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HAZOP Leadership and Management

Location UK – register your interest

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Price IChemE member £1750 + VAT, non-member £1950 + VAT

Overview

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"What an excellent course, it was one of the best I have been on in my career. Well thought out, clear and delivered superbly by real experts." 

This course explores best practice in HAZOP leadership and management. You will learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programmes more effectively. You will also learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution. 

You'll experience different team roles through case studies and be given the chance to practise guiding a team through the HAZOP process.

Certificates will be issued to candidates that pass an end-of-course assessment (certification does not act as IChemE HAZOP leader accreditation/endorsement). 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand how to: 

  • prepare for a HAZOP study meeting and programme – including defining the scope of the study and choosing the team
  • choose nodes (parts of the drawings or operation for HAZOP study)
  • estimate the programme requirements for the successful completion of a study
  • use facilitation techniques to motivate the team and keep them on task
  • avoid common problems encountered during study meetings, including challenging behaviours
  • formulate the HAZOP study report
  • understand the team leader’s role in the implementation of recommendations and the management of the process.

Who will benefit

Anyone with experience of the HAZOP technique who is required to lead HAZOP studies. It will also benefit process safety engineers, loss prevention specialists, production engineers, process design engineers, project engineers, process programmers and instrument control engineers.

Mapped against UK-SPEC competencies A, B and E: 

  • A. Knowledge and understanding

    • For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’.
    • For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’.
  • B. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products

    • For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’.
    • For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’.
  • E. Professional commitment

    • For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’.

Course outline

  • Planning a HAZOP programme
  • Node identification and time estimation
  • Preparation of the event
  • Recording style, skills and development of recommendations
  • HAZOP meeting facilitation
  • Team dynamics
  • Leadership through the study
  • Development of the final report and action management

Previous delegates say

100% of UK delegates in 2019 had their learning objectives met and said they would recommend the course to colleagues due to the:

  • knowledgeable, experienced and engaging trainers
  • good mix of lecturing and practical participation 
  • real-world examples and practical workshop exercises
  • detailed course materials
  • opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other participants from different industries
  • opportunity to understand best practice when facilitating HAZOPs

"What an excellent course, it was one of the best I have been on in my career. Well thought out, clear and delivered superbly by real experts."
John Douglas, Ramboll, UK

"The course quality and presentation was absolutely tremendous."
Shoja Shokofan, NRC Environmental Services, UK

"The practical aspect of the course helped a lot. There was a good mix of lecturing and practical participation that helped mimic the real life scenarios that I have been part of.''
Matthew Crawford, Scitech Engineering, UK

COVID-19 

Last updated: 8 July 2021

IChemE continues to monitor local government guidelines regarding COVID-19. The Institution will require that trainers and training venues adhere to additional safety and distancing requirements. All delegates will also be required to adhere to these requirements and further communication on this matter will be issued to attendees closer to the course.

Whilst our usual cancellation terms and conditions apply, delegates can transfer to a later face-to-face course date or an online iteration of the same course at any stage, without incurring a cancellation fee.

In the event of IChemE being unable to deliver the training course as planned, a full refund will be provided.

Discounts

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

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

Register your interest
Nigel Bowker

Trainer

Nigel Bowker

BSc(Eng), ACGI, MBA, C Eng, FIChemE

After graduating from Imperial College in 1976 with a degree in chemical engineering, Nigel worked as a process engineer for two firms of design contractors (Stone and Webster and Davy Powergas) and later worked for Shell Expro.

In 1986, he joined BP where he worked for the next 22 years. His career with BP included exploration and field development, production operations offshore (in Forties) and onshore (in the Forties Pipeline System), internal audit and health, safety and environment. His final role was as HS&E Manager in supply chain management for the North Sea.

After taking early retirement from BP, Nigel set up his own consultancy. He has provided a range of services to clients including process engineering, audit, process safety and occupational safety. He now specializes in chairing HAZIDs and HAZOPs and is an accredited HAZOP chairman with BP.

Nigel is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a former chairman of the IChemE’s Aberdeen Member Group.

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