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Fundamentals of Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 34*

Price IChemE member £1800 + VAT, non-member £2160 + VAT

Overview

Live online course – from 14 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.
Alternative dates – from 3 November 2022, 09:00–12:00 AWST/MYT.
Also offered face-to-face.

This online course is designed to help participants develop their understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management, as well as the consequences of poor process safety and the key factors influencing the basis of process safety.

Using virtual workshops, case studies and theory, it teaches the core areas of a process safety framework, referencing the six functional areas or pillars as defined by the IChemE Safety Centre: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture.

This is essential training for anyone involved in the design, modification, operation and maintenance of a major hazard facility or other process plant who would like to improve their process safety knowledge.

Teaching will be delivered across five live sessions (approximately two–three hours in length each) and pre-recorded video content for independent study. 

An e-certificate will be issued to participants who attend all modules and pass an end-of-course assessment. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will understand:

  • the key principles of process safety and its management
  • the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  • the key factors influencing the basis of process safety
  • the hazards associated with a process plant and how the risks can be controlled
  • the key process safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of a process plant from conceptual design through to operation, maintenance and modification
  • the interdependence of and the need for overall organisation process safety management capability
  • how to acquire further knowledge and understanding of process safety management.

Read more about the aims and objectives of the course >>

Who will benefit

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Safety personnel
  • Others involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of major hazard or other process plant
  • Anyone who would like to improve their process safety knowledge
  • Graduates, chemical and other engineers may find it beneficial in the preparation of their Chartered Member application.

Topics covered

  • The importance of process safety
  • A model for process safety
  • Hazard and risk
  • Hazard identification and evaluation
  • Consequences – toxicity and fires
  • Consequences – explosions
  • Chemical reactions
  • Flammable atmospheres
  • Project development
  • Design safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Operations
  • Asset integrity
  • Management of change
  • Management systems
  • Human factors
  • Leadership and culture
  • Process safety performance
  • Emergency response

Course presenters

Our expert trainers have worked in many industries including oil and gas, offshore, refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food processing, utilities, gas distribution, energy, power generation and in some case with government regulators. Each online course will be led by a specific trainer but pre-recorded content features a range of trainers, each bringing a unique perspective to the course.

Previous delegates said

"The best thing about the course was the content and case studies with input from a number of experts. Having the course spread over five modules allowed reflection/looking at what the session meant in your own plant etc. which was very beneficial."
C Cormack, GSK

"The case studies really helped to relate the course material to real-world scenarios and highlight the importance of process safety."
J Carroll, William Blythe Ltd, UK

"The combination of presentations, videos and exercises were good to keep people interested in the course."
L Lawton, Abbott Risk Consulting

"A good, all-round overview of process safety from a lot of different perspectives. The content was engaging and well-presented...it was my first experience of online training, and I would do it again."
M Carter, William Blythe Ltd, UK

"The pre-recorded content was great for building a platform for the live sessions, and will provide great reference material going forward."
J Carroll, William Blythe Ltd, UK 

Dates

Module 1

Monday 14 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.

Module 2

Wednesday 16 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.

Module 3

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.

Module 4

Thursday 24 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.

Module 5

Monday 28 November 2022, 14:00-17:00 GMT.

Pre-recorded video content will be provided for independent study before/between modules.

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.

Fees

  • IChemE member: £1800 + VAT
  • Non-member: £2160 + VAT

Discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

Delivery

Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Associated course

Six Pillars of Process Safety

Dates to be confirmed (BST) | Explore the six functional areas key to achieving good process safety outcomes.

Andrew Hudson

Trainer

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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