Six Pillars of Process Safety Online Training Series

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Location: Worldwide
Description: This new online training programme explores the six pillars of process safety: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534431
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This new online training programme explores the six pillars of process safety: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture.

These areas break down aspects of an organisation's business, within each system for leadership, management and action. For complete management of process safety, it is vital to ensure there is high level leadership and commitment across all 6 functional areas.

Each one-hour module will be led by IChemE Safety Centre Director, Trish Kerin and other IChemE Safety Centre staff who will investigate best practice and latest thinking on each topic, before presenting practical, applicable recommendations and next actions you can apply within your own organisation, regardless of sector or job level. Live sessions will also include a Q&A at the end of the training.

Each session is effective as a stand-alone training session or as part of a modular programme.

Special note: Recordings are available if you can't make or miss a session.

What's included in the series?

  • six 60-minute sessions
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • six digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes 

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

Module 1: Knowledge and competence

Module 2: Engineering and design

Module 3: Systems and procedures

Module 4: Assurance

Module 5: Human factors

Module 6: Culture

Online training schedule - each module approximately 60 minutes

Module 1 - 8 November 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 2 - 15 November 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 3 - 22 November 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 4 - 29 November 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 5 - 6 December 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Module 6 - 13 December 2017 - 09:00 GMT


Single module: £99 + VAT (available as recordings)

Full course (6 modules): £349 + VAT (available as recordings)


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 

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You are advised to join the online training session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.


Trish Kerin, Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)

After graduating with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in project management, operational and safety roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries. Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on advisory committee roles with the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA), WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to Safe Work Australia.

Trish currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee. Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She holds a diploma of OHS is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).

Recent awards include the Engineers Australia – John A Brodie Medal – for best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency.

CPD Recording InformationFour hours CPD

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): 1 hour per module

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

New CPD verification process from 2017. IChemE (in line with Engineering Council requirements) will be checking a random sample of Chartered Members’ and Fellows’ CPD records. More details online.

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