Introduction to HAZOP

Introduction to HAZOP Course Overview
The Introduction to HAZOP Course is a one day course intended to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of a HAZOP study.
As part of the Risk Analysis process detailed in international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) tools such as HAZop and OPerability (HAZOP) are used to identify potential undesirable events that could lead to hazardous scenarios or operability problems within a process.
The course can be delivered in person or via our virtual classroom.

Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants should have an appreciation of:
• The concept of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) in the context of the requirements of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511
• The concept of Hazard, Risk and the As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) principle
• Essential Features of a HAZOP Study
• Structured Methodology applied in a HAZOP study
• The concept of Risk Ranking and Risk Matrices for use in the study
• Application of HAZOP studies for Batch Processes
• Key Points when preparing for a HAZOP workshop
• Use and application of the software package ProSet’s PHA Comp Module to conduct and record PHA studies

Qualifications, Skills, Competence gained
• Certificate setting out the key topics covered in the course.
• Knowledge of key concepts that underpin PHA studies.
• Understand the structured methodology used in HAZOP Workshops
• Tools to conduct an effective and efficient HAZOP study
• HAZOP Workshops with real examples to demonstrate an understanding of the HAZOP process.
Who will benefit
• Employees that need an awareness of the HAZOP studies

Course Evaluation
Course evaluation will be via feedback form.


South Africa

Training Dates:

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

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

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

1 Introduction to the course
2 Introduction to HAZOP
• What is a HAZOP?
• What are Hazards and Risk?
• As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
• Limitations of HAZOPs
• Essential Features of HAZOP

3 HAZOP Procedures
• Procedure in conducting a HAZOP
• Guidewords and Deviations
• Causes, Consequences and Safeguards
• Risk Ranking

4 HAZOP preparation, reporting and special arrangements
• HAZOP in batch processes
• Study Preparation
• HAZOP reporting

5 Workshops and Exercises
• Conducting exercises of conducting a HAZOP

6 Open Forum
• General discussion & feedback