HAZOP Leadership and Management

Location Rugby, UK

Date 7th December 2020

Duration 3 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Price IChemE member £1750 + VAT, non-member £1950 + VAT


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 +44 (0)1788 534496

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Mark Yates


Mark Yates

Mark has twenty two years’ experience in the area of process safety, environmental engineering and technical management which has included international onshore and offshore projects and operational assets including the North Sea, Australia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Brunei, South Africa, Russia, Middle East, United States and Iran.

For six years he was process safety manager and technical authority for a FTSE 100 company. Upstream project experience ranges from feasibility and conceptual studies, design selection processes through to front end engineering design (FEED), detailed design and brownfield modifications.

Recently he was HSE Manager for an offshore operator in the north sea and supported numerous both drilling and well stimulation campaigns. He designed a dedicated ER room and procedures for new company offices, was active as an emergency response team leader and developed a social media response strategy for the business.

He was project HSE Manager for a £70 million offshore brownfield modification project involving a new subsea export line and introduction of a produced water treatment package during a two-year project spanning from concept through to first gas in November 2018.

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