Process Risk Assessment

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12


Effective risk assessment is key to protecting businesses against the potentially devastating impact of process safety incidents. In most countries it is also a legal requirement.

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to identify, assess and communicate process risks from a safety, environmental or business perspective, from a simple qualitative approach to fully quantified assessments.

This course can also contribute to satisfying the 'Risk Assessment' competence of your application to become a Professional Process Safety Engineer.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • individual and societal risk concepts 
  • risk tolerability
  • the principles of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) demonstration.
  • the 5-stage risk assessment process, the different types of process risk assessment and when to apply them
  • qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative methods including risk matrices, bow-tie analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), environmental risk assessment, fault-tree analysis, event-tree analysis, Hazard Analysis, Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and occupied buildings risk assessment.

Who will benefit

  • Staff involved in the risk assessment process including supervisors, managers and directors 
  • Plant/process operators including maintenance functions 
  • Process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists

Course outline

  • Process risk
  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Semi-quantitative risk assessment
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Quantified risk analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

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

In-company training

This course is also available as an in-company course (face-to-face or online) where content can be customised to meet your organisation's specific needs and delivered on a date/location that suits your requirements. Contact us for more information.

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