Process Risk Assessment

Date From: tbc
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Effective risk assessment is fundamental to protecting businesses against the potentially devastating impact of process safety incidents. In most countries it is also a legal requirement.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: TBC
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Course department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
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Process Risk AssessmentThis course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to identify, assess and communicate process risks from a safety, environmental or business perspective, from a simple qualitative approach to fully quantified assessments.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • the concepts of individual and societal risk 
  • risk tolerability
  • the 5-stage risk assessment process, the different types of process risk assessment and when to apply them
  • techniques for qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantified risk assessment (QRA) including risk matrices, bow tie analysis, LOPA,  occupied buildings risk assessment and fault tree/event tree analysis (FTA and ETA)
  • environmental risk assessment using a risk matrix-based approach (CDOIF methodology)
  • the principles of ALARP demonstration


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Who will benefit

  • staff involved in the risk assessment process including supervisors, managers and directors 
  • plant/process operators including maintenance functions 
  • process safety engineers and loss prevention specialists 
  • chemical engineers working toward Chartered status

Course outline

  • process risk - individual and societal risk, tolerability and the ALARP concept
  • the risk assessment process and types
  • hazard identification: how far does this take us?
  • semi-quantitative risk assessment, using a risk matrix to assess process risk
  • environmental risk assessment: using a Matrix-based methodology
  • layers of protection analysis: what benefits can it give us?
  • quantitative risk assessment
  • consequence assessment
  • fault tree and event tree analysis
  • demonstrating risks are ALARP


  • IChemE member: £950 + VAT
  • Non-member: £1150 + VAT

12 hour CPD Duration for CPD recording purposes: up to 12 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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*subject to change

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).