HAZOP Leadership and Management

Location Perth, Australia

Date 11th June 2024

Duration 3 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Price IChemE member AU$3,500 + GST / Non-member AU$4,200 + GST

Online | Face-to-face | In-company


This course is designed to help those experienced in the HAZOP technique to understand best practice in HAZOP leadership and management. You will learn how to apply the HAZOP technique, and how to plan and manage study programmes effectively. You will also learn how to lead study teams effectively to ensure successful project execution. Case studies will allow you to undertake a range of project team roles and provide the opportunity to guide a team through the HAZOP process.

There will be an assessment at the end of the course. Following successful completion, you will receive your certificate of attendance (see below). Please note that certification does not act as IChemE HAZOP leader accreditation/endorsement.

Course outline

  • Planning a HAZOP programme
  • Node identification and time estimation
  • Preparation of the event
  • Recording style, skills and development of recommendations
  • HAZOP meeting facilitation
  • Team dynamics
  • Leadership through the study
  • Development of the final report and action management
  • Online course only – the Delta HAZOP technique for re-validating process hazard analysis

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will understand how to: 

  • prepare for a HAZOP study meeting and programme – including defining the scope of the study and choosing the team
  • choose nodes (parts of the drawings or operation for HAZOP study)
  • estimate the programme requirements for the successful completion of a study
  • use facilitation techniques to motivate the team and keep them on task
  • avoid common problems encountered during study meetings, including challenging behaviours
  • formulate the HAZOP study report
  • fulfil the team leader’s role in implementing recommendations and managing the process
  • Online course only – apply the Delta HAZOP technique for re-validating process hazard analysis.

Who will benefit

  • Anyone with experience of the HAZOP technique who is required to lead HAZOP studies
  • Process safety engineers, loss prevention specialists, production engineers, process design engineers, project engineers, process programmers and instrument control engineers
  • Those preparing for their Chartered Member application – the course has been mapped against the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC competencies A (Knowledge and understanding), B (Design, development and solving engineering problems) and E (Professional commitment)

What delegates say

"I found it helpful to focus on the facilitation and getting the most out of the team rather than getting bogged down in the detail of the HAZOP itself - this is pitched at the perfect level for engineers who have the capability to do the HAZOP but now want to upskill as a facilitator. Nigel added a dimension of experience and practical application that helped embed the content excellently."
K Grove, BP, UK

"The best thing was getting the chance to see how people from other companies manage the HAZOP study, share their experience. Great trainer."
T Malčeková, Orlen Unipetrol, Czech Republic

"Excellent trainer, he has great practical experience and knowledge." 
S Gurav, Shell Petroleum, Brunei 

"I found it very interesting to learn more about how you can lead/ask questions and comments within a HAZOP to promote a positive and constructive response."
J Hill, Pfizer, UK

"The interaction with the rest of the team representing other industries and the upskilling element with the latest thinking. It has empowered me to upskill my work colleagues to help make our designs much safer. Very well structured with the course material that needed covering."
M Razaque, Jacobs, UK

"The best thing was the worksheets/activities which had us discussing in groups and applying the HAZOP methodology."
T Cutfield, Gexcon, UK

"The course content, method of delivery, examples used, live practice modules and other course features were very relevant, of high technical content and quality. I would strongly recommend this course to all safety practitioners, process safety engineers and other related disciplines."
G Venkaraman, Techno Safe Consultants, India

"What an excellent course, it was one of the best I have been on in my career. Well thought out, clear and delivered superbly by real experts."
J Douglas, Ramboll, UK

Upcoming courses


Online courses consist of four 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 23 May 2024 

  • Module 1 – 23 May 2024, 09:00–12:00 AWST/MYT / 11:00–14:00 AEST / 13:00–16:00 NZST
  • Module 2 – 24 May 2024, 09:00–12:00 AWST/MYT / 11:00–14:00 AEST / 13:00–16:00 NZST
  • Module 3 – 28 May 2024, 09:00–12:00 AWST/MYT / 11:00–14:00 AEST / 13:00–16:00 NZST
  • Module 4 – 29 May 2024, 09:00–12:00 AWST/MYT / 11:00–14:00 AEST / 13:00–16:00 NZST

From 17 September 2024 

  • Module 1 – 17 September 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST
  • Module 2 – 19 September 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST
  • Module 3 – 24 September 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST
  • Module 4 – 26 September 2024, 10:00–13:00 BST

From 25 November 2024

  • Module 1 – 25 November 2024, 14:00–17:00 GMT
  • Module 2 – 28 November 2024, 14:00–17:00 GMT
  • Module 3 – 3 December 2024, 14:00–17:00 GMT
  • Module 4 – 6 December 2024, 14:00–17:00 GMT

Live sessions are delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. 


  • 11–13 June 2024, Perth, Australia
  • 26–28 June 2024, Reading, UK
  • 6–8 August 2024, Melbourne, Australia
  • 12–14 August 2024, Boksburg, South Africa
  • 21–23 October 2024, Manchester, UK
  • 19–21 November 2024, Perth, Australia 
  • 19–21 November 2024, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 25–27 November 2024, Teesside, UK

Not available then?

Register your interest in alternative dates.


Online & face-to-face – UK

  • IChemE member – £2,050 + VAT 
  • Non-member – £2,400 + VAT 

Online – Australia

  • IChemE member AU$3,035 + GST
  • Non-member AU$3,800 + GST

Face-to-face – Australia

  • IChemE member AU$3,500 + GST
  • Non-member AU$4,200 + GST

Face-to-face – Malaysia

  • IChemE member 7,600 MYR
  • Non-member 9,600 MYR

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 and successfully complete the assessment 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.

Associated course

HAZOP Study for Team Leaders and Team Members

Practical training for HAZOP team members and new team leaders.

Steve Fogarty


Steve Fogarty

Rio Tinto

Steve Fogarty is a chemical engineer with nearly twenty five years’ experience as a process safety leader, engineering and operational manager leading teams across operational sites, operations company’s and green field/brown field projects in mineral processing, oil and gas and other chemical sectors. Steve has also completed an MBA (Technology Management) and holds a qualification as a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE).

Steve has extensive exposure to process safety and HAZOP studies within operational sites, and has been responsible for operation, design and technical governance within greenfield facilities. Steve has developed a technically robust and understandable process safety framework for operating company, including HAZOP, LOPA and safety critical element performance standards.

Steve is a founding board member of the IChemE Safety Centre and project sponsor for the IChemE guidelines on Lead Process Safety Metrics. He has presented extensively at technical and operational safety forums domestically and internationally. 

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