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.

Course Content

  • Safety legislative framework in the UKplant_reliability.jpg
  • Qualitative Risk Assessment (QRA): both manually and by use of specialist computer software
  • Process terminology: common terminology and diagrams
  • Project life-cycle: manage a project from the concept to operation
  • Past incidents: past incidents at chemical plants are studied so that lessons can be learnt
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS): implement effective SMS’ and the impact of risk assessment
  • Hazard identification: checklists, Failure Mode Evaluation & Effects Analysis (FMEA), structured What-If (SWIFT), risk matrix
  • HAZOP: identifying hazardous or unacceptable situations and quantifying them
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA): used to describe how basic events combine to cause system failures or accidents
  • Event tree analysis: identify and quantify possible outcomes from an event
  • Risk predictions: how to make decisions based on risk predictions and how to present them
  • Average fatal risk
  • F-N Curve
  • Risk contours
  • Fatal Accident Rate (FAR)

Course Director - Philip Nalpanic (DNV Technica)