Six Pillars of Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 6

Price £349 + VAT


This new online training programme explores the six pillars of process safety: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture.

These areas break down aspects of an organisation's business, within each system for leadership, management and action. For complete management of process safety, it is vital to ensure there is high level leadership and commitment across all 6 functional areas.

Each one-hour module will be led by IChemE Safety Centre Director, Trish Kerin and other IChemE Safety Centre staff who will investigate best practice and latest thinking on each topic, before presenting practical, applicable recommendations and next actions you can apply within your own organisation, regardless of sector or job level.

Each session is effective as a stand-alone training session or as part of a modular programme.

What's included in the series

  • Six 60-minute sessions
  • Text Q&A with the trainer
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • Save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • Stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • Learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • Review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • Choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

  • Module 1: Knowledge and competence
  • Module 2: Systems and procedures
  • Module 3: Human factors
  • Module 4: Engineering and design
  • Module 5: Assurance
  • Module 6: Culture

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1219 + VAT. Contact us for more information at

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Trish Kerin


Trish Kerin

Director, IChemE Safety Centre

After graduating from RMIT University with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in design, project management, operational, safety and executive roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on several advisory committee roles. This includes representing the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA) on drafting the 2007 OHS regulations for major hazards in Victoria – Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007. She has also represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on the Safe Work Australia temporary advisory group for drafting the major hazard facility model law. Trish has also represented PACIA to the WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and been an invited speaker for various local and international conferences.

She currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee.

Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She also holds a diploma of OHS and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). 

Recent awards include the Engineers Australia – John A Brodie Medal – for best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency.

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