HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members - Malaysia

Date From: 18 July 2017
Date To: 20 July 2017
Location: Malaysia
Description: An integrated course that uses examples drawn from a range of operations, including the petroleum and petrochemicals industries, providing effective training for both team leaders and team members in the HAZOP technique.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +603 2283 1381

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Maximise your effectiveness in HAZOP study teams

HAZOP study is one of the most widely used hazard identification methods and has found applications in many different industries. Many potential problems can be identified by the examination of new, modified or existing designs, procedures and operations using the systematic and structured approach of HAZOP. For maximum effectiveness a HAZOP study requires skilled leaders as well as experienced and committed team members.

This well-established, integrated course provides effective HAZOP training for both team leaders and team members. As well as presentations covering all essential aspects of the method, there are workshops on HAZOPs for continuous processes, sequential operations and computer-controlled plant. The relationship between HAZOP and other hazard identification (HAZID) methods and hazard studies is discussed. Participants with experience in HAZOP study should consider applying as a team leader. Newcomers to the technique will benefit from attending as a team member. Participants attending as team leaders must have experience of HAZOP. Team members may have little or no experience of HAZOPs, although some background will be helpful.

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

Course outline

Introduction and basis of HAZOP

  • the background to HAZOP and its detailed methodology, covering the main areas of application

Procedures, recording, batch HAZOP and computer controlled processes

  • detailed coverage of essential aspects of the technique, covering both meetings and important applications: illustrated by workshops for all leaders and members

Making decisions

  • illustrated consideration of criteria; prioritisation of study actions. The underlying features of human behaviour with relevance to HAZOP study

Hazard studies 1–6

  • an overview and illustration of other hazard studies and hazard identification (HAZID) methods, including their relationship to HAZOP study

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. A demonstration of computer software for recording HAZOP study is provided.


IChemE member – MYR 7600 + GST
Non-member – MYR 8800 + GST

Course presenter

Alan Munn, Senior Consultant - Process Safety Specialist
CEng CEnv FIChemE

Mr. Munn has extensive experience in the chemical industries, and in particular downstream oil and gas. His experience includes many years within an operating oil company and several leading consultancies. His main areas of expertise are risk management, technical safety engineering, and process safety and environmental management. He has extensive knowledge of refining, tankage, loading and unloading operations as well as static electricity hazards and fired heater operation. His primary areas of interest is in facilitating HAZOPs, HAZIDs, PHRs and other process hazard assessments, SIL assessment and LOPA workshops, Inherent safety reviews and ALARP assessments and PSM and SMS audits. He is also an accomplished trainer able to develop and present bespoke process safety and environmental training courses.

Besides process safety, he has been actively involved with planning and implementation of sustainable development including strategic planning, SO2, NOX VOC and particulates emission reduction, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner fuels. He was part of South Africa’s scenario building team that helped develop South Africa’s climate change negotiating strategy as well as being a member of several committees and forums aimed at improving air quality in South Africa.

Mr. Munn’s blend of safety and environmental experience provides insights that help recognize and facilitate a balance between safety and environmental priorities where often one or the other is neglected or adversely affected by the other. His operating company experience lends a pragmatic approach and Alan is able to develop practical and realistic improvement plans for clients that fit in with their existing management systems and culture.

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to 26 hours
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