An Introduction to Process Safety

Location UK – register your interest

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 13.75

Price IChemE member £800 + VAT, non-member £1000 + VAT


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.

Contact Phone + 44 (0)1788 534496

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Andrew Hudson


Andrew Hudson

Andrew is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with chemical plant/production management background who has specialised in the last 20 years in safety and environmental management. 

Andrew has acquired a wide range of experience in industry sectors of oil refinery, fibre manufacture and inorganic chemical production and has held positions in engineering, technical and management functions. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a record of achievement at each stage. 

Andrew has a strong practical background in both the design and application of process safety management systems in a variety of industries. His skills predominantly lie in providing practical solutions to SHE related issues.

Andrew is an ambitious individual with an infectious enthusiasm and the desire to continue to develop and succeed. He has proven ability to learn and adapt to new and rapidly changing situations.

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