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Advanced Process Risk Assessment & Risk Management



Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems are based on a proactive process for incidents prevention as well as reactive monitoring of performance. Risk assessment is required to be applied to all activities that impact on health & safety, production, asset, environment, and the Company reputation.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to: 

  • Recognise the difference between hazard, risk, and risk assessment
  • Learn how to evaluate different types of risk 
  • Develop the skills of applying advanced risk assessment techniques relevant to the process industry
  • Develop a strategy for planning and implementing risk reduction action plans
  • Appreciate the contribution of human error to accidents
  • Be able to apply advanced techniques for root-cause analysis for incidents

Targeted Audience:

  • Management and those with responsibilities for analyzing risks and incidents
  • Production, project, process, mechanical, control, maintenance, and HSE Personnel
  • All personnel involved in implementing the Company’s HSE Management System

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Advanced Risk Assessment Techniques 1: HAZOP:

  • Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques
  • Techniques for hazard identification and analysis- HAZOP
  • Syndicate exercise- application of HAZOP to batch and continuous processes
  • Integrating HAZOP within the risk management system
  • Review of commercial HAZOP software

Unit 2: The Role of Quantified Risk Assessment ‘QRA’:

  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis ‘FMEA’
  • Decision trees and Event Tree Analysis ‘ETA’
  • Sources of failure data
  • Fault Tree Analysis ‘FTA’
  • Quantification of ETA and FTA
  • Evaluation of Individual and Societal Risks

Unit 3: Mechanics of Fire, Explosion, and Toxic Releases:

  • The role of consequence analysis in QRA
  • Types of Fires: Jet flame, pool fire, flash fire, BLEVE
  • Types of Explosion: VCE, UVCE, pressure burst, dust explosion
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Commercial software for modeling releases, fire, explosion, and toxic releases

Unit 4: Advanced Incidents Investigation Techniques:

  • The human contribution to accidents
  • The role of root cause Analysis in identifying management system failures
  • Accident investigation techniques
  • Latent failure and root causes for incidents
  • Techniques for root-cause analysis

Unit 5: Promoting a Positive Safety Culture:

  • Introduction to Safety Culture
  • Techniques for improving safety culture
  • Measuring improvements in safety culture
  • Integrating safety culture within the HSE Management System

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