Process and Safety > Process Safety Management & Engineering Applications - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) [IChemE Approved Training Course]

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course covers all the main elements of IChemE’s Process Safety Competency framework: culture, knowledge and competence, engineering and design, human factors, systems and procedures, and assurance. Participants will achieve at least the second level of competence ‘Basic Application’, which is defined as ‘Performs fundamental and routine tasks. Requires occasional supervision. Increased functional expertise and ability. Works with others.’

This VILT course examines the interrelation of the various techniques of process safety for analysing and managing process hazards in the hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries. There is a particular emphasis on engineering design aspects with extensive participation in individual and group exercises, tutored exercises and video case studies throughout the VILT to underpin key learning points. The learning is consolidated in a comprehensive case study and requires collaboration between members of each syndicate.

This VILT course has been reviewed and approved by the Institution of Chemical Engineers. IChemE is the global professional membership organisation for chemical, biochemical and process engineers and other professionals involved in the chemical, process and bioprocess industries. Their knowledge of professional standards, close involvement with industry, education and regulators, and their expertise as a leading global training provider, means they are uniquely positioned to independently assess and approve training courses and professional development programmes across the world.

By the end of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire the underpinning knowledge required to achieve process safety competency
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of process safety management
  • Understand the concept of the safety life cycle of a process plant from conceptual design onwards including operation, maintenance and modification
  • Understand the hazard scenarios associated with a process plant
  • Understand how risks can be controlled by hardware and procedural measures
  • Identify and analyse hazard causes and consequences
  • Recognise when specialist analytical expertise is required
  • Generate effective and appropriate measures to reduce risks
  • Justify and communicate practical solutions to non-technical personnel
  • Explain the rationale for process safety measures to decision makers

This VILT course is suitable for process industry professionals who need to acquire a comprehensive understanding of process safety management, those moving into process safety positions or those who wish to broaden their process safety knowledge within their existing discipline. It is particularly suited for anyone involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of a major hazard installation. This includes:

  • Supervisors, operators and maintainers in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Chemical industries,
  • process, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians
  • Design engineers, project engineers and HSE managers
  • Control, automation and instrumentation engineers

It will also demonstrate a substantial understanding of process safety for those engaged in Continuous Professional Development or aiming for the Chartered Engineer status.

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Your expert course leader has 50 years’ experience in chemical and process safety engineering. His early career included 20 years in design and project engineering with various fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies where he designed chemical processes, specified plant equipment and selected materials for highly corrosive and toxic processes, often where textbook data was not available. This was followed by 10 years in offshore oil and gas design projects where he was responsible for setting up a Technical Safety group to change design safety practices in the aftermath of the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster. In recent years, he has been called upon to conduct various offshore and onshore incident investigations.

His career has given him experience in project engineering, project management, process design and operations, safety engineering and risk management. He is a Fellow of the UK Institution of Chemical Engineers. He served on the Scottish Branch committee, and was elected chairman for a two-year term in 1991. He has also been chairman of the Safety and Reliability Society – North of Scotland Branch.

He has delivered training courses in Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP and HAZID), Process Safety Management, Hazard Awareness, Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes & Effect Analysis and has lectured on Reliability Analysis to the M.Sc. course in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University. In addition to delivering training courses, he currently facilitates HAZOP / HAZID / LOPA studies and undertakes expert witness roles advising lawyers engaged in contractual disputes, usually involving the design or construction of chemical plants or Oil & Gas production facilities, or criminal prosecutions.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Great introduction course to Process Safety with real-life case studies. The speaker is also an expert in this field

SHE Manager, Aboitiz Power Coal Business Unit

All our questions were well responded by the trainer and the course helped me to develop the right understanding

Deputy General Manager Process Safety, Pakistan Refinery Limited

The material used in Process Safety Management & Engineering Applications is practical and useful. It exposes you to the real-life catastrophes upon failing to adhere to process safety management. Every process engineer should keep process safety in their minds when designing a plant/equipment

Process Engineer, Schlumberger

A very thoroughly covered topic (c/w good strong examples) and very well delivered

Group Head of HSSE, Petra Energy Berhad

The trainer is an expert in this topic. He is also accommodating on the request during the discussion

Mechanical Static Engineer, Sabah Shell

Training gave insight of PSE

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Virtual course that was well organized. Trainer was well versed in the subject matter

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Lead Design Engineer II, SRF Limited

The course has been structurally well planned and covered main elements to give an overview of Process Safety Engineering for participants to achieve process safety competency in basic applications.

Senior Process Engineer (Utilities), Sarawak Shell Berhad

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Production/ Maintenance Supervisor, Sarawak Shell Berhad

The videos on actual incident approach does supplement my understanding towards underlying causes that could affect our Process Safety Management in our organisation.

Competence Development Strategist, Sarawak Shell Berhad

A very good introductory course to Process Safety which I had appreciated.

Risk and Quality Executive, CIC Environment Service Sdn Bhd

VILT is really a good virtual tool for online learning including MS Teams which is very easy to share materials and screen for group discussion, simulation exercise for interacting exercise, for knowledge testing. The instructor is a highly experienced PSE mentor who has a thorough knowledge and experience and easily answers PSM-related questions.

Process Optimization Engineer, Rosneft Vietnam B.V.

I enjoyed the course very much. I learned what I came to learn, and I am very pleased with the overall experience.

Flow Assurance Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad.