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HSE 148-03 04-Feb - 08-Feb-2018 dubai $ 4450 english
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HSE 148-06 15-Jul - 19-Jul-2018 london $5200 english Register Now
HSE 148-07 23-Sep - 27-Sep-2018 dubai $4450 english Register Now
HSE 148-08 25-Nov - 29-Nov-2018 doha $ 4450 english Register Now


This course will develop the skills of professionals who conduct hazard reviews and manage process safety recommendations. The course will provide the tools required to perform effective and comprehensive safety reviews, and understand the different tools available to make good and cost-effective decisions.

The course includes: team selection, pre HAZOP preparations, identifying hazards, conducting an effective hazard review (HAZOP), developing cost-effective and risk-ranked recommendations to remedy the hazards, and preparing a final report on the hazard review. The course will also cover when to use more quantitative methods like LOPA, SIL and FTA. The course will include a hands-on approach that demonstrates HAZOP techniques and provides working examples.

After attending the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand when a HAZOP is required
  • Perform a HAZOP in a time effective manner
  • Determine what relevant information is required for meetings
  • Avoid conflict and ensure that no important issues are omitted from meetings
  • Generate well-documented recommendations that are risk-ranked by most important to ensure effective implementation
  • Generate a list of other recommendations that are non-critical to process safety
  • Understand when semi-quantitative and quantitative techniques are useful or when to enlist specialist help
  • Generate a report that is well written, comprehensive and can be revalidated in the future without much difficulty
  • Prepare and maintain an evergreen HAZOP for the process

The course will cover the following topics:

Identifying Hazards Understanding the different techniques for conducting hazard reviews (what if, checklist, FMEA, HAZOP,LOPA, FTA) Understanding how to perform a HAZOP review: concepts and detailed understanding through the use of examples Determining when HAZOP studies should be done through project development and during plant life cycle: baseline, revalidation, process changes, and maintaining evergreen HAZOP Preparing for a HAZOP Selecting the HAZOP team Conducting an effective HAZOP – team management and time management Developing recommendations Risk ranking recommendations Tracking recommendations and preparing a timeline for completion Identifying where more quantitative risk analysis is required using LOPA, Risk Matrix, or FTA Writing the HAZOP report Understanding the role of the HAZOP team leader Understanding the role of the HAZOP team members

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals involved with safety in process, operations, maintenance and projects and implementing safety recommendations from hazard reviews.

 Program Outline

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Method

  • Why PSM (a historical review)
  • Recent Significant Accidents
  • Elements of PSM
  • HAZARD Reviews
  • Identifying Hazards
    • Interaction matrix
    • External impacts
  • Selecting appropriate Hazard Identification Techniques
    • HAZOP
    • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
    • Structured What-If Techniques
    • LOPA
    • FTA
    • Concept of Risk
      • Frequency of occurrence
    • Severity of consequence
      • Understanding explosions and their impact
      • Understanding Dust explosions and their impact
      • Understanding impact on buildings and people on sit and offsite
    • Risk Ranking Matrix
    • SIL allocation and SIL Matrix
  • HAZOP Methodology
    • Setting the boundary for the HAZOP review
    • Identifying nodes for HAZOP Study
    • Applying HAZOP Guidewords
    • Applying deviations
    • Identifying scenarios leading to hazardous situations
    • Determining adequacy of existing safety systems
    • Determining what additional safety systems are required
  • When to Initiate a HAZOP:
    • During development stages of a project
    • Baseline HAZOP for existing plant
    • When implementing process changes
    • After an incident
    • Maintaining evergreen HAZOP for the plant
  • Planning a HAZOP Study
    • Information required for a HAZOP
    • Defining the HAZOP boundary
    • Determine time required: what is excluded and what is included
  • Selecting the HAZOP Team
    • Who must be included
    • Who can be called in as required
  • Running the HAZOP process
    • How to keep discussion on target
    • When to stop discussions and refer to an outside team
    • How to bring in other resources as required
    • How to resolve conflict at meetings
    • Breaks and data gathering during meetings
    • Attendance
  • Responsibilities of HAZOP Leaders
    • Personal interaction
    • Good listening skills
    • Summarizing discussions in a manner acceptable to team
    • How to diffuse situations
    • Controlling the meeting
    • Know the alternative hazard review techniques
    • When to call in external resources
    • Generating the HAZOP report
  • Responsibility of HAZOP Team Members
    • Knowledge
    • Open to discussion
    • Willing to search for information outside of meetings
    • Attending on time
    • collaboration
  • Using HAZOP Software
    • Input
    • Screens
    • Adding columns
    • Hiding columns
    • modifying software to suit
    • inputting information before start of HAZOP meetings
    • spell check
    • copying from other HAZOP studies or other components
      • how to
      • pitfalls
  • Using Excel Spreadsheets
  • Developing Recommendations
  • Risk Ranking Using Risk Matrix Before and After Recommendations
  • Writing HAZOP Recommendations
  • Software Output
  • Consolidating Recommendations in Final Report
  • Writing Effective HAZOP Report
    • Summary
    • HAZOP Boundary
    • Recommendations Risk Based
      • Critical
      • Non critical
    • Define HAZOP Methodology
    • List of Participants, their Qualification and Attendance Record
    • Detailed HAZOP Output
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