A hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation. A HAZOP review also generates an in depth understanding of the process for all participants, leading to a more robust and reliable plant.
A HAZOP review team usually consists of 6 – 10 persons. Depending on the scope and size of the review, it can take anything from 1 day to several weeks. Having a facilitator who is trained in facilitation not only significantly improves the quality of the outcome but will also shorten the duration of the review.
The objectives of the HAZOP leaders’ course are to develop the skills necessary to organise and lead a HAZOP, develop an awareness of the factors that influence the performance of the HAZOP review team and to challenge existing practices or confirm the status quo at your facility.
Every course attendee will get the opportunity to lead, scribe and critique a workshop HAZOP. The course includes a test which allows the participants to complete Unit Standard 19341 (HAZOP Participants) and progress towards Unit Standard 27243 (HAZOP Leaders).
To achieve the HAZOP Leaders' Unit Standard, the completion of a post course assignment and assessment is required. This includes:
Completing a questionnaire
Preparing for, conducting and reporting on a HAZOP of at least half day length in the workplace
An assessment fee of $150, excl. GST. (This is not included in the basic course fee.)
Course Duration: 2 days
Maximum number of attendees: 10
The HAZOP Leaders course has been peer reviewed and accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
About IChemE: The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is a professional body for people involved in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. It has a growing membership of 42,000 professionals in more than 120 countries, and accredits over 200 organisations worldwide.
HAZOP studies are the process industry’s accepted standard for critically examining planned or existing processes and procedures and identifying associated hazards to people, the environment or the equipment. The aim of this course is to train the course participants to become effective and efficient HAZOP review facilitators.
The assessment for NZQA Unit Standard 19341 (HAZOP Participants) is included in this course. NZQA Unit Standard 27243 (HAZOP Leaders) can be achieved with a post course assignment and assessment at an additional fee of $150 (excl. GST) per person.