HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members - November 2018

Date From: 28 November 2018
Date To: 30 November 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Description: This revamped integrated course provides effective, realistic training for HAZOP team members and leaders using examples drawn from a range of industry sectors.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Rugby, UK
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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Alternative dates

26-28 February 2019, Rugby, UK
14-16 May 2019, Rugby, UK


This revamped integrated course provides effective, realistic training for HAZOP team members and leaders using examples drawn from a range of industry sectors.

As well as presentations covering all the essential aspects of the method, you will participate in workshops on HAZOP for continuing processes, sequential operations and computer-controlled plant. You will also learn more about the relationship between HAZOP and other hazard identification methods and hazard studies.

If you have little or limited experience as a HAZOP team member, you should register for the course as a team member, whilst experienced team members, those new to team leadership and leaders in need of a refresher, should register as a team leader.

Learning outcomes

Team leaders will learn

  • how to be a good leader, emphasised by practice and reviews
  • how to manage HAZOP studies
  • the importance of pre-study preparation
  • how to work effectively with the team secretary and the team members

Team members will learn

  • how HAZOP study works
  • the role and responsibilities of a team member
  • how to become a valuable team member

Who will benefit

  • experienced HAZOP team members who are moving on to team leadership
  • those who need to refresh and update their HAZOP experience
  • engineers and other technical personnel who are new to HAZOP study
  • those with safety and project management responsibilities

Participants attending as team leaders must have experience of HAZOP. Team members may have little or no experience of HAZOP (although some background would be helpful) but should be familiar with P&IDs.

Course outline

The HAZOP technique

  • purpose
  • role of HAZOP in the process life cycle
  • principles
  • the team
  • limitations

Developing hazardous scenarios

  • best practices for developing and recording scenarios
  • decision-making in HAZOP

Roles and responsibilities

  • leadership
  • recording
  • team effectiveness
  • group dynamics

Management of a HAZOP study or programme

  • planning
  • execution
  • reporting

Sequential HAZOP

  • batch processes
  • procedures
  • human factors

Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Special features

Over 50% of the course time is allocated to group work on realistic HAZOP case studies, giving practice in their respective roles for both team leaders and team members. Examples are drawn from a range of process industries and typical reports are also provided. Participants take part in discussion and analysis sessions to identify strengths, weaknesses and learning points from the case studies.

Please note

Participants with English as a second language should note that fluency in English is essential, in order to benefit from active involvement in the group studies.

Please indicate whether you wish to register as a team member or a team leader on your registration form. Prior to the course you will be asked to provide details of your HAZOP experience, job description and industrial experience. Acceptance on to the course as a team leader will only be confirmed once this information has been considered. Participants registering as team members will also be asked for this information (for arranging the workshop study teams).


IChemE member: £1550 + VAT
Non-member: £1745 + VAT

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Course Director

Phil Eames, FIChemE, Professional Process Safety Engineer, consultant

Phil graduated in chemical engineering from Leeds University in 1982 and worked in Procter & Gamble’s European R&D Division as a process development engineer before joining the Seal Sands Chemical Company in 1987 and then ICI Acrylics at Billingham in 1988.

Phil worked initially as a process engineer but then moved into plant management and eventually into the role of site Safety Health & Environmental Manager in 1993. From there he became ICI Acrylics’ European SHE Manager in 1996 and then Global SHE Manager in 1998, a position he held for 10 years, during which time the company changed ownership and became Lucite International.

Phil joined ABB Consulting in 2008 and is involved in process safety management consulting including work across most sectors of the process industries including oil and gas, (petro) chemicals, pharmaceuticals and power generation. Phil now works as an independent freelance process safety consultant.

Phil has extensive experience in process safety management. This includes: the development, application and auditing of PSM systems in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia and US the provision of advice on process safety management, assurance and reporting on process safety performance at board level process hazard analysis including extensive experience as a HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA leader the investigation of a major incidents including fires, toxic exposures and environmental releases.

18 hours CPDDuration for CPD recording purposes: up to 18 hours.

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

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