HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Online | Face-to-Face | In-company


This course provides practical training in the HAZOP technique for study team members and those new to team leadership. Alongside presentations covering all the essential aspects of the method, you will participate in workshops using the HAZOP methodology for continuing processes, sequential operations and computer-controlled plant. You will also learn more about the relationship between HAZOP and other hazard identification methods and hazard studies.

Much of the course is dedicated to group work on realistic HAZOP studies, giving team leaders and team members practical experience in their respective roles.

Examples are drawn from a range of industry sectors and typical reports are also provided. You can also take part in discussion and analysis sessions to identify strengths, weaknesses and learning points from the case studies.

If you have little or limited experience as a HAZOP team member, you should register for the course as a team member. Experienced team members, those new to team leadership, and leaders in need of a refresher, should register as a team leader.

Course outline

  • The HAZOP technique
  • Developing hazardous scenarios
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Human factors
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Learning outcomes

Team leaders will learn:

  • how to be a good leader, emphasised by practice and reviews
  • how to manage HAZOP studies
  • the importance of pre-study preparation
  • how to work effectively with the team secretary and the team members.

Team members will learn:

  • how HAZOP study works
  • the role and responsibilities of a team member
  • how to become a valuable team member.

Who will benefit

  • New HAZOP team leaders
  • New HAZOP team members
  • Experienced HAZOP team members moving on to team leadership
  • Engineers and other technical personnel new to HAZOP
  • Anyone with safety/project management responsibilities

Previous delegates said

"The exercises gave us a great chance to participate in the different variety of HAZOP studies and provided great experience for both newcomers to HAZOP and experienced members."
C McDermott, Booth Welsh, UK

"The course director was knowledgeable and delivered the course well. The group exercises were an enjoyable way to learn and practise HAZOP."
R Davis, PBL Ltd

"A very concise overview of HAZOP. Good levels of detail from a technical perspective and plenty of relevant information on the broader aspects of HAZOP."
P Henry, Victrex, UK

"The course content was exactly what I was looking for with plenty of practical exercises."
K Malone, CP Kelco, UK

Upcoming courses


Online courses consist of three live and interactive modules with the trainer on the dates indicated together with pre-recorded video content for independent study alongside the live sessions.

From 31 March 2023

  • Module 1 – 31 March 2023, 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT / 12:00–15:00 AEST / 15:00–18:00 NZDT 
  • Module 2 – 3 April 2023, 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT / 12:00–15:00 AEST / 14:00–17:00 NZST
  • Module 3 – 5 April 2023, 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT / 12:00–15:00 AEST / 14:00–17:00 NZST

From 5 July 2023

  • Module 1 – 5 July 2023, 14:00–17:00 BST
  • Module 2 – 10 July 2023, 14:00–17:00 BST
  • Module 3 – 12 July 2023, 14:00–17:00 BST

Live sessions are delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training.


  • 16–18 May 2023, Manchester, UK
  • 25–27 September 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Not available then?

Register your interest in alternative dates.

How to register

Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of this page.

More than one person to train?

Multi-place discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

CPD hours

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend the whole course to receive the certificate. 

In the case of online courses, CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Associated course

HAZOP Leadership and Management

Explore best practice in HAZOP leadership and management.

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