INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS (PHA)

The objective of this 1-day course is to build an understanding of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) concepts as well as a basic understanding of the major techniques for hazard identification.

The course covers the following topics:

  1. The history and purpose of PHA
  2. Quantitative and qualitative hazard analysis overview
  3. Difference between risk analysis and PHA
  4. When is PHA performed? When risk analysis is performed?
  5. Hazard analysis and risk assessment compared
  6. Safety Management Systems by hazard analysis
  7. Overview of risk understanding
  8. Process Hazards
  9. Process accident sequence events
  10. Accident outcomes
  11. Accident consequences
  12. Process accidents
  13. Risk reduction strategies
  14. Overview of human factors in facility risk
  15. Scope of human error
  16. Factors influencing human performance
  17. Active and latent human error in accident causation
  18. Window of accident opportunity
  19. Overview of sitting issues
  20. Overview of environmental issues in facility risk
  21. PHA Teams
  22. Who should participate?  Why a team
  23. Responsibility of participants
  24. Thinking skills required of participants

PHA LEADERSHIP

THE PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS (PHA) LEADERSHIP COURSE PROVIDES THE PARTICIPANTS:

  • an understanding of the concepts of Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and its role in Health, Safety and Environment management
  • a basic understanding of all the major hazard identification techniques and when each should be used
  •  an understanding of the responsibilities involved in PHA leadership
  •  an understanding of the basic skills and practice in the use of the What-If and HAZOP techniques
  • training in the use of software as a tool in the facilitation of PHA

THE COURSE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  1. Overview of hazard management
  2. Elements of facility risk
  3. PHA teams including responsibilities, advantages, disadvantages, and team selection criteria
  4. Hazard Identification Methodologies with a focus on HAZOP and What-if studies
  5. Risk Ranking Matrix and its value for process hazard management
  6. How to read engineering drawings
  7. Documentation issues and “Due Diligence”
  8. Implementing PHA program (prioritizing and methodology selection)
  9. Preparing, performing, and documenting the study
  10. Mock HAZOP using P&ID engineering drawings and process safety information

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