Inherent Safety in Design and Operation Development

Date From: 20 November 2018
Date To: 21 November 2018
Location: Australia
Description: Understand the potential benefits to health and safety, process efficiency, the environment, and profitability resulting from inherently safer design and operations in new and existing process plants.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Melbourne, Australia
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Natalie Graser
Contact Phone: +61 (0)3 9642 4494
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Significant resources are invested in the daily management, control and mitigation of risks in the chemical and process industries. However, significant benefits and efficiencies can be achieved by promoting, understanding and creating a more inherently safer working environment for new and existing facilities.

This new course from IChemE provides a greater understanding of inherent safety including the main principles, tools and measures for a safer, efficient and more profitable plant and operations. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • recognise avoiding or reducing hazards is inherently safer than controlling them
  • identify the principles of inherent safety
  • have skills to promote an inherent safety message throughout organisations
  • be able to measure inherent safety
  • understand inherent safety is not absolute

Who will benefit

  • staff responsible for design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction and installation of plant
  • plant/process operators including maintenance functions
  • process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists
  • environmental engineers
  • chemical engineers working towards Chartered status 
  • those working towards the Professional Process Safety Engineers status

Course outline

  • what is inherent safety
  • principles and applications of inherent safety
  • inherently safer design process
  • tools for inherent safety evaluation
  • benefits of inherent safer design
  • resolving inherent safety issues


  • IChemE member: AUD$2640 (inc. GST)
  • Non member: AUD$3080 (inc. GST)


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places - 5% discount
  • 3 places - 10% discount
  • 4 or more places - 15% discount


Multiple places must be booked at the same time to qualify.

Course presenter

Simon Casey, MEng ACGI MIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer

Simon Casey has twenty years’ experience as a risk and safety consultant in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, transport, environment and utilities industries, following an earlier career as an offshore Production/Petroleum Engineer for BP Exploration. He is experienced in Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Assessment techniques and in Safety Cases for both offshore facilities and onshore Major Hazard Facilities.

Simon's specialist skills include Audit, Incident Investigation, Process Improvement, Project Risk Management, Decision/Options Analysis and Systems Development.

He was invited by IChemE to be one of the first registered Professional Process Safety Engineers in Australia and to be an assessor of senior process safety practitioners.

Duration for CPD recording purposes: up to 12 hours

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