Process Risk Assessment

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 3*

Price £199 + VAT


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.

This online course describes the processes used to identify, assess and communicate process risks from a safety, environmental or business perspective, from a simple qualitative approach to fully quantified assessments, together with the demonstration that risks are as low as reasonably practicable.

What's included in the series

  • Three 60-minute sessions  
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes (on request)

Course outline

Module 1: Process risk concepts and qualitative risk assessment

  • Process hazard and risk
  • The regulatory framework and the ALARP concept
  • Tolerability of risk - individual and societal
  • Risk assessment proportionality
  • Process hazard identification and qualitative risk assessment
  • Bow tie and basis of safety concept
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 2: Semi-quantitative risk assessment

  • The process safety risk matrix
  • Risk matrix calibration and tolerability
  • The risk graph technique
  • Layers of protective analysis
  • Q&A and FAQs

Module 3: Quantitative risk assessment

  • Hazard analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Event tree analysis
  • QRA development
  • Occupied building risk assessment
  • Q&A and FAQs

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £995 + VAT. Find out more>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* 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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Phil Eames


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 world-wide. This includes the development, application and auditing of PSM systems; the development of assurance processes and process safety performance reporting; process hazard analysis including extensive experience as a HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA facilitator; the development of COMAH Safety Reports and the investigation of process safety incidents including fires, toxic exposures and environmental releases.

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