Fundamentals of Process Safety

Location Brisbane, Australia

Date 17th June 2019

Duration 5 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 34

Price IChemE member $3565 (inc GST), Non-member $4090 (inc GST)


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 process plant and how the risks can be controlled
  • understand the key process safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of 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.

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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 are available to companies booking more than one place:

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

Contact Phone +61 (03) 9642 4494

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Lex Seto


Lex Seto

Keil Centre

Lex Seto, BE (chemical) and MBA (Technology Management), has over 25 years’ experience in operations management and project management in the fertiliser, explosives, and chemical industries. Lex has had a further 15 years assisting these and others including upstream and downstream oil and gas industries and the mining industry.

Lex’s major support emphases for both large and small organisations are in process safety in both design and operations, and in project risk.

Garry Law,CEng, FIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer


Garry Law,CEng, FIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer

Technical Safety Consultants

Garry has over 20 years of experience in plant operations, project design, process safety, functional safety, major hazard safety assessment, onshore and offshore safety cases, risk assessment and loss prevention engineering. This includes working as a process and safety engineer for several international O&G operators at oil refineries, gas plants and offshore platforms and as Principal Engineer for design projects in Australia, UK, India, Africa, PNG, S.E Asia and Russia.

His current focus is on Technical Safety Engineering and Formal Safety Assessments involving a range of studies from Design Concept to commissioning and operations, for example, HAZID and HAZOP, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments including Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), ALARP Demonstration, Management Of Change (MOC), Bowtie/Performance Standards, Fire Protection Systems and Process Safety Performance Metrics.

He is a strong advocate for inherently safer designs through early hazard identification, risk assessment, “optioneering” and ALARP justification.

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