Hazard Identification Techniques

Location UK – register your interest

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12

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


This course is also being delivered online – more details >>

Hazard identification requires a systematic and methodical approach to ensure all risks are recognised, prioritised and managed.

This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to prevent and protect against the effects of process safety incidents. You will explore a range of hazard identification techniques, their advantages, limitations and when to apply them.

The course features a variety of learning methods, including workshops, practical exercises, case studies and video. It can also contribute to satisfying the 'Hazard Identification' competence of your application to become a 'Professional Process Safety Engineer'. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand: 

  • the principles of key hazard identification techniques such as inherent safety study, HAZID, HAZOP and FMECA
  • how to select appropriate techniques for different situations, scenarios and stages in the project lifecycle
  • the advantages and limitations of each technique 
  • when and how to use risk assessment as part of hazard identification, including LOPA.

Who will benefit

Suitable for anyone responsible for the design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction, installation and modification of plant. It will also benefit plant/process operators, process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists.  

Course outline

  • Hazard identification through the process lifecycle
  • Inherent safety study
  • Concept and preliminary Hazard Analysis (HAZID)
  • The HAZOP technique (continuous, batch and procedural)
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)


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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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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