A hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation. A HAZOP review also generates an in depth understanding of the process for all participants, leading to a  more robust and reliable plant.

A HAZOP review team usually consists of 6 – 10 persons. Depending on the scope and size of the review, it can take anything from 1 day to several weeks. Having a review team which is familiar with the processes of the review not only significantly improves the quality of the outcome but will also shorten the duration of the review.

This course is aimed at operators, engineers, designers and maintenance personnel who will at some point be part of a HAZOP review team. The objectives of this course are to convey the benefits of HAZOP and the role of the HAZOP review in the process safety framework. It will familiarise the participants with the structure and methods of the review, enabling them to be more effective and efficient review team members. The course will also increase  the participants’ ability to identify and assess process hazards outside of a review.

We can now also award NZQA Unit Standard 19341 (Demonstrate knowledge of HAZOP in the workplace) as part of this course. To be awarded the unit standard, participants are required to

  • Complete an online assessment (subsequent to the course)
  • Take part in a HAZOP
There is an additional fee to be assessed for the unit standard (see below).

Advantages of online training

There are many advantages to online training:

  • Lower cost
  • No travel to a training site – all you need is a browser and an internet connection
  • The timing of the course is determined by you
  • You can stop whenever you want and later start where you left off
  • You can repeat sections that you find challenging or to get back into the training

Course Content

The course is structured into modules.

There are learning modules and workshop modules. All learning modules are followed by an assessment.

  • Process Safety History & Legal Framework
  • Introduction to HAZOP
  • The HAZOP Agenda
  • Workshop – Hazard Identification
  • The whole HAZOP Process
  • HAZOP in the process lifecycle
  • HAZOP and risk analysis
  • Workshop – HAZOP Simulation
  • Workshop – Minor Modifications
  • Workshop – HAZOP failure

Course Duration: The course takes between 6 – 8 hours to complete.
Cost: $350 per person, +$50 for assessment against US19341
Discounts for multiple licenses purchased are available, up to 100 enrolled students.

Prices for other regions are available on request

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