An intensive professional development training course on

Risk Based Process Safety Management

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This course will be an interesting venture into understanding Control Measures as “Barriers” and relating this back to Risk Assessment, Accident causation and Accident Prevention. This is achieved through a series of case studies and syndicate exercises. The course will help you to understand the role of people in causing incidents and also in mitigating the effects of failure and in preventing incidents.

The course is interactive and builds on some simple concepts and models to give delegates the confidence to bring about changes and improvements in their workplace.

This course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to successfully analyse new and existing risk control measures and conduct effective incident analysis. The course will show delegates how they can evaluate, determine and implement effective risk control measures to prevent serious incident occurring and/or re-occurring.

In course will feature:

  • Syndicate exercises in risk assessment
  • Understanding how accident have happened and continue to happen
  • Developing the risk assessment into accident prevention
  • Developing case studies into proactive safety management


What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of the risk assessment process.
  • Identify & understand the “Barrier” concept for accident prevention.
  • Relate the “Barrier” concept to plant, process and task.
  • Apply & introduce methods to reduce the potential for process safety incidents.
  • Identify & implement the introduction of proactive health and safety techniques.


Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Personnel responsible for process safety including HSE Inspectors
  • Those with responsibilities for risk assessments and for safety management
  • Production, process, maintenance, and HSE personnel
  • Safety Team Leaders & personnel and Health & Safety Champions


How will this be Presented?

This course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes: Tutor led instruction sessions, syndicate exercises, video case studies and discussions. Delegates will take part in topic exercises, case studies and the practical course.


The Course Content

Day One: Risk Assessment Principles
  • Health and Safety: what drives you?
  • Risk Assessment Principles: case study and syndicate sessions
  • ISO 31000: International Risk Management Standard
  • Risk Evaluation Process and introduction to Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Management Control Systems (Health and Safety)
  • Control Measures and “Barriers” to harm in Health and Safety
  • Bow Tie Method and Risk Assessment
Day Two: Accident Causation and “Barriers”
  • Accident Causation and how “Barriers” are defeated
  • Major Accidents and how they happened (Part 1)
    • Pipelines - time line to disaster
    • Fatal incidents involving contractors
  • Major Accidents and how they happened (Part 2)
    • PVC monomer safety fire and explosion
    • Propylene Fire and Explosion
Day Three: Accident Causation and Accident/Incident Analysis
  • Major Accidents and how they happened (Part 3)
    • Reactive Hazards Explosions
    • A serious Ethylene Oxide Explosion
    • A major oil refinery fire and explosion
  • Accident and Incident Analysis
    • Investigation tools and procedures
  • Have we learned the lessons?
Day Four: Human Factors and Process Safety
  • Human Factors
  • How we perceive things correctly and incorrectly
  • Why people make Safety Errors
  • Why people make Safety Violations
  • Reducing the potential for Safety Errors and Violation
  • Have we learned the lessons?
Day Five: Process Safety Tools
  • Developing a Positive Health and Safety Culture
  • Permit to Work Systems
  • Managing Changes
  • Reactive and Proactive Monitoring
  • Implementing Active Monitoring
  • Safer Plant and Processes
  • Key Points Summary

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course.


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