Hazard & Operability Study Awareness

Date of Course: 25 February 2016

Course Aim

This 1 day course will provide:

 Understanding of the HAZOP methodology and terminology.

 The ability to participate in HAZOP study meetings.

 Ability to follow the HAZOP Procedure.

 Understanding of how and why HAZOP works.

 Recognition of the requirement for clear records and recommendations, so that delegates can contribute effectively to such clarity during ‘real’ HAZOP studies.

 Understanding of the role of individuals within the HAZOP team. Delegates will learn to Challenge the expertise of other members of the team, and to have their own expertise challenged, while continuing to behave appropriately.

The ability to interpret a HAZOP Record to e.g.  understand why a recommendation was made. This prepares the delegates to implement the findings of a HAZOP study.

Delegates will be given experience during a tutor led exercises that simulate a HAZOP study meeting. Neutral examples will be employed for these exercises to ensure that the delegates can concentrate on understanding the HAZOP Procedure.

The course will ensure that the delegates understand the common causes of incidents and how a HAZOP study enables the pre-identification of such causes and their elimination from the design or procedure.


Stephen Whitty

Professional Qualifications and Experience

BSc(Hons) MSc MSc(Tech) MPhil CertEd MSaRS

Steve’s degrees range from Theoretical Chemistry to Process Safety & Loss Prevention. He started his career in nuclear R&D, and moved into safety studies because of his wide technical background. Steve holds Qualified Teacher Status and has led this and other courses many times since 1997.

He has been leading HAZOP and similar studies (e.g. HAZID, HAZAN, FMEA, LOPA, and SIL) and developing safety cases since 1989. In 1994 he established a company (Safety & Assessment Services Ltd) to supply such services. In 2010 JENBUL Ltd was acquired. JENBUL was involved in the development of the HAZOP technique and had been providing training and leadership for such studies since the 1970s. Steve has, since 1997, taught HAZOP on behalf of UK Institution of Chemical Engineers. He is, since 2011, the module director for HAZOP/LOPA at the University of Sheffield, as part of their Master’s programme in Process Safety & Loss Prevention.

Steve’s leadership experience in such studies is worldwide, extensive and multi-industry, and includes adaptations of the techniques to study non-process applications (e.g. crowd control and construction operations). He has led studies in areas such as oil & gas, nuclear chemical and generation, non-nuclear power generation, ship/submarine design and operation, land based weapons systems, pharmaceutical plant, chemical plant and explosives handling / machining.

For more details, please send an email to event@lns.com.hk.


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