HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18


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"A very concise overview of HAZOP. Good levels of detail from a technical perspective and plenty of relevant information on the broader aspects of HAZOP."

This course provides effective, realistic training for HAZOP team members and leaders. Alongside presentations covering all the essential aspects of the method, you will participate in workshops using HAZOP methodology for continuing processes, sequential operations and computer-controlled plant. You will also learn more about the relationship between HAZOP and other hazard identification methods and hazard studies.

Much of the course is dedicated to group work on realistic HAZOP studies, giving team leaders and team members practical experience in their respective roles.

Examples are drawn from a range of industry sectors and typical reports are also provided. You can also take part in discussion and analysis sessions to identify strengths, weaknesses and learning points from the case studies.

If you have little or limited experience as a HAZOP team member, you should register for the course as a team member, whilst experienced team members, those new to team leadership and leaders in need of a refresher, should register as a team leader.

Learning outcomes

Team leaders will learn:

  • how to be a good leader, emphasised by practice and reviews
  • how to manage HAZOP studies
  • the importance of pre-study preparation
  • how to work effectively with the team secretary and the team members.

Team members will learn:

  • how HAZOP study works
  • the role and responsibilities of a team member
  • how to become a valuable team member.

Who will benefit

New HAZOP team leaders, new HAZOP team members, and experienced HAZOP team members moving on to team leadership. Engineers and other technical personnel new to HAZOP, and those with safety/project management responsibilities, will also benefit.

Course outline

  • The HAZOP technique
  • Developing hazardous scenarios
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Human factors
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Previous delegates say

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

  • the group exercises which gave the opportunity to practise HAZOPs and provided instant feedback
  • experienced and engaging trainers
  • quality of the course material

"A very concise overview of HAZOP. Good levels of detail from a technical perspective and plenty of relevant information on the broader aspects of HAZOP."
Peter Henry, Victrex, UK

"The course content was exactly what I was looking for with plenty of practical exercises."
Kenneth Malone, CP Kelco, UK


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.


IChemE requires that its trainers and training venues follow all local government guidelines with regard to COVID-19 on its training courses. All delegates will also be required to adhere to the guidelines 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.

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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