Risk Assessment for Production Operations

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£3,500 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems are based on a proactive process for incidents prevention. Risk assessment is required to be applied to all activities that impacts on health & Safety, production, asset, environment and the Company reputation. In this program you will learn how to:

  • Improve your practical skills in applying risk assessment techniques relevant to your activities.
  • Effectively balance risk against cost in order to optimize risk reduction measures.
  • Motivate your people for improved safety culture.
  • Appreciate the role of Quantified Risk Assessment and major hazards.


Introduction to Risk Assessment

  • Program introduction: delegate and tutor introductions; program objectives.
  • The concepts of hazards, risk and risk assessment.
  • Human contribution to accidents- Piper Alpha disaster.
  • Methods for risk evaluation.
  • Integrating risk assessment within Risk Management.
  • Semi-quantitative risk assessment techniques.
  • The task-based approach to risk assessment.
  • Syndicate exercise: Working in small groups .

Risk Assessment Techniques: HAZOP:

  • Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques.
  • Techniques for hazard identification and analysis- HAZOP.
  • Syndicate exercise- application of HAZOP to relevant processes.
  • Integrating HAZOP within the risk management system.
  • Planning and implementing HAZOP Actions.

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis ‘FM&EA’:

  • Introduction into reliability technology.
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis ‘FM&EA’.
  • Failures of Permit-to-work systems:
  • Analysis of the consequences- mechanics of fire, explosion and toxic releases.
  • Role of Fault Tree Analysis to identify how accidents can happen
  • Group exercise on FTA.

Human Factors and Risk Assessment

  • Introduction to human factors and human error.
  • Hierarchical task analysis ‘HTA’ .
  • Task-based HAZOP: Application to critical activities onshore and offshore.
  • Working in small groups on task-based hazops.
  • Integrating human factor within HSE management system.

The Role of Quantified Risk Assessment ‘QRA’

  • Introduction to Quantified Risk Assessment.
  • The role of Event Tree Analysis in scenario development.
  • The role of Fault Tree Analysis for multi-causation analysis.
  • Applications for ETA and FTA.
  • Case Study: Working in small groups on QRA- Loss of containment event.
  • Preparation of action plans, planning and implementing.
  • Report back and discussion.
  • Personal action plans, program review and the way ahead.

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