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Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leader

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PHA for Team Leaders helps prepare leaders of process hazard analysis (PHA) study teams. In addition to receiving expert instruction on the technical and managerial procedures involved with leading a PHA team, you'll form a study team with other participants and take turns leading the team. This workshop exercise is overseen by instructors who will give feedback on your performance. Upon completing this course you will receive certification of training to satisfy OSHA's requirements for PHA team leaders.

Course Objectives

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

  • Organize and lead process hazard analysis studies including PHA revalidations using the HAZOP and “What-If” techniques
  • Discover the tactics and success factors that help ensure a successful study
  • Recognize and understand the overview of PHA and the regulatory requirements
  • Practice inherent safety review, subdividing the process for study, design intent, parameters and deviations, completing the PHA worksheet and recording PHA studies
  • Meet the regulatory requirements and apply leadership skills, managing and facility sitting in PHAs
  • Examine in treating facilities and carryout the different types of modes for operation
  • Implement quality control, reporting, managing for PHA, planning, conducting and documenting PHA revalidations

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of PHA
  • PHA Regulatory Requirements
  • What-If Studies
  • HAZOP Studies
  • Preparing and Organizing PHA Studies

Day 2

  • Inherent Safety Review
  • Subdividing the Process for Study
  • Design Intent, Parameters and Deviations
  • Completing the PHA Worksheet
  • Recording PHA Studies

Day 3

  • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
  • Leadership Skills for Managing the Team
  • Management of PHA Studies
  • Human Factors in PHAs
  • Facility Sitting in PHAs

Day 4

  • Treating Utilities
  • Handling Multiple Modes of Operation
  • PHA for Process Changes
  • PHA for Procedures
  • PHA for Batch Processes

Day 5

  • Quality Control in PHA Studies
  • PHA Report Preparation
  • Managing the Follow-Up of PHA Results
  • Planning PHA Revalidations
  • Conducting PHA Revalidations
  • Documenting PHA Revalidations

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 is intended for engineers and those who are responsible for leading PHA studies.


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