Course description

This course introduces the concepts of process safety management in the oil and gas industry, the elements and benefits of process safety management systems, and tools for implementing and managing a system. Process safety is vital to the oil and gas industry. A comprehensive process safety management system involves almost every function of a company: management, research, development, engineering, facility and process construction, operations, maintenance, human resources, information technology and the contractors used in the industry. In this course the participant will learn to use tools and techniques for managing process safety. Participant centered exercises and selected case studies will be used to build on the concepts that advocated for risk based process safety. 


HSE professionals, engineers, supervisors and project managers requiring a basic foundation in developing and managing process safety. The more detailed aspects of engineering process design are covered in a separate course.


Course content

•    Process safety culture and competency
•    Compliance with standards
•    Understand hazards and risk
•    Operating procedures and safe work practices
•    Asset integrity and reliability
•    Management of change
•    Conduct of operations
•    Incident investigation (associated with plant failures)
•    Measurement and metrics
•    Management review and continuous improvement

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