An Introduction to Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 13.75


Recent and historical incidents have highlighted the importance of having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation. This course, developed for those who are not in a process safety line management position but whose activities influence the process safety performance of their organisation. This can include staff engaged in corporate, R&D, commercial, HR and IT activities.

This course will provide a broad understanding of the tools and problem-solving techniques used in process safety.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what process safety is and the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  • Have applied a simple model for analysing process safety incidents
  • Have a broad understanding of process safety hazards and risk
  • Learn how process safety management is organised and what are the elements of a modern process safety management system
  • Understand your role in promoting process safety

Who will benefit

  • Anyone involved in a role which does not have direct line responsibility for process safety
  • Anyone who would like to develop a broad understanding of process safety

If you are actively involved in the design, modification, operation and maintenance of a major hazard or process plant and are looking to improve your process safety knowledge, our Fundamentals of Process Safety course will be more suitable.

Course outline

  • Importance of process safety
  • A model for process safety incidents
  • Hazard and risk
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment techniques
  • Technical risk assessment
  • Management systems
  • Management of change
  • Safety culture and leadership
  • Human factors
  • Operations


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.

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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