Hazard Study Leaders

A three day training course covering techniques and leadership skills for process safety hazard identification studies including HAZID and HAZOP.


Hazard studies (including HAZID and HAZOP) are an essential element in managing the Process Safety impact of new projects and the ongoing operation of existing plants.

The techniques covered in this course are directly applicable to all industry sectors including chemicals, petrochemicals, oil & gas (onshore and offshore). They are well proven and highly effective for identifying hazards, assessing risks and developing improvement plans. This course will train you in the ABB techniques of the 8 stage hazard process and will develop the necessary skills to lead a team in carrying out hazard studies.


ABB’s 8 stage hazard study stage

The 8 stage hazard study process covers the full lifecycle of a project. It starts at the feasibility stage of a project with a study of the inherent safety of the project concept. The 8 stage hazard study process then mirrors the development phases of the project through detailed design, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operation. At each stage there is a hazard study technique which aligns with the needs and level of development of the project.


The 8 stage hazard study process has been developed by ABB over many years following the invention of HAZOP studies and includes HAZID studies to identify major accident hazards in early process design. This phased approach to Process Safety assessments during the life of the project reduces the likelihood of discovering significant safety or environmental problems in the later stages of the project and ensures cost effective risk management. The ABB hazard study process can be applied to continuous and batch processes, non-chemical systems and PLC control systems, new projects, modifications, and existing plants.


The training method

The course consists of a series of training modules that deal with the 8 hazard study stages, plus sessions on related topics designed to improve the capability of hazard study leaders. Presentations are interactive with some video illustrations. A series of team exercises are used for the process design stage hazard studies (including HAZID and HAZOP), to give the attendees a chance to put into practice what they have learnt during the lecture presentations.


Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - Time: 09:00-17:00
Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 - Time: 09:00-17:00
Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - Time: 09:00-17:00

  • Where

  • Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel
    161 Springfield road
    Aberdeen AB15 7AQ
    +44 (0) 1224-313-377