Six Pillars of Process Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 6*

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


Live online course – starts on 25 October 2021.

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.

Learning outcomes

The course will help you to understand the importance of the six functional areas in achieving good process safety outcomes.

Who will benefit?

Anyone who would like to develop a better, broader understanding of process safety, including managers, engineers and safety personnel.

Course outline

Module one

  • Knowledge and competence
  • Systems and procedures
  • Human factors

Module two

  • Engineering and design
  • Assurance
  • Culture

Previous delegates say

"An excellent overview of the process safety pillars, well delivered and illustrated with pertinent examples."
J-P Lacoursière, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

"The best thing about the course was the discussion and examples plus Zsuzsanna's extensive experience and familiarity with the concepts."
A Wickham, Government of South Australia

Module dates and times

Module 1

Monday 25 October 2021, 10:00–13:00 BST.

Module 2

Monday 26 October 2021, 10:00–13:00 BST.

Register your interest in future 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 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.

Zsuzsanna Gyenes


Zsuzsanna Gyenes

IChemE Safety Centre

After graduating with a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Dr. Zsuzsanna Gyenes worked in disaster management for the Hungarian Government. During this time she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Public Administration. She then moved into a role as a Seveso Site Inspector for Hungary, at this time she also obtained her PhD cum laude on the development of procedures and tools for the improvement of industrial safety against external effects from the National Defence PhD Institution in Military Technology in Hungary.

Following her time as a Seveso Inspector, she was the Head of Section for nuclear Safety in the National Directorate General for Disaster Management in Budapest. Her most recent role was as a Scientific Technical Office for the European Commission Joint Research Centre, where she worked to assist member states on learning from incidents and Seveso implementation, including land use planning policy. She commenced as the Deputy to the Director if the IChemE Safety Centre in September 2017.

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