Fundamentals of Process Safety - PS-2

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Colin Watson


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About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
The course will cover the fundamentals of Process Safety for all staff levels of processing facilities in the upstream and downstream oil, gas, and petro chemical industry. To identify how different disciplines and roles can have an impact on Process Safety performance, there is a rolling case study (Project COLEX) throughout the course that involves the installation of a separator vessel, and the Process Safety considerations and implications are explored and discussed at the various stages, from design to full operation.
Designed For
The course will benefit all staff associated with the operation, maintenance, and governance in production and processing facilities and is relevant to roles, including senior management, project and engineering support teams, HSE support, supervisors, and operator and maintenance technicians. It provides an understanding of the design basis and essentials for safe operations, without addressing the more detailed calculation aspects covered in Process Safety Engineering PS-4.
You will learn
How To:
  • Identify the systems and processes required to create process safety in a high hazard installation
  • Identify and choose appropriate techniques and tools to qualitatively assess process hazards
  • Determine appropriate risk reduction strategies and identify effective risk reduction measures to prevent, control, and mitigate process safety risk
  • Recognize and develop systems to manage Process Safety in operations through operating procedures and operating limits, ensuring plant integrity through maintenance and inspection
  • Use a management of change process to minimize risk of change
  • Identify and monitor key performance measures and verifications to maintain and improve safety performance
Course Content
  • Business context for Process Safety
  • Risk assessment [hazard identification, hazard scenarios, consequence & likelihood analysis, and risk analysis and tools & techniques]
  • Risk reduction measures (barriers) [types and hierarchy of risk reduction measures (barriers)]
  • Management of process safety in operations [operating procedures, design and operating limits, human factors, inspection and maintenance, and emergency response]
  • Management of change
  • Learning from previous incidents and near misses
  • Self-verification and measurement
  • Process safety key performance indicators
  • Management review and auditing
  • Process safety leadership [governance and culture]