Hazard Study Awareness

Please note: A discount of 50% applies to group bookings of 2 or more people!

A practical one day training course to provide improved awareness for hazard study team participants.

In addition to catastrophes such as the accidents at Flixborough, Bhopal, Seveso and more recently at Toulouse, major accidents occur almost daily in the chemical process industry. ICI invented the hazard and operability (HAZOP) study in the 1960s to anticipate hazardous events and ensure that suitable protective measures were included in the process by design. HAZOP has become firmly established as an essential safety tool during the design stage of new processes and significant modifications. Many companies have a suite of hazard studies carried out throughout the project process. Those coming under the COMAH Regulations in the UK use their hazard study process to demonstrate that the risks of their operations continue to be as low as reasonably practicable.

A hazard study is a team-based exercise and the quality of the result is highly dependent on the standard of leadership and the contribution of the study team members. Whilst the need for the study leader to be suitably trained and experienced is well recognised, the study will be greatly enhanced by team members who are fully aware of their role and contribution. The regulatory authorities are increasingly questioning the competence of those involved in safety related activities. This course is aimed at providing a demonstration that suitable training is being provided, to be backed up by on the-job experience.

On completion of the course you should have greater awareness of:
- A range of hazard study techniques and how these fit into a typical project programme
- Key assumptions and limitations of hazard studies
- Their role in the hazard study process
- Problems that can arise during hazard studies and how the team can help to resolve them
- Related topics such as inherent safety, risk assessment, instrumented protective systems and human factors

The course
The course has modules on the suite of hazard studies throughout a project cycle plus related process safety topics. It uses a lively mix of interactive presentations, worked examples, exercises and videos for both batch and continuous processes.

We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferential rate for bed & breakfast. Details will be included with your confirmation.

  • When

  • Wednesday, 2 November, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Where

  • Radisson Blu Hotel
    80 High Street
    The Royal Mile
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH1 1TH
    +44 (0) 131 557 9797