Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study

Purpose

To gain an understanding of the technique, application and limitations of the HAZOP study methodology, one of the most commonly-used hazard identification methods.  This module does not provide detailed HAZOP facilitator training but does cover the skills needed and the work that the facilitator must do as part of the HAZOP Study.  Students will have the opportunity to practise the technique.

 

At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Critically review the HAZOP technique and examples of output
  2. Analyse how the HAZOP technique can be applied at the different stages of a project’s lifecycle such as FEED, detailed design, revalidation and decommissioning
  3. Prepare for a HAZOP workshop, determine the skills and actions necessary to lead a HAZOP and how to generate a HAZOP report

 

Outline content

  • Introduction to risk assessment
  • Basic engineering terminology
  • Process safety incidents: lessons learned
  • HAZOP: what, when, how
  • HAZOP: guidewords and parameters
  • HAZOP: noding
  • HAZOP: teams, roles and responsibilities
  • Recording methods, software, reporting and close-out
  • Overview of the LOPA technique
  • Major HAZOP studies, minor modification studies
  • Common failings in HAZOPs
  • Limitations of HAZOPs
  • Leading HAZOP teams
  • Other forms of HAZOP: procedures, batch operations

 

Study options

Distance learning

 

Face-to-face

 

In-house customised training can be provided upon request.  Enquire for further details.

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