ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Certified HAZOP Leader

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About the course

This course explores best practice in HAZOP leadership and management. Delegates will learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programs more effectively. They will also learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution. Case studies will allow delegates to undertake a range of project team roles and provide the opportunity to guide a team through the HAZOP process.

## Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Prepare for a HAZOP study meeting and program
  • Choose nodes (parts of the drawings or operation for HAZOP study)
  • Estimate the program requirements for the successful completion of a study
  • Facilitate techniques to motivate the team and keep them on task
  • Avoid common problems encountered during study meetings, including challenging behaviours
  • Discuss HAZOP Techniques
  • Act as a Team Leader of a HAZOP Team and carry out HAZOP Studies

Course Outline

Welcome & Introduction


  • Examples of major disaster accidents
  • Hazardous materials
  • Flammable
  • Combustible substances
  • Hazardous areas:
  • IEC standards, ATEX directive (EC)
  • Process safety management (PSM – OSHA)
  • Hazard identification
  • Hazard analysis
  • Introduction to HAZOP
  • need for HAZOP
  • what are HAZOPS?
  • Components of HAZOP
  • Standard guide words
  • Intention, parameters, and deviation
  • Preparation for carrying out HAZ
  • HAZOP team
  • Team leadership skills
  • Team leader qualifications
  • Responsibility of participants in PHAs & HAZOP teams
  • HAZOP techniques
  • HAZOP methodology
  • Applying HAZOP
  • FMEA & fault tree
  • Process hazard analysis
  • Management of change
  • HAZOP examples & application
  • HAZOP results/recordkeeping
  • HAZOP reports
  • Post-Test / Competency Exam

Presentation of Certificate

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of PHA and HAZOP Studies for those who are involved in the management, engineering (design, process, chemical, facilities, instrumentation and controls), operations and safety of process operations. Engineers, safety/environment personnel, plant operators, area managers and maintenance personnel will benefit from the practical approach presented in this course.

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