The decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of products and structures at the end of their life creates many safety challenges across countless industries worldwide, from medical waste disposal to the decommissioning of offshore structures. When mismanaged, end of life products and structures can be hazardous and extremely harmful to people and the environment. The associated safety challenges are often displaced to parts of the world least able to manage them.
The Engineering X Safer End of Engineered Life mission (£5million, 5 years) seeks to address these challenges and improve safety globally by improving existing waste management practices and supporting design-for-waste principles and safer, more sustainable waste policies in the longer term.
The programme is governed through a board chaired by William Powrie FREng, Professor and former Dean of Engineering at the University of Southampton.
- To understand and apply practical interventions to improve safety at end of engineered life
- To build an international community of evidence, knowledge and good practice across national and sectorial boundaries for the improvement of safety in end of engineered life
- To raise awareness and broader understanding of these issues
Find out more about our programmes and workshops below.
Safer decommissioning of Offshore structures and Ships
Open Burning of Waste
The Safer End of Engineered Life mission seeks to raise this critical issue of open burning on the global agenda
Global review on Safer End of Engineered Life
Safer End of Engineered Life Champions
Find out more about our Safer End of Engineered Life Champions