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 - www.methodprosafe.com/hsl
- HazOp Training for Team Members - www.methodprosafe.com/hst
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 prosafe.com/hsl. And for our team members course, visit method prosafe.com/hst.