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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

Course Description

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed specifically for those with safety responsibilities in the process industry, such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and mining. The course has been developed through a collaboration between NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the UK Health and Safety Regulator 

This new specialist qualification aims to provide holders with the knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management to ensure that they can contribute to the effective management of process safety risks. 

Given the hazardous nature of these industries, this qualification has been designed to give specialist knowledge and understanding to managers, supervisors and safety professionals. 


Introduction

The course covers 

  • Establishment of process management systems
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies
  • Start-up and shut-down of process plant
  • Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Hazards and controls for chemical reactions, bulk storage of dangerous substances, fire and explosions
  • Purpose and features of emergency plans

Course Objective

By the end of this course delegates will be able to 

  • understand the main features of a management of change process
  • understand the meaning of competence Establishing a Process Safety Management System
  • understand PSM System and how it fits within a Safety Management System (SMS) structure
  • understand the use and content of a HAZOP
  • understand the concept of HAZID, FMEA, ETA
  • understand what is meant by ALARP and the hierarchy of control
  • understand the concept of Standard Operating Envelope (SOE)
  • understand the importance of verification that SOP actually works - focus on work as done
  • understand general issues and hazards associated with start-up and shut-down
  • understand reasons for performance standards for both safety critical systems and items of equipment
  • understand the uses and hazards of steam and water in the process and associate controls
  • understand biological issues arising from the use of cooling towers
  • understand exothermic reactions and their potential for thermal runaway
  • understand the mechanisms for, and the possible consequences of jet fires, pool fires, BLEVE, CVCE and UVCE
  • understand the classifications and zoning, and the electrical equipment that can be used in each Zone
  • understand the mechanism of dust explosions and how to mitigate it

Target Audience

This qualification is a blend of engineering and management skills to provide process safety knowledge and understanding of recognized industrial practices to managers, supervisors and safety professionals to allow them to manage their process safety responsibilities to prevent catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances such as chemicals and hydrocarbons.

It is aimed at personnel at different levels in the organizations including 

  • Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Team Leaders
  • Senior Engineers
  • Specialists
  • Engineers
  • Coordinators
  • Operators and Technicians

 across a wide range of sections and departments including

  • HSE
  • Operational Excellence
  • Reliability and Asset Integrity 
  • Maintenance and Engineering
  • Operations 

In a wide range of industries including 

  • Oil and Gas
  • Refining and Petrochemicals 
  • Mining, Steel manufacturing 
  • Manufacturing 

Course Outline

DAY 1

Process Safety Management Meaning

  • The distinction between Process Safety vs Personal Safety

Process Safety Leaderships

  • To understand the importance of leadership and the ways that leaders can demonstrate their commitment to process safety

Organizational Learning

  • To understand the importance of properly investigating and learning from incidents
  • To understand the importance retaining organizational knowledge and learning from incidents

Management of Change

  • Understand the main features of a management of change process

Worker Engagement

  • To understand the benefits and limitations and the difference between informing and consulting on health and safety

Competence

  • To understand the meaning of competence Establishing a Process Safety Management System
  • To understand PSM System and how it fits within a Safety Management System structure
  • To understand the difference between leading and lagging indicators and the meaning of audit

Risk management techniques used within the process industries

  • To understand hazard, risk and risk assessment as a platform for other risk assessment techniques
  • To understand the use and content of a HAZOP
  • To understand the concept of HAZID, FMEA, ETA

DAY 2 

Recap of Day 1

Risk management techniques used within the process industries 

  • To understand what is meant by ALARP and the hierarchy of control

Asset management and maintenance strategies

  • To understand how asset management needs to be considered at all stages
  • To understand the types of maintenance

Role, purpose and features of a permit to work system

  • To understand the importance of a permit to work
  • To understand the key sections and features of permit
  • To understand the types of permit and when a permit is not required

Safe shift handover

  • Importance, key features and typical content of a shift handover

Contractor management

  • To explain what a contractor is and the scale of which they are used within the process industries
  • To understand the process for contractor approval and the importance of review of contractor performance
  • To understand content of contractor induction, monitoring and documentation that is needed

Operating procedures

  • To understand the concept of Standard Operating Envelope
  • To explain the purpose and requirements of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Relation of SOP and SOE

DAY 3

Recap of Day 2

Operating procedures

  • To understand the importance of verification that SOP actually works - focus on work as done

Safe startup and shutdown

  • To understand general issues and hazards associated with startup and shutdown

Safety critical performance standards

  • To understand reasons for performance standards for both safety critical systems and items of equipment
  • Illustrate the application of FARSI 

Utilities

  • To understand the uses and hazards of steam and water in the process and associate controls
  • To understand biological issues arising from the use of cooling towers
  • To understand the purpose and uses of inerting

Electricity and static electricity

  • To understand the hazards of electricity 

Dangerous substances

  • To understand the types and properties of dangerous substances

Reaction Hazards Thermal Runaway

  • To understand exothermic reactions and their potential for thermal runaway

DAY 4

Recap of Day 3

Bulk storage operations

  • To understand the types and hazards in use of tanks
  • Factors relevant to the siting of tanks
  • Design features of tanks and risks of specific tank types 
  • Safe storage of chemicals in warehouses

Fire Hazards

  • To understand how fire starts and fuels that are present in processing industries
  • To understand the mechanisms for, and the possible consequences of jet fires, pool fires, BLEVE, CVCE and UVCE

Fire and explosion protection

  • To understand the operation and selection of different detection methods
  • To understand the classifications and zoning, and the electrical equipment that can be used in each Zone
  • To understand the application of the different protection systems, benefits and limitations

Dust explosions

  • To understand the mechanism of dust explosions and how to mitigate it

Emergency preparedness

  • Purpose and development of emergency plans 

DAY5 

Review and Examination

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is assessed by a 90 minute exam consisting of 40 multiple choice questions. Score of minimum 60 percent is required to pass.


  
  

Ref Location From To
NEBOSH PSM Kuwait 24-6-2018 28-6-2018
NEBOSH PSM Cairo 7-10-2018 11-10-2018
NEBOSH PSM Cairo 9-12-2018 13-12-2018