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Hazard Identification Techniques

Location Rugby, UK

Date 26th November 2019

Duration 2 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12

Price IChemE member £850 + VAT, Non-member £1000 + VAT

Overview

Hazard identification requires a systematic and methodical approach to ensure all risks are recognised, prioritised and managed.

This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to prevent and protect against the effects of process safety incidents. You will explore a range of hazard identification techniques, their advantages, limitations and when to apply them.

The course features a variety of learning methods, including workshops, practical exercises, case studies and video. It can also contribute to satisfying the 'Hazard Identification' competence of your application to become a 'Professional Process Safety Engineer'. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand: 

  • the principles of key hazard identification techniques such as inherent safety study, HAZID, HAZOP and FMECA
  • how to select appropriate techniques for different situations, scenarios and stages in the project lifecycle
  • the advantages and limitations of each technique 
  • when and how to use risk assessment as part of hazard identification, including LOPA.

Who will benefit

Suitable for anyone responsible for the design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction, installation and modification of plant. It will also benefit plant/process operators, process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists.  

Course outline

  • hazard identification through the process lifecycle
  • inherent safety study
  • concept and preliminary Hazard Analysis (HAZID)
  • the HAZOP technique (continuous, batch and procedural)
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Helen Fennell

Trainer

Helen Fennell

Helen Fennell graduated in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1997. Since then she has had roles across Operations, Design, Commissioning and Process safety, including senior technical authority roles in Process Safety Management. She has worked across diverse industries including utility systems, onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, reforming, high hazard installations, cryogenics and novel processes.

Helen has a proven track record of delivering engineering solutions to ensure risks on both greenfield and brownfield projects are ALARP against a backdrop of aggressive schedules and regulatory compliance criteria. Project values range from US$20 Billion down to small discrete studies for operating facilities.

In 2014, Helen set up Inherent Safety Consulting Limited to provide specialist process safety services including process safety studies and hazard review chairmanship. She is an experienced hazard review chairman with over 80 hazard reviews chaired, including What-If, HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, ALARP, SIMOPS and WEHRA.

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