HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18*

Price IChemE member RM9800, non-member RM11000


Live course – from 7 November 2022, 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT.
Alternative dates – from 5 October, 14:00–17:00 BST.

This online course provides effective, realistic training for HAZOP team members and new team 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.

Teaching will be delivered via three live modules (approximately two–three 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

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 roles and responsibilities of a team member
  • how to become a valuable team member.

Who will benefit

  • New HAZOP team leaders
  • New HAZOP team members
  • Experienced HAZOP team members moving on to team leadership
  • Engineers and other technical personnel new to HAZOP
  • Anyone with safety/project management responsibilities

Course outline

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

Previous delegates said

"The exercises gave us a great chance to participate in the different variety of HAZOP studies and provided great experience for both newcomers to HAZOP and experienced members."
C McDermott, Booth Welsh, UK

"The course director was knowledgeable and delivered the course well. The group exercises were an enjoyable way to learn and practise HAZOP."
R Davis, PBL Ltd

"The video content was useful to tie the HAZOP concept back to real plant operations."
C Hamilton, Booth Welsh, UK


Module 1

Monday 7 November 2022:

  • 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT
  • 12:00–15:00 AEST
  • 15:00–18:00 NZDT

Module 2

Wednesday 9 November 2022:

  • 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT
  • 12:00–15:00 AEST
  • 15:00–18:00 NZDT

Module 3

Friday 11 November 2022: 

  • 10:00–13:00 AWST/MYT
  • 12:00–15:00 AEST
  • 15:00–18:00 NZDT

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

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.


  • IChemE member: RM9800 
  • Non-member: RM11000


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.

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Paul Bruffell


Paul Bruffell

Paul is a Chartered chemical engineer with 35 years' experience in the chemical industry. He has practical experience across a number of companies applying process safety management techniques including HAZOP/process hazard review, management of change, ATEX risk assessments.

Paul has worked in the South East Asia region for over 10 years and specialises in HAZOP studies, hazard identification and risk reduction, auditing and incident investigation/root cause analysis. He has worked on worst case scenario studies, risk reduction and basis of safe operation reports/assurance, and HSE audits, particularly management systems including PtW and management of change. Recent work conducted includes asset integrity and competence management.

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