HAZOP Leadership and Management

Location Perth, Australia

Date 5th May 2020

Duration 3 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Price IChemE member $3515 (inc GST), non-member $4040 (inc GST)


This course explores best practice in HAZOP leadership and management. You will learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programmes more effectively. You will also learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution. 

Case studies will allow you to undertake a range of project team roles and provide the opportunity to guide a team through the HAZOP process.

Certificates will be issued to candidates that pass an end-of-course assessment (certification does not act as IChemE HAZOP leader accreditation/endorsement). You will also receive a copy of the IChemE book HAZOP: A Guide to Best Practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand how to: 

  • prepare for a HAZOP study meeting and programme – including defining the scope of the study and choosing the team
  • choose nodes (parts of the drawings or operation for HAZOP study)
  • estimate the programme requirements for the successful completion of a study
  • use facilitation techniques to motivate the team and keep them on task
  • avoid common problems encountered during study meetings, including challenging behaviours
  • formulate the HAZOP study report
  • understand the team leader’s role in the implementation of recommendations and the management of the process.

Who will benefit

This course is for individuals experienced in the HAZOP technique who are required to lead HAZOP studies. It will also benefit process safety engineers, loss prevention specialists, production engineers, process design engineers, project engineers, process programmers and instrument control engineers.

Course outline

  • Planning a HAZOP programme
  • Node identification and time estimation
  • Preparation of the event
  • Recording style, skills and development of recommendations
  • HAZOP meeting facilitation
  • Team dynamics
  • Leadership through the study
  • Development of the final report and action management


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 +61 (03) 9642 4494

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Iain Murray, MIChemE


Iain Murray, MIChemE

Amec Foster Wheeler

Iain is a chartered engineer and has significant management experience in Construction (gas pipelines) LNG and refining sectors and operational and general management. His passion and priorities for Process Safety and Risk Management has been a distinguishing aspect of his management approach. Iain led the Operations function of Operability, Reliability and Maintainability project - Chevrons Wheatstone Upstream. Iain was Project Director for Safety Case at Oji Fibre Solutions for two Pulp and Paper Mills in New Zealand and developed 14-element SMS, updated emergency management and production of safety case document for WorkSafe NZ. He is currently working with a large NZ corporation in Hazard ID, Risk Assessment and SCE management.
Iain’s varied experience includes project management, commissioning, optimising and improving processes, Profit and Loss responsibility, leadership and team development and worked for ExxonMobil (Mobil), Santos, Wesfarmers Energy, Clough AMEC , Zinfra, Amec Foster Wheeler and now with Beca.
Iain has presented on Process Safety conferences in New Zealand, Perth and Brisbane. He has a BSc majoring in chemistry and mathematics, a B Eng (Chem), and an Executive MBA from Australian Graduate School of Management.

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