Effective HAZOP Training


HAZOP is a powerful technique for the systematic identification and mitigation of process safety hazards. More than 40 years after its inception, it is major weapon in the battle to minimise incidents at oil and gas facilities worldwide. Effective HAZOP is a two / three day course which will use a combination of presentation, videos, graphics and workshops to lead the participants through the key tenets of the technique.

Learning outcomes

  • understand how to plan, implement, record and review a HAZOP study
  • recognise and be able to use the key terminology and guidewords associated with a HAZOP study
  • be aware of the different roles within a HAZOP team and understand the key characteristics required by a HAZOP chair and the importance of balancing the HAZOP team dynamic
  • be aware of other process safety review tools and the limitations of a HAZOP study
  • gain an appreciation of the softer skills required to ensure a successful HAZOP
  • develop an instinct for the key HAZOP drivers by participating in customised learning exercises

Who will benefit

  • engineers and other technical personnel who are new to HAZOP study
  • engineers who need to refresh and update their HAZOP experience
  • experienced HAZOP team members who are targeting team leadership
  • safety and project management specialists who need an insight into the HAZOP technique

Course outline

  • introduction to HAZOP
  • history, philosophy and principals
  • node designation and guideword selection
  • identification of causes, consequences, safeguards and recommendations
  • main documents accessed - PFDs, P&IDs, terms of reference
  • decision making and criteria to ensure HAZOP success
  • probability and severity definition
  • examining by inclusion not exception
  • decision making within the group
  • SIL and LOPA
  • HAZOP leadership - team management, team motivations
  • HAZOP preparation and follow up
All modules will be supported by videos and/or worked examples