Introduction to Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 14*

Price IChemE Member £720 + VAT / Non-member £864 + VAT


Live online course – dates to be confirmed (GMT).

Process safety is the systematic framework for managing the integrity of hazardous processes. Past incidents have highlighted the importance of employees having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation.

This online course has been developed for anyone whose activities impact the process safety performance of their organisation, but who does not have direct process safety management responsibilities. It will help you develop a broad understanding of the tools and problem-solving techniques used in process safety. 

Teaching will be delivered via two sessions (approximately 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 the course delegates will understand:

  • what process safety is and the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  • some of the factors that influence the basis for process safety
  • the typical hazards associated with process plant and how the risks can be controlled
  • your role in promoting process safety
  • how process safety management is organised and what are the elements of a modern process safety management system.

Who will benefit

  • Anyone whose activities impact the process safety performance of their organisation, but who does not have direct process safety management responsibilities.
  • Anyone who would like to develop a broad understanding of process safety

If you are actively involved in the design, modification, operation and maintenance of a major hazard or process plant and are looking to improve your process safety knowledge, our Fundamentals of Process Safety course will be more suitable.

Course outline

  • The importance of process safety
  • A model for process safety incidents
  • Hazard and risk
  • Hazard identification and evaluation
  • Toxicity and fires
  • Explosions
  • Inherent safety
  • Technical risk assessment
  • Operations
  • Management of change
  • Human factors
  • Leadership and culture
  • Process safety performance


Module 1

To be confirmed.

Module 2

To be confirmed.

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

Register your interest in future course dates.


  • IChemE Member: £720 + VAT
  • Non-member: £864 + VAT


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.

Please note that delegates will need a Windows-based PC to access the course.

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

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Andrew Hudson


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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