Fundamentals of Process Safety Management - May

Date From: 21 May 2018
Date To: 25 May 2018
Location: South Africa
Description: Intensive course providing an understanding of the key principles of process safety and it's management.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Boksburg, South Africa
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Rod Prior
Contact Phone: +27 (0)82 554 0010
Contact Email:

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Alternative date

5-9 November 2018, Boksburg, South Africa


This IChemE flagship process safety course is essential for anyone who is involved in the design, modification, operation and maintenance of a major hazard or process plant and references the framework of the IChemE Safety Centre: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture. 

Process safety incidents constantly highlight the importance of having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation. This must include staff at all levels from board members through engineers and other technical staff to plant and shift managers and supervisors. This intensive course covers the fundamentals and aims to provide an understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management.

Learning outcomes

  • understand the key principles of process safety and its management
  • understand the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  • be aware of and understand the key factors influencing the basis for process safety
  • understand the hazards associated with process plant and how the risks can be controlled
  • understand the key process safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of process plant
  • understand the interdependence and the need for overall organisational process safety management capability 
  • understand how to acquire further knowledge and understanding of process safety management


An end-of-course assessment is included. Delegates who successfully complete the assessment will receive an IChemE pass certificate in the Fundamentals of Process Safety Management.

Course outline

The course has interactive workshops, case studies and theory covering core areas of a process safety framework.

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Who will benefit

  • managers, supervisors, engineers, safety personnel, and others involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of major hazard or other process plant
  • graduates, chemical and other engineers en-route to achieving Chartered status
  • anyone who would like to develop an understanding of process safety
  • professionals who want to expand their knowledge of process safety


IChemE/SAIChE member: R14500
Non-member: R15000

Course presenters

Rod Prior, MIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer, SHExcellence

Rod is a chemical engineer and a Professional Process Safety Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the process industries, including production, commission and health and safety management. Rod was instrumental in introducing PSM concepts into South Africa in 2004. He co-presented the first IChemE course in August 2010.

SAIChE CPD accredited course
This course has 4 award credits, reference number SAIChE-CPD-142 

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).