Process Safety Management in Design & Operations


Controlling risks within major hazard enterprises requires a robust process safety management (PSM) system.  This course introduces the essential elements of a PSM system and provides an overview of key focus areas including process safety leadership, process safety studies, strategies for reducing and managing risk, and monitoring and auditing performance.


At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Analyse the process safety management system
  2. Analyse the importance of assuring the integrity of engineered barriers (plant), competency of key personnel (people) and quality of procedures (processes)
  3. Devise approaches for the successful implementation of the process safety management system.


Outline content

  • Definition of Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Twenty elements of a PSM system:
  • Process safety leadership
  • Risk identification and assessment
  • Risk management
  • Review and improvement
  • Process safety standards and guidance
  • Inherently safer design
  • Process safety studies:
  • Layers of protection analysis (LOPA) and SIL
  • Physical effects modelling
  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) modelling
  • ALARP assessment
  • Process safety reviews
  • Barrier diagrams (Bowtie analysis)
  • Safety critical elements, performance standards, assurance and verification
  • Process safety leading and lagging indicators
  • Process safety audits
  • Management of change
  • Implementation aspects


Study options

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

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