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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

16 October 2023 - 19 October 2023


Effective process safety management (PSM) requires the right blend of engineering and management skills. It is of vital importance in major hazard industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals to prevent the catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances.

Process risks that are effectively controlled also help to optimise business efficiency, reduce downtime and protect people and assets, as well as business reputation.

However, PSM isn't just the job of the process safety specialist. It's important that all managers, supervisors and safety professionals working in these industries possess an understanding of process safety to allow them to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

Developed jointly by NEBOSH and HSE, the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is a four-day course followed by a formal assessment to give managers, supervisors and safety professionals working in high hazard industries a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk.

The knowledge gained from this qualification will allow them to recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards and make a real impact across their organisation.

Learning outcomes:

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge that will allow you to contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.

The 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.

For more information,  download the NEBOSH flyer.

The course will cover:

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to cover a range of issues affecting process industries. Key topics covered by this qualification include:

  • Establishment of process management systems
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies
  • Safe start-up and shutdown of process plant
  • Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Hazards and controls for:
    • Chemical reactions
    • Bulk storage of dangerous substances
    • Fire and explosion
    • Purpose and features of emergency plans

How is the qualification assessed?

Candidates are assessed by a 90 minute multiple choice examination which must be accessed and completed via NEBOSH's Online Assessment Platform within a 24-hour window. The date is set by NEBOSH and will be within four weeks of you attending the course.

Who should attend?

This qualification is ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries, throughout the UK and internationally.

The qualification is not designed for process safety/chemical engineers with extensive operational experience of working within the processing environment.

It is also recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact us byemail.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

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£1,645 per person (includes tuition, assessment, course notes and handbook, lunch and refreshments, a course dinner on the Tuesday evening and the NEBOSH examination fee).

The NEBOSH registration closes three weeks before the exam date - bookings may still be taken after this cut off date but they may incur an additional £100 administration fee. Name changes may also incur this fee.

Please note: Learner details will be shared with NEBOSH as part of the qualification registration process. For this they will also need the learner's date of birth - please provide this in the 'comments' box when making a booking.

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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