Six Pillars of Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 6

Price IChemE member £299 + VAT, non-member £349 + VAT


Live online course – starts on 1 June 2020.

This 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 six functional areas.

Modules will be taught by IChemE Safety Centre staff, exploring 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.

Teaching will be delivered across two live modules (approximately 2–3 hours in length each). 

Certificates will be issued to candidates on completion of the course.

Module dates and times

Module 1: Knowledge and competence, systems and procedures, human factors

Monday 1 June, 10:00–13:00 BST.

Module 2: Engineering and design, assurance, culture

Friday 5 June, 10:00–13:00 BST.

Not available then? Register your interest for future online dates.


  • IChemE member: £299 + VAT
  • Non-member: £349 + 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 GoToWebinar®check system requirements >>

You are advised to join the session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

In-company training

This can also be delivered as a virtual in-company course. Contact us for more details.


Trish Kerin


Trish Kerin

Director, IChemE Safety Centre

After graduating with honours in mechanical engineeringTrish spent several years working in project management, operational and safety roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries.   

Trish has represented industry on many government committees related to process safety, and sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) steering committee. 

Trish is a Chartered Engineer, registered Professional Process Safety Engineer, Fellow of IChemE and Fellow of Engineers Australia. Trish holds a diploma in OHS and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). In 2015 Trish received the John A. Brodie Medal from Engineers Australia for her paper on Process Safety Competency at the Asia Pacific Congress of Chemical Engineering and in 2018 received the Trevor Kletz Merit Award from the MKOPSC for her work in process safety internationally. In 2020 her book “Let’s talk about your leadership: learning through the art of storytelling” was published.  

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