Short courses for industry
Gain hands-on practical experience, update your knowledge of safety regulations and learn from industrial experts.
Our highly-regarded short courses have been developed and are delivered by:
- professionals at here at the University of Sheffield
- the Institute of Chemical Engineers
- the Health and Safety Executive
- a range of commercial consultancies
This combination of knowledge and expertise ensures the highest academic standards. You'll be taught by the best - to be the best.
Who are the short courses for?
These courses have been designed for those employed in the process industries and are suitable for:
- site/plant managers
- process safety managers/engineers
- process engineers
- process chemists
- shift supervisors
- safety professionals
Fees are £1,500 per course.
Discounts are available for alumni (from the MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention course), University of Sheffield students and multiple bookings.
Most courses are around four days long. Upcoming dates are listed below.
How to apply
Get in touch to let us know which course/s you're interested in:
- 0114 222 7500
Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
Safety instrumented systems play an important part in the minimisation of risk. The functional safety standards were developed to provide a robust framework for the management of these systems throughout their life, thereby minimising failures in this critical layer of protection.
Process Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry
The module will describe how techniques covered on the rest of the course are applied to process safety issues specific to the oil and gas industry. Within the oil industry, it will cover process safety in exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing and retail operations.
Process Safety in the Chemical Industry
A wide range of chemical hazards are examined at a fundamental level and the likely harm caused to humans, chemical plant and environment arising from these is quantified. In each case, the methods adopted for identifying and reducing hazards is developed and auditing tools are described as a means of self-regulation.
Process Safety in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Consumer Products Industries
The module will describe how techniques covered on the rest of the course are appliedfood to process safety issues specific to the pharmaceutical, food and consumer product industries.
Safety in Nuclear Operations
The nuclear industry has a history dating back to the 1950s and its profile today is a reflection of this long historical legacy as well as the present day needs which are shaping its future.
Process Safety Management and Loss Prevention
This course gives you the skills to ensure your plant is reliable, available and efficiently maintained. You'll be introduced to qualitative and quantitative analysis of maintainability as well as the basic concepts, techniques and potential of reliability engineering.
Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
The ability to full understand all the hazards associated with modern chemical/processing plant is vital, this course gives you an introduction to the tools needed for hazard analysis and risk assessment.
Hazards in Process Plant design and Operation
This course focuses on all aspects of process safety across the lifecycle from concept, detailed design, construction, start-up, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability
Time and money are wasted by ineffective running of process plants. This course gives you the toolbox you need to help you make sure your plant is reliable, available and efficiently maintained.
Applied Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
How can you control hazards in the workplace? The Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP) is an excellent risk assessment tool that enables you to identify hazards and reduce associated risks.
Human Error and Human Behaviour
Behavioural safety is fast becoming the number one priority for industry today. The majority of industrial incidents are caused by human error. This course concentrates on how human error and behaviour affect the design and running of industrial processes.