessary measures to implement the findings and recommendations. 

Κυπριακή Πλατφόρμα Ασφαλείας - Cyprus Safety Platform

Κυπριακή Πλατφόρμα Ασφαλείας  - Cyprus Safety Platform

Για ποιο λόγο δημιουργείται;

Καθημερινά συμβαίνουν ατυχήματα και καταστροφές μικρής ή μεγάλης κλίμακας. Τα γεγονότα αυτά μπορούν να έχουν βραχυπρόθεσμες, μεσοπρόθεσμες και μακροπρόθεσμες συνέπειες οι οποίες μπορεί να είναι ατομικές, συλλογικές ή και κοινωνικές 

Ένα κοινό χαρακτηριστικό αυτών των ατυχημάτων και καταστροφών είναι η έλλειψη γνώσης των συνθηκών που συμβάλουν στην έναρξη των και γνώσης των πιθανών επιπτώσεων στην ασφάλεια της ζωής, της περιουσίας και του περιβάλλοντος. Αυτή η γνώση είναι απαραίτητη για την ανάπτυξη μέτρων για την ελαχιστοποίηση της πιθανότητας έναρξης τους, αλλά και για τον περιορισμό των ζημιών τους.

Σκοπός δημιουργίας της Πλατφόρμας:

      Την προώθηση της έρευνας στον τομέα της ασφάλειας

      Την έναρξη μιας αμφίδρομης επικοινωνίας μεταξύ κοινωνικών και επαγγελματικών φορέων με τους ακαδημαϊκούς φορείς με σκοπό τη δημιουργία μιας ερευνητικής ατζέντας που θα ανταποκρίνεται στα υπαρκτά προβλήματα

      Την μεταφορά της υπάρχουσας γνώσης και της γνώσης από τα μελλοντικά ερευνητικά προγράμματα απο τα ακαδημαϊκά ιδρύματα προς τους κοινωνικούς και επαγγελματικούς φορείς

      Την προώθηση μιας κουλτούρας ασφάλειας στην κοινωνία.

Τομείς ενδιαφέροντος της Πλατφόρμας:

Οι τομείς ενδιαφέροντος της πλατφόρμας ασφάλειας είναι πολυδιάστατοι όπως είναι και η επιστήμη της ασφάλειας. Περιλαμβάνει τα ακόλουθα:

      Ασφάλεια και υγεία των εργαζομένων (φυσική και ψυχολογική),

      Ασφάλεια στο δομημένο περιβάλλον κατά τα στάδια σχεδιασμού, κατασκευής και χρήσης,

      Προστασία του περιβάλλοντος από χημικούς και άλλους κινδύνους

      Σωστή χρήση της τεχνολογίας στον τομέα της ασφάλειας,

      Μελέτη των κοινωνικο-οικονομικών επιπτώσεων των ατυχημάτων και των καταστροφών. 

Πρακτικά τι θα κάνει η Πλατφόρμα;

Η πλατφόρμα ασφάλειας κατά τη διάρκεια της ζωής της θα λειτουργήσει ως «γέφυρα επικοινωνίας» μεταξύ της βιομηχανίας, ακαδημαϊκών και ερευνητικών ιδρυμάτων και του κράτους με σκοπό την:

α)         την παροχή βήματος επικοινωνίας στην βιομηχανία και την κοινωνία για να συζητήσουν τα προβλήματα ασφαλείας και τις ανησυχίες τους,

β)         την δημιουργία ερευνητικής ατζέντας που θα εστιάζει στα προβλήματα ασφαλείας που αντιμετωπίζει η βιομηχανία και η κοινωνία

γ)         τη μεταφορά γνώσης και τεχνολογίας στην κοινωνία, τη βιομηχανία και την κυβέρνηση, και

δ)         την παροχή βοήθειας στους κρατικούς φορείς για να λάβουν τα αναγκαία μέτρα για την εφαρμογή των πορισμάτων και συστάσεων. 

Εκπροσώπηση της Πλατφόρμας:

Η Πλατφόρμα Ασφάλειας αποτελεί πρωτοβουλία εκπροσώπων του επιχειρηματικού, επιστημονικού και επαγγελματικού κόσμου και εκπροσωπείται (με αλφαβητική σειρά) από τους:

·         Δρ Γιώργος Γρηγορίου (Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας)

·         Δρ. Ιωάννου Ιωάννης (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου)

·         Δρ. Κυπριανίδου - Λεοντίδου Τασούλα (ΕΤΕΚ)

·         Δρ. Μιχαηλίδης Αλέξανδρος (ΤΑΛΩΣ Λτδ)

·         Δρ. Μπούστρας Γιώργος (Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου)

·         Καθ. Πέτρου Μιχάλης  (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου)

·         Δρ. Φυρίλας Μάριος (Πανεπιστήμιο Φρέντερικ)

·         Δρ. Χατζημιτσής Διόφαντος (Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου)
·         Θεοφίλου Τάκης (Σύνδεσμος Ασφάλειας και Υγείας Κύπρου)

Ποιοι Υποστηρίζουν την Πλατφόρμα;

·         16 Κυβερνητικά Τμήματα

·         5 Πανεπιστήμια

·         2 Ημικρατικοί Οργανισμοί

·         8 Επιμελητήρια και Σύνδεσμοι

·         Δεκάδες ΜΜΕ

Η Κυπριακή Πλατφόρμα Ασφάλειας είναι ενταγμένη στην Ευρωπαϊκή Πλατφόρμα Ασφάλειας ETPIS (http://www.industrialsafety-tp.org/ )

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την Πλατφόρμα:  Δρ Γιώργος Μπούστρας, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής Ευρωπαϊκού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, Διευθυντής CERISE Center for Risk and Safety in the Environment, g.boustras@euc.ac.cy , 22 – 713 157.