Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Facilitators

Develop effective facilitation skills for a variety of PHA techniques

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a primarily team-based approach to hazard identification that can also incorporate risk assessment. With proper leadership, it is an effective tool for organizations in the process and related industries seeking to ensure safe operations.

PHA harness knowledge and experience to identify and assess process hazards and risks
PHA harness knowledge and experience to identify and assess process hazards and risks

Our PHA course is designed especially for facilitators and covers not only effective leadership during the study itself, but also in the preparatory and post-analysis stages. Participants are instructed in a range of PHA techniques, including HAZOP, HAZID, Process Hazard Review (PHR), What-if analyses and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Each of these methodologies is suited to particular situations, for example early stage process designs, existing processes, low-hazard processes or equipment operation.

The course will help delegates to effectively facilitate different types of PHA. It will not only cover how facilitate effectively in the PHA study itself, but also how to prepare for a study and how to manage the time between and after the study.

Join two of DEKRA’s global experts as they explain the most relevant elements of Process Hazard Analysis for Facilitators and respond to your questions on the topic in this 3-hour webinar. Additional material such as presentations, transcripts etc. will not be supplied. For your convenience, the webinar will be delivered at two different times to accommodate participants from multiple time zones. We offer the webinars for 95 € per webinar per participant.

Topics covered

  • Purpose of PHAs
  • Summary of different PHA types and their uses: HAZOP, HAZID, PHR, What-If, FMEA
  • Use of different PHAs
  • The role of checklists and risk assessments in PHA
  • Preparation for different PHAs
  • Structure of PHA teams
  • How to structure a PHA e.g. use of nodes
  • Facilitating a PHA meeting
  • Managing PHAs, inclusing actions/recommendations
  • Recording PHAs

The training will be supported by case studies (e.g. from the trainer’s experiences)and workshops.

Intended audience

Anyone who may facilitate a PHA, for example:

  • Process safety specialists
  • EHS specialists
  • Process engineers
  • Plant/process managers
  • Project engineers
  • R&D chemists

Delegates should already have some experience of PHA techniques.

Dates and times

12th May 2021

  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm CET
  • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm CET

Registration will be opened soon!

Meet the trainers

NIgel Allen

In his role as Technical Manager – Major Hazards, Nigel Allen provides expertise in technical leadership on major hazard issues such as hazard identification techniques (e.g. HAZOP), quantified risk assessment, and the SEVESO III Directive.

Dr. Joseph-Marc François

Dr. Joseph-Marc François obtained a PhD in fluid mechanics at University Claude Bernard Lyon I. After gaining a precious industrial experience over 10 years in vibrations propagations studies and numerical simulation of various chemical processes for 8 years, he specialized in process safety at Rhone‑Poulenc (then Rhodia and now SOLVAY) where he was the Manager of the process safety laboratory and a recognised process safety engineer.

In 2003, willing to expand his competence in Process Safety, he created the French branch of the Chilworth group (now DEKRA Process Safety).

Under his leadership DEKRA Process Safety in France has grown as a technical reference and expert leader group in the area of process safety in France and Europe.

Dr. François has a very significant and unique experience in process safety. He has served on several European standardization working groups Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) and OECD-IGUS (International Group of users of Unstable Substances).

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