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Hazard Identification Techniques

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12*

Price IChemE member £720 + VAT, non-member £864 + VAT

Overview

Live online course – starts on 23 March 2022.

Hazard identification requires a systematic and methodical approach to ensure all risks are recognised, prioritised and managed. 

This online course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to prevent and protect against the effects of process safety incidents. You will explore a range of hazard identification techniques, including their advantages, limitations and when to apply them. 

The course features a variety of learning methods, including online workshops, practical exercises, case studies and video. It can also contribute to satisfying the 'Hazard Identification' competence of your application to become a 'Professional Process Safety Engineer'.  

Teaching will be delivered via two live modules (approx. 2-3 hours in length each), alongside independent study and pre-recorded video sessions issued before/between modules. 

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand:

  • the principles of key hazard identification techniques such as inherent safety study, HAZID, HAZOP and FMECA
  • how to select appropriate techniques for different situations, scenarios and stages in the project lifecycle
  • the advantages and limitations of each technique
  • when and how to use risk assessment as part of hazard identification, including LOPA.

Who will benefit

Anyone responsible for the design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction, installation and modification of plant. It will also benefit plant/process operators, process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists.  

Course outline

  • Hazard identification through the process lifecycle
  • Inherent safety study
  • Concept and preliminary Hazard Analysis (HAZID)
  • The HAZOP technique (continuous, batch and procedural)
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Previous delegates say

"The pre-recorded sessions and materials before the live sessions allowed me to gain an initial understanding and better follow the live sessions, and allowed more time for examples and questions."
J Pierce, Pfizer, UK

"Concise, well-structured and easy to follow. The case studies provided emphasised the importance of hazard identification techniques and explained the scenarios where they are best employed. Zsuzsanna was an engaging and patient communicator."
J Oliver, Chemical Engineer

"A good overview of the different hazard identification tools."
S Ellis, The Binding Site Group, UK

Module dates and times

Module 1

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 10:00–13:00 GMT.

Module 2

Friday 25 March 2022, 10:00–13:00 GMT.

There will be independent study and pre-recorded video sessions issued before/between modules.

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.

Fees

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

Discounts

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.

Delivery

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.

In-company training

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

* 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.

Helen Fennell

Trainer

Helen Fennell

Helen Fennell graduated in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1997. Since then she has had roles across Operations, Design, Commissioning and Process safety, including senior technical authority roles in Process Safety Management. She has worked across diverse industries including utility systems, onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, reforming, high hazard installations, cryogenics and novel processes.

Helen has a proven track record of delivering engineering solutions to ensure risks on both greenfield and brownfield projects are ALARP against a backdrop of aggressive schedules and regulatory compliance criteria. Project values range from US$20 Billion down to small discrete studies for operating facilities.

In 2014, Helen set up Inherent Safety Consulting Limited to provide specialist process safety services including process safety studies and hazard review chairmanship. She is an experienced hazard review chairman with over 80 hazard reviews chaired, including What-If, HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, ALARP, SIMOPS and WEHRA.

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