Hazard Identification Techniques

Date From: 26 November 2018
Date To: 27 November 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Learn key techniques and methods to prevent and protect employees from injuries and ill health, plus minimise loss to property, environment and efficient production.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: IChemE, Rugby, UK
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses Department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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Hazard Identification Techniques

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Hazard identification requires a systematic and methodical approach to ensure all risks are recognised, prioritised and managed.

This course provides the skills and knowledge to prevent and protect against the effects of process safety incidents. It introduces the most important hazard identification techniques, their advantages and disadvantages, and when to apply them.

Delivered using a variety of learning methods, the course features workshops, practical exercises, case studies and video.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand: 

  • the principles of key hazard identification techniques such as inherent safety study, HAZID, HAZOP and FMECA
  • how to select appropriate techniques for different situations, scenarios and stages in the project lifecycle
  • the advantages and limitations of each technique 
  • when and how to use risk assessment as part of hazard identification, including LOPA

Who will benefit

Suitable for anyone responsible for the design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction, installation and modification of plant. It will also benefit plant/process operators, including maintenance functions, process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists.  

Course outline

  • introduction
  • hazard identification through the process lifecycle
  • inherent safety
  • concept and preliminary Hazard Analysis (HAZID)
  • the HAZOP technique (continuous, batch and procedural)
  • continuous HAZOP exercise
  • batch HAZOP exercise
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Layers of Protection Analysis
  • further analysis techniques
  • closing discussion


IChemE member: £850 + VAT
Non member: £1000 + VAT

Course presenter

Phil Eames, FIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer, consultant

Phil graduated in chemical engineering from Leeds University in 1982 and worked in Procter & Gamble’s European R&D Division as a process development engineer before joining the Seal Sands Chemical Company in 1987 and then ICI Acrylics at Billingham in 1988.

Phil worked initially as a process engineer but then moved into plant management and eventually into the role of site Safety Health & Environmental Manager in 1993. From there he became ICI Acrylics’ European SHE Manager in 1996 and then Global SHE Manager in 1998, a position he held for 10 years, during which time the company changed ownership and became Lucite International.

Phil joined ABB Consulting in 2008 and is involved in process safety management consulting including work across most sectors of the process industries including oil and gas, (petro) chemicals, pharmaceuticals and power generation. Phil now works as an independent freelance process safety consultant.

Phil has extensive experience in process safety management world-wide. This includes the development, application and auditing of PSM systems; the development of assurance processes and process safety performance reporting; process hazard analysis including extensive experience as a HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA facilitator; the development of COMAH Safety Reports and the investigation of process safety incidents including fires, toxic exposures and environmental releases.

12 hour CPDDuration for CPD recording purposes: up to 12 hours.

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