HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) study is one of the most widely used hazard identification methods in the world and is utilized across many different industries. Countless potential risks and problems can be identified by using the systematic and structured approach of HAZOP.
A successful HAZOP study is only possible if the study is led effectively. Without good leadership, studies ‘drift’ and become, at best, design reviews; or, at worst, contractual arguments. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the HAZOP methodology and why it works, as well as key skills to take on the role of a HAZOP Team Leader.
Participants will learn how to function as a HAZOP study Leader including: preparing and selecting a team, choosing nodes, estimating timescales for completion, avoiding common problems, and formulating reports.
Case study examples will be used for exercises to ensure that the participants can focus on understanding the requirements for HAZOP leadership. All participants will be given the opportunity to fulfil the roles of Leader and Scribe during workshops and to practice guiding a team through the HAZOP process. A proprietary HAZOP software package will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to ‘set up’ a study using this software.
This course heavily utilizes an in depth practical exercise in which participants will recreate a HAZOP study from the preparation stage through to making organizational recommendations.
This course is suitable for personnel who are required to lead HAZOP studies in any industry. Participants must have experience as a team member and understand the HAZOP methodology (the methodology will be reviewed from the leader’s perspective)