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Managing Ageing Assets – Creeping Changes, Data Trending and Experience from Incidents

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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 plant both onshore and offshore.

This course addresses managing ageing assets in the high hazard industries, and any other industry that relies on equipment or technology.

The course will focus on three broad areas related to managing ageing plant: identification of creeping changes; management and trending of data; and lessons learned from HSL's investigation of ageing plant incidents.

This course will cover how to identify creeping changes using a HAZID methodology that has been developed by HSL and will be published as guidance by the Energy Institute.

The course will cover

  • What are creeping changes?
  • HSE's Creeping Change HAZID (CCHAZID) methodology
  • How to manage data trending
  • Management of obsolescence
  • HSE's experience from incidents

Who should attend?

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. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this course is £650 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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