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Hazard Study Leaders

ABB Consulting
Course summary
5 days
2,150 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 21/06/2021 - Teesside
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2,150 GBP

2,150 GBP

Course description

Hazard Study Leaders Training course

Hazard studies (including HAZID and HAZOP) are an essential element in managing the Process Safety impact of new projects and the ongoing operation of existing plants. 

The techniques covered in this course are directly applicable to all industry sectors including chemicals, petrochemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and utilities. They are well proven and highly effective for identifying hazards, assessing risks and developing improvement plans. This course will train you in the ABB Consulting techniques of the 8 stage hazard process and will develop the necessary skills to lead a team in carrying out hazard studies.

The 8 stage hazard study process covers the full lifecycle of a project. It starts at the feasibility stage of a project with a study of the inherent safety of the project concept. The 8 stage hazard study process then mirrors the development phases of the project through detailed design, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operation. At each stage there is a hazard study technique which aligns with the needs and level of development of the project. 

The 8 stage hazard study process has been developed by ABB over many years following the invention of HAZOP studies, to include HAZID studies to identify major accident hazards in early process design. This phased approach to Process Safety assessments during the life of the project reduces the likelihood of discovering significant safety or environmental problems in the later stages of the project and ensures cost effective risk management. The ABB hazard study process can be applied to continuous and batch processes, non-chemical systems and PLC control systems, new projects, modifications, and existing plants.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at process design engineers, safety managers, advisors, engineers and works or business technical personnel who are likely to lead Hazard Studies on a regular basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This Hazard Study Leaders training course is accredited by the IChemE and meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Training Course Content

This course covers the following areas:

Hazard Study 0 - Inherent safety, how to avoid hazards by design

  • The phased 8 stage hazard study system
  • Tolerability of risk, what risks are acceptable

Hazard Study 1 - early identification of hazards

  • Guided exercise - development of fault trees to assess hazards
  • Syndicate Exercises
  • Fires and explosions hazards

Hazard Study 2 / HAZID - establish the basis of safety

  • Reliability of instrumented protective systems
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Common mode and dependency
  • How to include human factors
  • Deviation analysis based hazard study

Hazard Study 3 / HAZOP

  • Team leadership, how to lead an effective hazard study
  • Leadership skills
  • Feedback focussed on team leadership
  • How to apply the techniques to package units

Hazard Studies 4 & 5 - pre commissioning studies

Hazard Study 6 - feedback from an operating plant

  • Process control computers and programmable systems
  • Hazard Studies of modifications

Hazard Study 7 / Process Hazard Review - of existing operations


This Hazard Study Leaders training course is priced at £2,150 +VAT per delegate. For members of IChemE, there is a discounted priced of £2,030 +VAT

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ABB UK Training courses

ABB Consulting technical training courses - providing in-depth knowledge on key engineering subject areas

ABB Consulting is part of the global ABB Group of companies currently operating in over 100 different countries. In the UK, ABB operates from more than 20 locations and is nationally renowned as a leader in power and automation technologies that...

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Daresbury Park
WA4 4BT Warrington

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Average rating 4

Based on 3 reviews.

Good practical sessions - enables theory to be reinforced.
Realised the power of hazard study 1 and hazard study 2.
Excellent mix of videos, presentations and exercises.
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