Investigations into recent incidents have highlighted the importance of having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation. This must include staff at all levels from board members through engineers and other technical staff to plant and shift managers and supervisors. IChemE’s intensive five-day course covers the fundamentals and aims to provide an understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management.
At the end of the course delegates should achieve the following key learning outcomes:
understand the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
be aware of and understand the key factors influencing the basis for process safety
understand the hazards associated with process plant and how the risks can be controlled
understand the key process safety requirements at each stage in the life cycle of process plant from conceptual design through to operation, maintenance and modification
understand the ways in which their work depends on the knowledge and expertise of others (i.e. interdependency and the need for overall organisational process safety management competence)
understand their own limitations and know how to acquire further knowledge and understanding of process safety management
An end-of-course assessment will be included. Delegates who successfully complete the assessment will receive an IChemE certificate in the Fundamentals of process safety.
Who will benefit
managers, supervisors, engineers, safety personnel, and others involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of major hazard or other process plant
young chemical engineers en route to achieving chartered status
anyone who would like to develop an understanding of process safety
Development of the course
The development of the course has been steered by an expert group of safety professionals drawn from IChemE’s specialist process safety community with wide experience of best practice in organisations such as BP, INEOS, Yule Catto, GSK, HSE and Cambridge University. The oil and gas, petrochemicals, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries are well represented. Throughout the course extensive use will be made of a range of real life case studies and of group discussions.
Importance of process safety management
Model for process safety management (including process safety framework, major accidents/accident causes, mechanisms for loss of containment, prevention and control measures, mitigation and emergency measures, process safety strategies)
Introduction to hazards and risks
Fire, explosion and toxic release – hazards, consequences and basic science
Hazard identification techniques
Reaction hazards and material compatibility
Process design – including inherent safety, layers of protection, integrity of containment, protective systems, pressure relief, ATEX, occupied buildings
Operations – including procedures, safe systems of work, control of contractors, maintenance, asset integrity, operational readiness
Management of change – change of people, control systems, plant and process
Human factors and safety culture
Safety management and continuous improvement
Safety leadership at all levels in the organisation
Leading and lagging indicators
Learning from accidents and incidents
Mitigation and emergency measures
Start of multi-stage case study
Multi-stage case study
Individual action plans
Registration for this course is via the IChemE website. Safety Solutions could forward your details to IChem E if you want to register.
Safety Solutions delivers this intensive 5-day course for IChemE. It will benefit staff at all levels in an organisation keen to develop or improve their knowledge of process safety, hazards, risk and their management. This course is delivered on behalf of IChemE. Price given is approximate. Register your interest here or go to the official IchemE website to register.