Every Team Member in a hazard and operability study has an important role to play. If you are going to be in a HazOp, it is important that you understand the HazOp process, how to prepare, and your role in the meetings to make sure your contribution is effective.
At =Method, we believe HazOps are too important to leave to chance.
This IChemE approved training course is a 1-day practical introduction to Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp). It is designed to give prospective HazOp team members the knowledge and confidence they need to participate effectively in hazard study meetings.
This learning outcome is achieved through both formal classroom training and by participating in a simulated HazOp meeting.
- An Introduction to Hazard Study – why, what and how!
- HazOp Context – process safety, and where HazOp (also called ‘hazard study 3’) fits within the IChemE’s 6-stage approach to hazard study.
- Process Hazards – an overview of the most common process hazards, including fires and explosions, overpressure and runaway reaction.
- The HazOp process – the mechanics of how HazOp meetings work.
- Risk Scoring – how do we know if we’ve done ‘enough’? Practical uses, and common pitfalls associated with risk scoring.
- HazOp Practice – a syndicate exercise, carrying out a study on either =Method’s sample process (public courses) or a real-life example (in-house courses).
- Effective Team Participation – What is expected of HazOp team members. How to prepare well and participate effectively to ensure a good HazOp.
- Functional Safety - The relationship to and requirements of Functional Safety standards (such as IEC 61511), which provide the framework within which the Hazard Studies are taking place and which in turn depend on the study outputs.
- Next Steps – what happens after HazOp
Who should attend
Anybody who will be attending HazOp or other hazard study meetings as a team member. This will include operations staff, plant managers, chemists, process engineers and other technical specialists.
This course assumes no-prior knowledge of HazOp, but background knowledge of typical process industry applications will be useful. (Note, since Hazard Study meetings would typically be multi-disciplinary, the course is designed such that the learning objectives can be met without delegates having any particular prior knowledge).
After this course you will be able to
- Participate fully in Hazard Study meetings as a team member.
- Contribute fully as a discipline representative (e.g. chemist, process engineer, plant manager) where appropriate.
What you will get
All delegates will receive:
- The course material in printed format.
A certificate of attendance for each delegate that attends the full course. (8 hours CPD)
If you have any further questions, please contact us and if you wish to proceed, check the course diary to check prices and reserve a place.