Hazard Identification Techniques

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12*

Price IChemE member 4000 MYR, non-member 5000 MYR


Live online course – dates to be confirmed (AWST/MYT).
Alternative dates – from 28 September 2022, 14:00–17:00 BST.

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

This online 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, including their advantages, limitations and when to apply them. 

The course features a variety of learning methods, including online 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'.  

Teaching will be delivered via two live modules (approx. 2-3 hours in length each) and pre-recorded video content for independent study.

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate.

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

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)

Previous delegates said

"The pre-recorded sessions and materials before the live sessions allowed me to gain an initial understanding and better follow the live sessions, and allowed more time for examples and questions."
J Pierce, Pfizer, UK

"Concise, well-structured and easy to follow. The case studies provided emphasised the importance of hazard identification techniques and explained the scenarios where they are best employed. Zsuzsanna was an engaging and patient communicator."
J Oliver, Chemical Engineer

"A good overview of the different hazard identification tools."
S Ellis, The Binding Site Group, UK


Module 1

To be confirmed (AWST/MYT).

Module 2

To be confirmed (AWST/MYT).

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

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.


  • IChemE member: 4000 MYR
  • Non-member: 5000 MYR


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.


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.

Ir. V. Gopinadhan


Ir. V. Gopinadhan

HSE and Maintenance Management Consultant

Ir. V. Gopinadhan is a professional mechanical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in various fields, including 20 years in the oil and gas industry. Following retirement from PETRONAS, he provides consultancy and training in the HSE field with emphasis on HSE management systems, HSE risk management (using HAZID, HAZOP, bow tie), HSE audits (compliance and risk-based management systems), accident/incident investigations, HSE leadership, incident command systems (ICS) for emergency response, and process safety.

At PETRONAS, he was a senior manager in the Corporate Health, Safety & Environment Unit, with responsibility for HSE management systems and audits. He developed HSE guidelines, provided HSE training, and helped to promote HSE leadership and culture across the PETRONAS group.

He is an associate of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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