Process Safety Management Best Practice

A five day course for people who implement and operate Process Safety Management systems


Process safety has hit the headlines in recent years following the major explosions and fires at BP’s Texas City refinery and the Buncefield storage depot in the UK.

The Baker panel review in the USA and the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Leading from the top - avoiding major accidents’ programme in the UK has amplified the importance of effective Process Safety Management (PSM). An essential part of  effective PSM is an integrated and comprehensive PSM system. The PSM system needs to include both technical and organisational elements as specified in the OSHA CFR 1910 for PSM, and the UK HSE’s HSG 65 successful Health and Safety management. The latter is used as the framework for demonstrating that UK COMAH sites comply with the requirements of the Seveso III directive.

The diagram shows how process safety generally deals with high severity and low likelihood major accidents, whereas personal or occupational safety deals with more routine ‘slips, trips and falls’. Both aspects of safety are equally important but process safety has not always received the attention it deserves and requires a different approach to be adopted. This training course is based on the PSM framework provided by OSHA in the USA and by the HSE in the UK. It also includes the practical experience of ABB Consulting's process safety consultants in the design and operation of high hazard process plants.

What are the benefits to attendees?

- Understanding the key elements of a PSM system
- Understanding of relevant good practice within each element
- Identifying ways of improving your company’s PSM system
- Opportunity
 to network with other process safety specialists
- Discuss specific issues with ABB’s  specialist consultants
- Receive ABB’s detailed course manual with key references


The training method
The course consists of presentations, interactive case studies and practical exercises. It combines an understanding of the theoretical requirements with practical implementation.


4 days (commencing at 13:00 on Monday to 12:00 on Friday)

Monday, 13th November, 2017 - Time 13:00 till 17:30
Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 - Time 08:30 till 17:00
Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 - Time 08:30 till 17:00
Thursday, 16th November, 2017 - Time 08:30 till 17:00
Friday, 17th November
, 2017 - Time 08:30 till 12:00

  • Where

  • The Parkmore Hotel
    636 Yarm Road
    Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0DH
    +44 (0) 1642 786 815