Process Safety Management Training

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Course Description

This course covers the explanation of the PSM and HAZOP techniques and how to apply such techniques in the process safety.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, safety/environment personnel, plant operators, area managers and maintenance personnel will benefit from this course.
Course Objectives
The aim of this course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and group leadership skills to lead teams in effective Process Hazards Analysis
(PHA) studies and PSM studies.

Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will:
• Gain an understanding of the concepts of PSM, PHA and of the major techniques for hazard identification and when each should be used.
• Gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in PSM, PHA leadership and training in the skills necessary for leading PSM studies.


  • Introduction to PSM and its origins and goals
  • Overview of PSM standards and regulations worldwide, definitions, compliance interpretations
  • Elements of PSM
    • Human error basics
    • Elements missing from most PSM systems, including specific human factor as-pacts, management commitment & accountability
    • Process safety information
    • Operating procedures
  • Elements of PSM (continued):
    • Hot work permit/safe work
    • Contractors safety
    • Process hazard analysis
    • Management of change
    • Pre-startup safety review
  • Elements of PSM
    • Emergency planning and response
    • Incident investigation
  • Key Performance Indicators, Leading Indicators, and Tracking
  • Hazardous materials (flammable & combustible substances)
  • Hazardous areas
  • Hazard identification
  • Hazard analysis
  • Components of HAZOP
  • Standard guide words
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Summary of roles and responsibilities