Process Safety Awareness

Date From: 21 November 2018
Date To: 22 November 2018
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: London, UK
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses dept
Contact Phone: +44 (0) 1788 534496
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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 presenter

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.

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