HAZOP Leadership and Management

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18*

Price IChemE Member AU$2517 + GST / Non-member AU$3020 + GST


Live online course – from 6 June 2023, 08:00–11:00 AWST/MYT
Alternative dates – from 1 December 2022, 10:00–13:00 GMT.
Also offered face-to-face.

This course is designed to help those experienced in the HAZOP technique to understand best practice in HAZOP leadership and management.  

You will learn how to apply the HAZOP technique, and how to plan and manage study programmes effectively. You will also learn how to lead study teams effectively to ensure successful project execution. Case studies will allow you to undertake a range of project team roles and provide the opportunity to guide a virtual team through the HAZOP process.

Teaching will be delivered via four live sessions (approximately 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. Please note that 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

This course is for individuals experienced in the HAZOP technique who are 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.

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 said

"The course is well balanced between awareness of HAZOP procedure knowledge and its application in real-life situations."
A Adewole, ICoNiChem, UK

"Excellent trainer, he has great practical experience and knowledge. The pre-recorded sessions were a great idea and were very useful."
S Gurav, Shell Petroleum, Brunei 

"A very interactive course with very good material, very well presented."
L Gasimova, Wood, UK

"I found it very interesting to learn more about how you can lead / ask questions and comments within a HAZOP to promote a positive and constructive response."
J Hill, Pfizer, UK

"The best thing about the course was the real-life examples which highlighted the result of process failures."
M Kent, Prochem Engineering, Ireland

"The course reflected industry approaches to HAZOP and was very up to date in the guidance given and recommendations made."
D Lyons, PFGi, Ireland


Module 1

Tuesday 6 June 2023:

  • 08:00–11:00 AWST/MYT
  • 10:00–13:00 AEST
  • 12:00–15:00 NZST

Module 2

Thursday 8 June 2023:

  • 08:00–11:00 AWST/MYT
  • 10:00–13:00 AEST
  • 12:00–15:00 NZST

Module 3

Tuesday 13 June 2023:

  • 08:00–11:00 AWST/MYT
  • 10:00–13:00 AEST
  • 12:00–15:00 NZST

Module 4

Thursday 15 June 2023:

  • 08:00–11:00 AWST/MYT
  • 10:00–13:00 AEST
  • 12:00–15:00 NZST

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

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.


  • IChemE Member: AU$2517 + GST
  • Non-member: AU$3020 + GST


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.

Associated course

HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members

From 31 March 2023, 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT | Develop your HAZOP skills on this practical course.

Garry Law


Garry Law

Technical Safety Consultants

Garry has over 20 years’ experience in process plant operations, project design, process safety, functional safety, major hazard safety assessments/safety case development, risk assessment and fire/loss prevention engineering. This includes working for local and international operators, engineering design and consultancy companies.

Garry is now an independent consultant based in Australia and proud to support IChemE in their process safety activities such as training, webinars, guidance development and Chartered membership activities. He is a Fellow of IChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer and a TÜV certified Functional Safety Engineer.

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