N639 Introduction to PHA/HAZOP

Course Facts

Course Code:
1 days
0.8 Continuing Education Units
8 Professional Development Hours
Certificate Issued Upon Completion


Through this one day Process Hazard Analysis/ Hazard and Operability Study (PHA/ HAZOP) overview you will learn the theory behind conducting these studies and why they matter. You will learn the principles behind each of the major PHA methods (HAZOP, What-if?, Checklist, FMEA) and the attributes of each methodology.

This course is not just for the experts but is a valuable overview for anyone involved in hazard prevention and risk management at any level. No knowledge of the IEC 61511 guidelines or other standards is required to participate. Past course participants have ranged from Vice Presidents to Project Managers and Engineers.

Duration and Training Method

 One day class provides 0.8 CEU (Continuing Education Credits) or 8 PDH (Professional Development Hours)

This course contains 6 technical hours and may be eligible for Continuous Maintenance points by The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)

I. Quantitative & Qualitative Hazard Analysis

II. Overview of HSE Hazard Management

III. Elements of Facility Risk

IV. PHA Teams

V. PHA Methods:
        a) HAZOP
        b) Preliminary hazards analysis
        c) Checklist analysis
        d) What-if? Analysis
        e) Checklist / What-if? Analysis
        f) FMEA

Who should attend

This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in PHAs as a participant but not as a leader of the group. Registrants do have the option to attend the full 3 day PHA/HAZOP Leadership Workshop if they wish to develop the ability to lead PHA studies.

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Marcel Leal-Valias

Excellent introduction to PHA's