HAZOP Study Management

Why Attend

HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) study is one of the most widely used hazard identification methods in the world and is utilized across many different industries. Countless potential risks and problems can be identified by using the systematic and structured approach of HAZOP.

A successful HAZOP study is only possible if the study is led effectively. Without good leadership, studies ‘drift’ and become, at best, design reviews; or, at worst, contractual arguments. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the HAZOP methodology and why it works, as well as key skills to take on the role of a HAZOP Team Leader.

Participants will learn how to function as a HAZOP study Leader including preparing and selecting a team, choosing nodes, estimating timescales for completion, avoiding common problems, and formulating reports.

Course Methodology

Case study examples will be used for exercises to ensure that the participants can focus on understanding the requirements for HAZOP leadership. All participants will be given the opportunity to fulfill the roles of Leader and Scribe during workshops and to practice guiding a team through the HAZOP process. A proprietary HAZOP software package will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to ‘set up’ a study using this software.

This course heavily utilizes an in-depth practical exercise in which participants will recreate a HAZOP study from the preparation stage through to making organizational recommendations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare for a successful HAZOP study that clearly identifies scope and timeframes
  • Select and motivate the HAZOP team to complete the study on time and with results
  • Guide productive HAZOP study meetings to reach positive outcomes
  • Identify and solve problems that arise during HAZOP studies
  • Create effective and user-friendly HAZOP study reports
  • Analyze HAZOP study results and make organizational improvement recommendations

Target Audience

This course is suitable for personnel who are required to lead HAZOP studies in any industry. Participants must have experience as a team member and understand the HAZOP methodology (the methodology will be reviewed from the leader’s perspective)

Target Competencies

  • Developing the HAZOP Study
  • Leading the HAZOP Study
  • Report Writing
  • Team Management


South Africa

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Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • The role of HAZOP
    • The role of HAZOP in risk assessment
    • What happens when it goes wrong?
    • Historical perspective
      • The origins and development of HAZOP
    • HAZOP terminology
  • HAZOP and safety
    • The benefits arising from the application of HAZOP
    • The drawbacks of not employing HAZOP
    • The requirements of a ‘safe’ plant, and how HAZOP helps to ensure that these are in place
  • Leading the HAZOP study
    • The HAZOP definition and it’s understanding
    • What are the hazards?
    • What are the operability problems?
    • HAZOP preparation
    • Defining the scope of the study
    • The information required
    • Part (Node) definition
      • Continuous processes
      • Batch processes
      • Procedural studies
    • HAZOP timeframe
    • Team definition and requirements
    • Starting the HAZOP team discussion
  • Putting a HAZOP study into practice: A case study
    •  A continuous and guided HAZOP study workshop
    • Preparing the study
    • Taking the lead
    • Identifying the components
    • Formulating the team
    • Motivating the team
  • Reviewing the HAZOP case study
    • Identifying common mistakes
    • What needs to be changed
    • Improvement methods
    • Preparing HAZOP reports
    • Implementing recommendations