Process Risk Assessment

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12


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

Effective risk assessment is key to protecting businesses against the potentially devastating impact of process safety incidents. In most countries it is also a legal requirement.

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to identify, assess and communicate process risks from a safety, environmental or business perspective, from a simple qualitative approach to fully quantified assessments.

This course can also contribute to satisfying the 'Risk Assessment' competence of your application to become a Professional Process Safety Engineer.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • individual and societal risk concepts 
  • risk tolerability
  • the principles of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) demonstration.
  • the 5-stage risk assessment process, the different types of process risk assessment and when to apply them
  • qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative methods including risk matrices, bow-tie analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), environmental risk assessment, fault-tree analysis, event-tree analysis, Hazard Analysis, Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and occupied buildings risk assessment.

Who will benefit

  • Staff involved in the risk assessment process including supervisors, managers and directors 
  • Plant/process operators including maintenance functions 
  • Process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists

Course outline

  • Process risk
  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Semi-quantitative risk assessment
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Quantified risk analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places — 5% discount
  • 3 places — 10% discount
  • 4 or more places — 15% 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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