Ageing Assets: Managing the Risks
03 October 2023
From challenging environments, such as chemical plants and
offshore installations, to more conventional workplaces, where
there is a requirement to manage ageing equipment and machinery,
organisations need to know that the assets they are responsible for
are safe and that the right management systems are in place to keep
them that way.
Managing ageing assets is becoming an ever more important issue
as the UK's industrial base ages. This has been highlighted by
HSE's inspection programmes of ageing plants both onshore and
This course will help delegates manage ageing plant by providing
the motivation to take action, showing and discussing examples of
how the ageing process can affect equipment and by outlining an
approach to aid decision making in the management of ageing plant
Being conscious of creeping change, the small changes that are
gradual in nature, unseen and not planned, but can add up to a
significant change, is an important consideration for organisations
who wish to proactively manage their ageing assets. The course will
explain in detail the background and development of the Creeping
Change HAZard IDentification (CCHAZID) methodology that was
developed by HSE and published as guidance by the Energy Institute
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand creeping change and why they need to be aware of
- Know how and why the CCHAZID methodology was developed
- Understand how they can use their data more effectively to
better monitor performance
- Learn from past incidents associated with poor asset management
due to creeping change
What the course will cover
This course provides an introduction and background to ageing
assets and their associated issues, and an introduction to creeping
change. It will also cover CCHAZID methods developed by HSE for the
EI. Delegates will examine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), data
management and trending. There will be interactive learning
elements, where delegates will study past incidents involving
ageing assets and creeping change.
Who should attend?
This course introduces the concept of creeping change and is
suitable for safety professionals, engineers and managers who are
responsible for managing ageing assets, or who have ageing assets
on their site.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at
£675 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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