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Fundamentals of Process Safety

Location Reading, UK

Date 12th October 2020

Duration 5 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 34

Price IChemE member £2200 + VAT, non-member £2400 + VAT

Overview

This IChemE flagship process safety training 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 management framework built on six functional areas or pillars developed by the IChemE Safety Centre.

The course functional pillars are:

  • 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.

We are celebrating 10 years since the first Fundamentals of Process Safety training course took place. Take a look at how the course was developed and how it has evolved since >>

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key principles of process safety and its management
  • Understand the consequences of poor process safety (human, environmental and business consequences)
  • Be aware of the key factors influencing the basis of process safety
  • Understand the hazards associated with a process plant and how the risks can be controlled
  • Understand the key process safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of a process plant from conceptual design through to operation, maintenance and modification
  • Understand the interdependence and the need for overall organisation 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.

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

Course outline

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

View the daily course outline >>

Course presenters

Our pool of expert trainers have worked in many industries, such as: oil and gas, offshore, refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food processing, utilities, gas distribution, energy, power generation and in some case with government regulators. This makes them ideally placed to deliver the course to delegates coming from a range of industries and encourage cross-sector learning.

Discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places - 5% discount
  • 3 places - 10% discount
  • 4 or more places - 15% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Peter Neal

Trainer

Peter Neal

Premier Associates

Peter is a UK registered Chartered Engineer who has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked in design; projects; operations; asset integrity; corporate strategy and for the last 15 years specialising in process safety and leadership consulting.

Peter has good experience: developing and improving safety management systems, safety strategy development, training, safety leadership coaching and development, HAZOPS, HAZIDS, management system and technical integrity audits, project HSE reviews, process safety reviews and provision of safety consultancy advice.

His career started in UK offshore and onshore hazardous industries, however he has worked in Kazakhstan, Canada, France, Iran, Holland and Austria for extended periods with assignments in Russia, USA, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, Romania, New Zealand, Italy, Iraq, UAE, Norway, Libya and Tunisia.

Peter was an offshore Installation manager with a major North Sea operator and fully understands operational demands. He was seconded for three years to the UK Health and Safety Executive in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster to provide industry input during the creation of the new offshore safety regulatory regime in the North Sea.

He graduated with distinction from the MSc in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at University of Sheffield and is a visiting lecturer on the same course. Peter also lectures on process safety at Aston University, Birmingham.

Peter co-founded Premier Safety Associates in 1997 and is responsible for operational delivery for all their world class process safety and risk management consultancy projects.


Ken Patterson

Trainer

Ken Patterson

Originally an industrial chemist with experience of both lab work and plant operation, Ken joined HSE in 1986 as a specialist inspector, dealing with process safety. He worked as a field inspector across the North of England and spent periods in HSE headquarters, in major hazards and operational research.  He moved to Hickson & Welch in 1994, after the company’s major accident, as their Health and Safety Manager. He recently retired from Synthomer plc, an international polymer group with 20 manufacturing sites from the UK to Vietnam, where he was Group Risk and SHE manager.

Ken was a member of the working group which wrote IChemE’s “Fundamentals of Process Safety” course and has taught the course a number of times. He chaired the working group which produced the revised third edition of the CIA’s Occupied Buildings guidance and is a member of the UK Chemical Weapons Convention Advisory Committee. In 2012 he was awarded the Franklin Medal by IChemE for his work in process safety.

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