Excellence in Process Safety Management

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27–28 March 2019
How to apply the practical aspects of process safety to your project

This course will take the participants through the stages of process safety and environmental management in a straight forward and practical manner. The course contains practical examples and hands on application of the techniques required to successfully strengthen the process safety management in your organisations. From 'why unexpected events can develop out of control', to 'how barriers can be implemented to halt or reduce the progress of the consequences'. The sessions will cover a range of existing techniques as well as the latest approaches to integrating safety into the "mind" of the corporate cultures.

Learn from our expert trainer

Paul Hill
Associate Consultant at Euro Petroleum Consultants


Paul Hill has over 36 years of experience working in process, safety and environmental engineering, offshore and onshore operations, maintenance and project management, process safety engineering and as a consultant. Paul has worked during his career for AMEC, Foster Wheeler, Fluor, Jacobs, KBR, CB&I, Shell International, Shell Exploration & Production, BP UK, BP Oman, British Gas, Exxon, TNK-BP, Chevron, Total, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, SIPCHEM, Wood Group and many other organisations.


Benefits of Attending

  • Understand what is process safety and what are the key elements
  • Understand the concept of leading and lagging process safety indicators
  • Know and understand international standards and best practices
  • Be able to identify and analyse process hazards
  • Be able to identify and minimise risks associated with abnormal operations including start-up and shut-down
  • Be able to categorise and investigate process safety incidents by severity

Who Should Attend?

Course is applicable to those working with high hazard processes including reservoir and subsea systems, pipelines, offshore topsides, FPSOs, oil, gas, LNG and marine terminals, refineries, utilities, petrochemical plants, plastics, polyethylene and fertilizer facilities.

Course Format

The course is presented in a highly participative format. The trainer will start with some basic principles, requiring interaction and discussion with the delegates. Actual case studies, discussions and interactive analyses will ensure that the course content is both engaging and interesting.

Registration & coffee will start at 8:00am on Day One. The course will run for two days, starting daily at 8:30am. There will be two coffee breaks and a seated buffet lunch on each day.

Agenda Key Highlights
  • Why do accidents happen?
  • Technical Process Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Defining Hazards and Hazard Awareness
  • Risk Tolerability
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Why PHAs?
  • Lifecycle of Risk Assessments
  • PHA models used in risk assessments
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)
  • Are Process Safety milestones and resources on the Project Schedule?
  • Regulatory Compliance and “Permit to Operate”
  • The importance of Maintenance in Process Safety
  • PHA’s in Management of Change
  • Are accidents repeating themselves?
  • Risk Assessment Organisations
  • Organisational Safety Culture
  • Quantitative Risk Assessments QRA’s
  • How to HAZOP operational procedures
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