18 March 2024
- 21 March 2024
Effective process safety management is a blend of engineering
and management skills and is of vital importance in major hazard
industries to prevent catastrophic accidents and near misses
associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous
Process risks that are effectively controlled help to optimise
business efficiency, reduce downtime and protect people and assets,
as well as business reputation.
But process safety management 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 manage their
Developed 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. The course
provides a wide-ranging introduction to process safety management.
It also provides an introduction to common hazards found in the
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand process safety management to ensure that they can
contribute to the effective management of process safety risks
- Be able to describe the main elements of a process safety
management system and why each element is important
- Have an appreciation of how to establish process safety
management systems and the performance standards for safety
critical systems and equipment
- Understand hazards and controls for chemical reactions, bulk
storage of dangerous substances, fire and explosion
For more information,
download the NEBOSH flyer.
What the course will cover
This course gives a wide-ranging introduction to process safety
management. It introduces the key elements of a process safety
management system and facilitates an understanding of why each of
the elements is important. Other topics introduced on this course
include asset management and maintenance strategies, safe start-up
and shutdown of process plant, and performance standards for safety
critical systems and equipment. Delegates will examine hazards and
controls for chemical reactions, bulk storage of dangerous
substances, and fire and explosion, along with the purpose and
features of emergency plans.
The course is delivered by HSE experts who have a wide range of
process safety experience gained through HSE's activities in the
onshore chemical and offshore oil and gas industries.
How is the qualification assessed?
Delegates 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 4 weeks of attending the course.
Who should attend?
This qualification is ideal for those who are new to or have
some experience and knowledge (building on level 2 knowledge) of
process safety, including:
- people with a background in occupational health and safety, but
working in or moving into a high hazard process industry;
- people moving into a safety career from, for example, a plant
operation or maintenance background;
- graduates starting a career in a process industry; and
- people whose main role is not safety related but need to know
about process safety, e.g. shift supervisors, maintenance engineers
or new plant managers.
This qualification is not designed for process safety or
chemical engineers with extensive operational experience of working
within the processing environment.
It is advised that delegates should have some prior knowledge of
health and safety issues and concepts.
If you are unsure whether this course is right for you,
please contact us by email.
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.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£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.
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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