Process Safety Management - Online - Module 3 - Risk Assessment

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Module 3 - Risk Assessment is part of the full Process Safety Management eLearning package, which provides an integrated overview of the 20 elements in 15 modular presentations sessions which are each 45 minutes in length.

This module can be undertaken as an individual module or altogether as a package on the EI’s learning management system, with recorded presentations and exercises taught by a leading expert in process safety and a former deputy director of the UK Health & Safety Executive. Learning Objectives:

• Understand how risk assessment is used to determine plant/process design; operating parameters and asset management programmes
• Become familiar with the range of risk assessment methodologies in common use
• Understand the concept of ALARP
• Understand why risk can’t be eliminated in high hazard industries.

Key Points to cover:

• Purpose: To make judgements about how to prevent hazards causing harm. To decide what represents sufficient protection and mitigation.
• Learning Points:
o Risk assessment to determine:
 the fundamental plant design and the basis of safe operations,
 designation of operating parameters – safe operating envelope & designation control systems & alarm protocols
 design of maintenance programmes
o Risk assessment to identify – failure modes of plant, equipment and control systems
 Fault trees, failure modes effects analysis
o Takes account of human factors – aim to reduce human error and avoid fatigue.
o When – risk assessment mainly when plant is designed but also important within Management of Change & learning from experience both internal and external
o Likelihood of a major incident should be reduced to as low as reasonably practicable
– ALARP. Use of QRA and qualitative risk assessment
o Major Accident Scenarios set out and documented:
 Identification of worst credible events
o Methodologies:
 HAZOP / LOPA / What if qns / Human reliability analysis / Bow Tie analysis
o Conclusions to be recorded
 Risk register
 Bow Tie Diagrams
 HAZOP conclusions
 Risk Matrices

Tutor profile:

Ian Travers

Ian is a world expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries, Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian was the former Deputy Director (Chemical Regulation) UK Health and Safety Executive and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He is an expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries. Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian has over twenty five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He led the joint HSE and industry response to the major fire and explosion at the Buncefield fuel depot in the UK and established the UK Process Safety Leadership Group.
He also chaired the international expert panel to publish the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Process Safety Governance which is now the global benchmark on Process Safety Leadership and is also a member of the Energy Institute process safety committee.

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