Method Process Safety

Why do =Method HazOp Training

Why do =Method HazOp Training

If you are considering doing HazOp training, then watch our 3-minute video on why you should choose =Method's IChemE approved training courses.

For course information and UK training course dates see:

  • HazOp training for Team Leaders -
  • HazOp Training for Team Members -

Method offers two IChemE approved HAZOP training courses. One for team leaders and one for team members delivered by David Sparkes, methods Technical Director in Process Safety.

Our training for team members is a 1-day introduction, designed to give study participants a sufficient understanding of the purpose and approach of HazOp, so that they can be effective team members.

Participants who arrive in a study without such training will typically halt the progress of the meeting as the facilitator must stop and mange lack of understanding within the study team.

Classic mistakes such as “but that can’t happen because we have a trip” use up valuable time and interrupt the rhythm of the study. Our team members training ensures the meeting runs smoothly. This leads to more engagement and ultimately a better study.

Our training for team leaders is a four day course. It provides the necessary knowledge of the technique of HazOp, but also deals with the wider issues that an effective study leader must master. The training recognises that a HazOp study forms part of the process and functional safety lifecycles recognises that a study leader must have a good understanding of typical process safety hazards and recognises that – in reality - the main challenge of a HazOP is to ensure that all the team members contribute. 

This last point – the ability to manage a challenging meeting - is what the great study leaders do well. They can manage over-bearing senior managers and simultaneously draw out contribution from those nervous of saying the wrong thing. So, alongside covering technical aspects, our training includes time spent understanding different peoples’ communication styles and gives tactics for managing problematic team members.

Both of these training courses are approved by the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Our IChemE assessor stated that the training “gives a really good grounding on how to help a team produce a good risk assessment”. And that was our objective in developing the training – to ensure that team members and facilitators can deliver a good risk assessment by having high quality, relevant and practical formal training.

For course information and to reserve a place on our study leaders training, visit method And for our team members course, visit method


Title: Why do =Method HazOp Training
Date: 2023-06-21
Published by: Method Process Safety

[More Process Safety news]

The Fundamentals of Process Safety Management Free Seminar

As part of our 1-day Free Live Online CPD Seminar David Sparkes CEng FIChemE PPSE, our Process Safety Technical Director will deliver "The Fundamentals of Process Safety Management".


Free Seminar: LOPA Pitfalls

Method will be talking about LOPA Pitfalls at its Free CPD Seminar in April 2024.


Process Safety, Functional Safety and Cyber training courses go west

=Method are bringing our IChemE Approved training courses to the West of the UK in 2024.


David Sparkes becomes a Fellow of the IChemE

​We are delighted that our Process Safety Technical Director David Sparkes has become a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).


=Method HazOp Courses IChemE approved

​We are delighted that both of our HazOp training courses are now IChemE approved.


IChemE have approved the =Method HazOp Training course for Leaders

We were delighted that our "HazOp for Leaders" course has been has been approved by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).


Every Team Member in a HazOp has an important role to play

Every Team Member in a hazard and operability study has an important role to play.


Could the correct operation of a safeguard cause a new risk?

During HazOp we consider what could go wrong with the process, and the safeguards we have in place to prevent that. We also consider the consequences if our safeguards don’t act to provide protection. But what about when they do operate? Could the correct operation of a safeguard cause an incident?


Hazard Study for Leaders Training Course Testimonial

We were delighted with the kind words from OTECSA Consulting after attending our Hazard Study for Leaders training course.


=Method exhibiting at CHEMUK 2022

Method Process Safety will be exhibiting at CHEMUK 2022 and will be hosting a series of seminars.


E: T: 44 (0)1462 713313. W:

Method Functional Safety

Functional Safety + Process Safety + Cyber Security + Compliance Assessment + Competency Register + Software Solutions = Method Safety and Security

Address: Method Process Safety Ltd. Method House, Davis Crescent, Hitchin, SG5 3RB
Phone: +44 (0)1462 713313 Email: Website:

Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy. Registered In England 11410637 | VAT No. GB 302 4333 56. Site © Copyright Method Process Safety Ltd 2024

LinkedinMethod Functional Safety member of InstMC