Risk Assessment within Production Operations


Date and Venue

April 17, 2023 - April 21, 2023
July 24, 2023 - July 28, 2023
Sept. 25, 2023 - Sept. 29, 2023
Nov. 6, 2023 - Nov. 10, 2023


About The Course:

Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems are based on a proactive process for incidents prevention. Risk assessment is required to be applied to all activities that impacts on health & Safety, production, asset, environment and the Company reputation. In this programme you will learn how to:

  • Improve your practical skills in applying risk assessment techniques relevant to your activities
  • Effectively balance risk against cost in order to optimize risk reduction measures
  • Motivate your people for improved safety culture
  • Appreciate the role of Quantified Risk Assessment and major hazards

The course aims to provide hands-on experience in the application of risk assessment techniques to all aspects of production operations. It ranges from workplace/activity to the task-based risk assessments and advanced risk assessment techniques. Analysis of the consequences of major hazards, including fire, explosion and toxic releases are modelled using advanced commercial software is also addressed. Aspects of human error in relation to accidents are analysed and included in the general framework of risk assessment.


  • ·         All Supervisors and line management who need to fulfill their role within HSE-MS
  • ·         Production, process, mechanical, control, maintenance and HSE personnel
  • ·         All personnel involved in implementing the Company’s HSE Management System

Course Objectives:

  • ·         Recognise the difference between hazard, risk and risk assessment
  • ·         Learn how to evaluate different types of risk
  • ·         Develop the skills of applying advanced risk assessment techniques
  • ·         Develop a strategy for planning and implementing risk reduction action plans
  • ·         Discover a variety of communication styles to effectively cope with different situations
  • ·         Plan and conduct successful appraisal interviews with their team
  • ·         Create a Plan of Action to implement in their organisation


Introduction to Risk Assessment

  • ·         The concepts of hazards, risk and risk assessment
  • ·         Human contribution to accidents - Piper Alpha disaster
  • ·         Methods for risk evaluation
  • ·         Integrating risk assessment within Risk Management
  • ·         Semi-quantitative risk assessment techniques
  • ·         The task-based approach to risk assessment
  • ·         Syndicate exercise: Working in small groups

Risk Assessment Techniques: HAZOP

  • ·         Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques
  • ·         Techniques for hazard identification and analysis - HAZOP
  • ·         Syndicate exercise - application of HAZOP to relevant processes
  • ·         Integrating HAZOP within the risk management system
  • ·         Planning and implementing HAZOP Actions

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis ‘FM&EA’

  • ·         Introduction into reliability technology
  • ·         Failure Modes and Effects Analysis ‘FM&EA’
  • ·         Failures of Permit-to-work systems:
  • ·         Analysis of the consequences- mechanics of fire, explosion