Introduction to Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) - In house



  • HAZOPs – What, When, Why, Who?
  • Methodology for undertaking HAZOPs: Guidewords & Parameters explained, Qualitative Risk
  • Assessment
  • HAZOP Outcomes: Actions & Follow up studies
  • HAZOP Rules of Thumb, Limitations and relation to other PHAs
  • HAZOP Recording and Standard Software
  • Industry considerations and Accident Examples
  • Mock HAZOP Workshop
  • Practical Example
  • Questions, Summary and Close

Who the course is for

By the end of this 1-day course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts of Hazards, Risk and the ALARP principle;
  • Understand the reasons for undertaking a HAZOP and when it is appropriate;
  • Demonstrate practical experience of the HAZOP methodology, and awareness of rules of thumb, limitations, best practice and potential pitfalls;
  • Understand how HAZOP relates to other Process Hazard Assessments (PHA) such as Layer of 
  • Protection Analysis (LOPA); and 
  • Demonstrate awareness of HAZOP considerations for different industries

Course Contents

This course is aimed at Health & Safety practitioners and Process Engineers who are likely to be involved in the identification of process hazards and operability issues using the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) technique. It is also relevant for Project Managers, Plant Managers and other stakeholders who have responsibility for ensuring safety. A HAZOP study is a structured workshop based method for  systematically searching for possible deviations in process parameters which could lead to impacts on personnel safety, the environment, assets and production. For each hazard the HAZOP study identifies potential causes, consequences and existing protection measures, and enables recommendations to be made for the implementation of additional safeguards to eliminate or reduce risk to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). 

This course is based on extensive Bureau Veritas experience of identifying process hazards and reducing risks; it provides a complete introduction to HAZOP by highlighting when it should be undertaken, outlining the methodology, providing examples and carrying out a mock HAZOP workshop as a practical exercise.
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