Consequence Modelling Techniques

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Online | Face-to-face | In-company


This course is designed for those working in the areas of process safety, design, operations and management of hazardous installations who want to better understand the models used in consequence modelling. It will help you build your understanding of how consequence models are developed and applied, as well as how to interpret their results.  

This course does not include detailed solving of mathematical models or training on particular modelling software.   

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • what consequence modelling is and how to approach defining the model requirements 
  • the accident pathway 
  • harm criteria and how to choose appropriate levels to model 
  • how source terms are generated
  • the modelling concepts for vapour cloud explosions, flammable and toxic dispersion and fire modelling
  • how to use the results to support decision making. 

Who will benefit

Delegates will typically work in the areas of process safety, design, operations and management of hazardous installations.  

Course outline

  • What is consequence modelling 
  • Hazard scenarios 
  • Source terms 
  • Dispersion modelling 
  • Explosion modelling 
  • Fire modelling 
  • Consequence modelling case study
  • Pitfalls and wrap-up 

Upcoming courses


Online courses consist of two live and interactive modules with the trainer. There will also be some work to complete independently before the course and between the live sessions. More details will be provided after you have registered.

From 30 September 2024 

  • Module 1 – 30 September 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST
  • Module 2 – 3 October 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST


Not available then?

Register your interest in alternative dates.


  • IChemE member – £1,275 + VAT 
  • Non-member – £1,500 + VAT 

How to register

Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of the page.

More than one person to train?

Multi-place discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Attendance certificate & CPD hours

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend the whole course to receive the certificate. 

In the case of online courses, 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.

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