Advanced Process Risk Assessment & Risk Management

Start Date: 2 Jan 2022
End Date: 6 Jan 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Munich / Germany
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment


Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems are based on a proactive process for incidents prevention as well as reactive monitoring of performance. Risk assessment is required to be applied to all activities that impacts on health & Safety, production, asset, environment and the Company reputation. In this seminar you will learn how to:

         Improve your practical skills in applying advanced risk assessment techniques relevant to the process industry

         Effectively balance risk against cost in order to optimize risk reduction measures

         Motivate your people for improved safety culture

         Appreciate the role of Quantified Risk Assessment and major hazards

         Apply root-cause analysis to incident investigation and analysis


         Production, project, process, mechanical, control, maintenance and HSE personnel

         All personnel involved in implementing the Companys HSE Management System


         Previous experience in the application of general risk assessment is preferred


         Recognise the difference between hazard, risk and risk assessment

         Learn how to evaluate different types of risk 

         Develop the skills of applying advanced risk assessment techniques relevant to the process industry

         Develop a strategy for planning and implementing risk reduction action plans

         Appreciate the contribution of human error to accidents

         Be able to apply advanced techniques for root-cause analysis for incidents


Participants will learn by active participation during the programme through the use of exercises, syndicate and group discussion, training videos and discussions on relevant types of accidents and "real life" issues in their organisations.


The programme aims to provide hands-on experience in the application of advanced risk assessment techniques to all aspects of the process industry. It includes analysis of the consequences of major hazards, in terms of fire, explosion and toxic releases. These are modelled using advanced commercial software. Aspects of human error in relation to accidents are analysed and included in methods for promoting a positive safety culture in your organisation.

This training session also explores the role of analytical investigation and root-cause analysis based on Fault Tree Analysis.

Participants will be able to apply skills learnt from this training at a practical level to implement the Companys HSE Management System. In addition to your professional development, your organisation should be able to implement, monitor and review HSE action plans.


DAY 1 - Advanced Risk Assessment Techniques 1: HAZOP

         Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques

         Techniques for hazard identification and analysis- HAZOP

         Syndicate exercise- application of HAZOP to batch and continuous processes

         Integrating HAZOP within the risk management system

         Review of commercial HAZOP software

DAY 2 - The role of Quantified Risk Assessment QRA

         Failure Modes & Effects Analysis FMEA

         Decision trees and Event Tree Analysis ETA

         Sources of failure data

         Fault Tree Analysis FTA

         Quantification of ETA and FTA

         Evaluation of Individual and Societal Risks

DAY 3 -  Mechanics of Fire, Explosion and Toxic Releases

         The role of consequence analysis in QRA

         Types of Fires: Jet flame, pool fire, flash fire, BLEVE

         Types of Explosion: VCE, UVCE, pressure burst, dust explosion

         Vulnerability analysis

         Commercial software for modelling releases, fire, explosion and toxic releases

DAY 4 - Advanced Incidents Investigation Techniques

         Human contribution to accidents

         The role of root cause Analysis in identifying management system failures

         Accident investigation techniques

         Latent failure and root causes for incidents

         Techniques for root-cause analysis

DAY 5 - Promoting a positive safety culture

         Introduction to Safety Culture

         Techniques for improving safety culture

         Measuring improvements in safety culture

         Integrating safety culture within the HSE Management System

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