Process Safety Awareness

Date From: 01 November 2017
Date To: 02 November 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Will benefit those who do not expect to have direct line responsibility for process safety but whose activities influence the process safety performance of their organisation.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Rugby, UK
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses dept
Contact Phone: +44 (0) 1788 534431
Contact Email:

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Recent and historical incidents have highlighted the importance of having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation. This course, developed for those who are not in a process safety line management position but whose activities influence the process safety performance of their organisation. This can include staff engaged in corporate, R&D, commercial, HR and IT activities.

This course will provide a broad understanding of the tools and problem-solving techniques used in process safety.

Learning outcomes

  • understand what process safety is and the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  • have applied a simple model for analysing process safety incidents
  • have a broad understanding of process safety hazards and risk
  • learn how process safety management is organised and what are the elements of a modern process safety management system
  • understand your role in promoting process safety

Who will benefit

  • anyone involved in a role which does not have direct line responsibility for process safety
  • anyone who would like to develop a broad understanding of process safety

Course outline

  • importance of process safety
  • a model for process safety incidents
  • key hazards
  • hazard identification and risk assessment techniques
  • risk tolerability
  • process safety in design
  • asset integrity
  • legal framework
  • management systems and continuous improvement
  • management of change
  • monitoring and assurance
  • human factors
  • safety culture and leadership


IChemE member - £800 + VAT
Non member - £1000 + VAT

Course presenters

Andrew Hudson, MIChemE, Hudson Consultants

Andrew is Chartered chemical engineer with chemical plant/production management background. He has specialised in the last 20 years in safety and environmental management.

Andrew acquired a wide range of experience in industry sectors of oil refinery, fibre manufacture and inorganic chemical production and I have held positions in engineering, technical and management functions. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a record of achievement at each stage. He has a strong practical background in both the design and application of process safety management systems in a variety of industries, with his skills predominantly lie in providing practical solutions to SHE related issues.

Mark Yates, FIChemE, Integrity Engineering Oil and Gas

Mark has twenty years experience in the area of process safety, environmental engineering and technical management which has included international onshore and offshore projects and operational assets including the North Sea, Australia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Brunei, South Africa, Russia, Middle East, United States and Iran.

He has six years experience as process safety manager and technical authority for a FTSE 100 company. Upstream project experience ranges from feasibility and conceptual studies, design selection processes through to front end engineering design (FEED), detailed design and brownfield modifications.

Process safety consultant to operators both onshore and offshore facilities in the UKCS and the Middle East which includes support to drilling departments; SIMOPS considerations; establishing and maintaining written verification schemes; well examination schemes; fracking and well test operations and normal offshore operations. International due diligence experience has covered both onshore and offshore assets worldwide.

He is presently leading a rolling audit program of a major drilling contractor offshore UKCS to assess the HS&E management system to manage their UK drilling activities, with emphasis on the adequacy and implementation of lessons learnt; competence and training; SIMOPS; HSE leadership; planned maintenance (PM); routines of safety critical equipment (such as BOP’s) and the works instruction process.

CPD Recording Information

13.75 CPDDuration (for CPD recording purposes): up to 13.75 hours

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