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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

11 November 2024 - 14 November 2024

Introduction

Effective process safety management is a blend of engineering and management skills and is of vital importance in major hazard industries to prevent catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances.

Process risks that are effectively controlled help to optimise business efficiency, reduce downtime and protect people and assets, as well as business reputation.

But process safety management isn't just the job of the process safety specialist. It's important that all managers, supervisors and safety professionals working in these industries possess an understanding of process safety to allow them to manage their responsibilities effectively.

Developed by NEBOSH and HSE, the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is a four-day course followed by a formal assessment to give managers, supervisors and safety professionals working in high hazard industries a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk.

The knowledge gained from this qualification will allow them to recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards and make a real impact across their organisation. The course provides a wide-ranging introduction to process safety management. It also provides an introduction to common hazards found in the process industries.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Understand process safety management to ensure that they can contribute to the effective management of process safety risks
  • Be able to describe the main elements of a process safety management system and why each element is important
  • Have an appreciation of how to establish process safety management systems and the performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Understand hazards and controls for chemical reactions, bulk storage of dangerous substances, fire and explosion

For more information, download the NEBOSH flyer.

What the course will cover

This course gives a wide-ranging introduction to process safety management. It introduces the key elements of a process safety management system and facilitates an understanding of why each of the elements is important. Other topics introduced on this course include asset management and maintenance strategies, safe start-up and shutdown of process plant, and performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment. Delegates will examine hazards and controls for chemical reactions, bulk storage of dangerous substances, and fire and explosion, along with the purpose and features of emergency plans.

The course is delivered by HSE experts who have a wide range of process safety experience gained through HSE's activities in the onshore chemical and offshore oil and gas industries.

How is the qualification assessed?

Delegates are assessed by a 90 minute multiple choice examination, which must be accessed and completed via NEBOSH's Online Assessment Platform within a 24-hour window. The date is set by NEBOSH and will be within 4 weeks of attending the course.

Who should attend?

This qualification is ideal for those who are new to or have some experience and knowledge (building on level 2 knowledge) of process safety, including:

  • people with a background in occupational health and safety, but working in or moving into a high hazard process industry;
  • people moving into a safety career from, for example, a plant operation or maintenance background;
  • graduates starting a career in a process industry; and
  • people whose main role is not safety related but need to know about process safety, e.g. shift supervisors, maintenance engineers or new plant managers.

This qualification is not designed for process safety or chemical engineers with extensive operational experience of working within the processing environment.

It is advised that delegates should have some prior knowledge of health and safety issues and concepts.

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact us by email.

Venue

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 major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk

Price

£1,690 per person (includes tuition, assessment, course notes and handbook, lunch and refreshments, a course dinner on the Tuesday evening and the NEBOSH examination fee).

The NEBOSH registration closes three weeks before the exam date - bookings may still be taken after this cut off date but they may incur an additional £100 administration fee. Name changes may also incur this fee.

Please note: Learner details will be shared with NEBOSH as part of the qualification registration process. For this they will also need the learner's date of birth - please provide this in the 'comments' box when making a booking.

Book Course

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.

Email: HSEtraining@hse.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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