Process safety incidents constantly highlight 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. This intensive course covers the fundamentals and aims to provide an understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management.
The course references the six functional safety areas process safety framework: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors and culture. It is aimed at process industry practitioners seeking to expand or refresh their process safety knowledge across a broad range of topics.
The course features a mix of interactive exercises and workshops, case studies and theory covering the core areas of a process safety framework.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
understand the key principles of process safety and its management
understand the consequences of poor process safety (human, environmental and business consequences)
be aware of the key factors influencing the basis of 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 interdependence and the need for overall organisation process safety management capability
understand how to acquire further knowledge and understanding of process safety management.
Who should attend
This course is suitable for anybody who would like to develop and expand their understanding of process safety. This is including, but not limited to Graduates, Engineers, Safety professionals, those involved in major hazard processes, design and operations. Alternatively, the course would suit anyone within the company who wishes to understand the principles of process safety.
The questions we need to be able to answer-What can go wrong-What do we have in place to prevent this from happening-Are these arrangements in place & operating correctly- Introduction to the EI PSM Framework-Overview of how the Elements of the EI PSM Framework work together to manage and improve Process Safety and overall business performance.
- Developing and sustaining a culture that embraces process safety-
- Leadership Commitment & Responsibility Identification and compliance with Legislation and Industry Standards
- Identifying and understanding what can go wrong and what needs to be done to prevent this from happening. –
- Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Putting in place and managing the controls required to manage the identified risks to a tolerable level.
- Employee Selection, Placement and Competency and Health Assurance
- Workforce Involvement
- Communication with Stakeholders
- Process Documentation, Records and Knowledge Management
- Operating procedures
- Process and Operational Status Monitoring
- Management of Operational Interfaces
- Standards and Practices
- Management of Change and Project Management
- Operational Readiness and Process Start-up
- Emergency Preparedness
- Inspection and Maintenance
- Management of Safety Critical Devices
- Work Control, Permit to Work and Task Risk Management
- Contractor and Supplier, Selection and Management
Learning from internal and external experience and assuring compliance.
- Incident Reporting and Investigation
- Audit, Assurance, Management Review and Intervention
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:
Workshops & Work presentation
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Sofware & General Discussion
The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.