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Tour and Workshop Information

In-person delegates can extend their experience by booking onto our workshop or tour.

Safety Workshop for Refineries and Laboratories

An interactive workshop will be held from 09:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday 15 March, where several short presentations on various safety topics will be given. Participants can ask questions and discuss the issues being presented and pose questions to the group on issues of interest. Join us to see what the current trends and issues are for safety in precious metal refineries and laboratories.

Speakers and sessions are as follows:

  • Michael W. Hinds, Ph.D. (MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc.) and Neil Harby (LBMA): Introduction and Observations on Safety Practices in the Industry

  • Michael Koch (Perth Mint Refinery): Safety in the Design of Our New Laboratory Facility

  • Stephen James (Johnson Matthey): Managing the Risk of PGM Fire

  • Leo Simpson (Metalor USA): Hiding In Plain Sight...

  • Rob Sargent and Charles Daoust (Royal Canadian Mint): Proactive Health & Safety; Engaging Your Workforce

  • Terance Nkosi (Rand Refinery): Safety Culture Transformation

Attendance will be charged at £70.00 + VAT per person for either event.

You can book onto the workshop during the registration process. 


Bureau Veritas Commodities Tour

The Bureau Veritas Commodities Tour, to be held from 8:30 to 15:00 on Wednesday 15 March, provides an opportunity to cover all aspects of Bureau Veritas' analytical work and methods (e.g. XRF, Fire assay, ICP with a focus on the precious metals). The tour will follow the process from sample receipt right through to final results to show delegates the lab controls and step by step processes that Bureau Veritas use to get the most accurate results on each sample received. There will be a short introduction to the company and Q&A’s during the tour with the lab personnel.

The tour scheduled for Wednesday, 15th March is now fully booked. If you would like to be included on the waitlist, please contact and a member of our team will be in touch.

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