Process Safety Management Best Practice

ABB Consulting
Course summary
Professional Training
5 days
1,995 GBP excl. VAT
Full time

Course description

Process Safety Management Best Practice - 5 Day Training Course

Process safety has hit the headlines in recent years following the major explosions and fires at BP’s Texas City refinery and the Buncefield storage depot in the UK. The Baker panel review in the USA and the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Leading from the top - avoiding major accidents’ programme in the UK has amplified the importance of effective Process Safety Management (PSM).

An essential part of effective PSM is an integrated and comprehensive PSM system. The PSM system needs to include both technical and organisational elements as specified in the OSHA CFR 1910 for PSM, and the UK HSE’s HSG 65 successful Health and Safety management. The latter is used as the framework for demonstrating that UK COMAH sites comply with the requirements of the Seveso II directive.

This training course is based on the PSM framework provided by OSHA in the USA and by the HSE in the UK. It also includes the practical experience of ABB Consulting process safety consultants in the design and operation of high hazard process plants.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at operations managers, senior process engineers and safety specialists within an organisation responsible for leading process safety, monitoring the performance of PSM arrangements and implementing improvements to achieve high levels of process safety performance.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Delegates will leave this course with the following:

  • Understanding the key elements of a PSM system
  • Understanding of relevant good practice within each element
  • Identifying ways of improving your company’s PSM system
  • Opportunity to network with other process safety specialists
  • Discuss specific issues with ABB’s specialist consultants
  • Receive ABB’s detailed course manual with key references

Training Course Content

The schedule for the course is as follows:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to PSM
  • Management and leadership
  • Achieving effective PSM
  • PSPIs

Day 2:

  • Process safety information
    • Chemical hazard information
    • Process technology information
    • Equipment design information
  • Process Hazard Analysis / Hazard studies
    • Techniques
    • Inherent safety
    • Re-validation

Day 3

  • Operating procedures
  • Training and competence
  • Safe work practices
  • Contractors

Day 4

  • Mechanical integrity
  • Management of change
  • Pre-start-up Safety Reviews
  • Emergency planning and response

Day 5

  • Incident investigation
  • Auditing


This Process Safety Management Best Practice training course is priced at £1,995 +VAT per delegate.

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ABB UK Training courses

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ABB Consulting is part of the global ABB Group of companies currently operating in over 100 different countries. In the UK, ABB operates from more than 20 locations and is nationally renowned as a leader in power and automation technologies that...

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Daresbury Park
WA4 4BT Warrington

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Kevin Zhang
It was a very useful training session for me and will support our supplier process safety improvement project. Kevin Zhang, Syngenta
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