The aim of this course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and group leadership skills to lead teams in effective Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) studies and HAZOP studies. HAZOP is an abbreviated term for HAZard and OPerability study. It is a technique that identifies the potential hazards and operating issues with the design and construction of equipment and plant and involves the interaction of a multi-disciplinary team. Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the concepts of PHA and of the major techniques for hazardidentification and when each should be used.
  • Gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in PHA leadership and training in the skills necessary for leading PHA studies.
  • To be familiar with HAZOP Techniques.
  • To act as a Team Leader of a HAZOP Team.
  • To be able to carry out HAZOP Studies.

Gain knowledge to describe the need for change and change management as well as effective methods for dealing with changes.


  • Experience in process operations
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to communicate in English (both oral and written)
  • Effective writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Course Outline:

  1. Day One:
  • Examples of Major Disaster accidents
  • Hazardous Materials (Flammable & Combustible Substances).
  • Hazardous Areas:
  • IEC Standards
  • ATEX Directive (EC)
  • NEC – USA
  • FMEA & Fault Tree
  • Group Workshop

Day Two:

  • Hazard Identification.
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Introduction to HAZOP/Need for HAZOP/What are HAZOPS?
  • Components of HAZOP
  • Standard Guide Words
  • Intention, Parameters, and Deviation
  • Preparation for carrying out HAZOP
  • HAZOP Team
  • Team Leadership Skills
  • Team Leader Qualifications
  • Responsibility of Participants in PHAs & HAZOP Teams
  • Case Studies
  • Group Workshop

Day Three:

  • HAZOP Techniques
  • HAZOP Methodology
  • Applying HAZOP
  • HAZOP Examples
  • Case Studies
  • Group WorkShop
  • Day Four:
  • Process Safety Management (PSM – OSHA)
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Management of Change.
  • HAZOP Examples.
  • HAZOP Application
  • Case Studies
  • Group WorkShop

Day Five:

  • HAZOP Results/Recordkeeping
  • HAZOP Reports
  • Group Workshop
  • Final Exam

EHS – Academy (Cairo – Egypt) was established in April 2010 and EHS – Training Centre (Dubai – UAE) was established in June 2011 as an Occupational Safety & Health Training and Consultant Companies.

The founder and owner of EHS – Academy and EHS – Training Centre, Mr. Wagdi Fouad Seffain has conducted  since 1981 thousands of International and National Safety & Health Training CTheirses in Egypt and the Middle East, and more than 20,000 persons attended these cTheirses.

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