Process Risk Assessment

Location Rugby, UK

Date 5th November 2019

Duration 2 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12

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


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, LOPA, environmental rik assessment, fault -tree analysis, event-tree analysis. Hazard Analysis, Qualitative Risk Assessment and occupied building 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
  • 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

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

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Helen Fennell


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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