HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) study is one of the most widely used hazard identification methods in the world and is utilized across many different industries. Countless potential risks and problems can be identified by using the systematic and structured approach of HAZOP.
A successful HAZOP study is only possible if the study is led effectively. Without good leadership, studies ‘drift’ and become, at best, design reviews; or, at worst, contractual arguments. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the HAZOP methodology and why it works, as well as key skills to take on the role of a HAZOP Team Leader.
Participants will learn how to function as a HAZOP study Leader including: preparing and selecting a team, choosing nodes, estimating timescales for completion, avoiding common problems, and formulating reports.
Case study examples will be used for exercises to ensure that the participants can focus on understanding the requirements for HAZOP leadership. All participants will be given the opportunity to fulfil the roles of Leader and Scribe during workshops and to practice guiding a team through the HAZOP process. A proprietary HAZOP software package will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to ‘set up’ a study using this software.
This course heavily utilizes an in depth practical exercise in which participants will recreate a HAZOP study from the preparation stage through to making organizational recommendations.
This course is suitable for personnel who are required to lead HAZOP studies in any industry. Participants must have experience as a team member and understand the HAZOP methodology (the methodology will be reviewed from the leader’s perspective)
Steve Whitty BSc(Hons) MSc MSc(Tech) MPhil MSaRS CertEd has facilitated HAZOP programs for over 20 years and led HAZOP and LOPA studies for 35 years. He is contracted to lead HAZOP and LOPA studies for both BP and Shell.
With over 100 current clients including multi-national corporations such as Exxon Mobile, Qatar Petroleum, Kuwait Oil Company, GlaxoSmithKline, BAE Systems, and British Nuclear Group, Steve’s expertise is known around the world.
He has led multiple HAZOP, LOPA, FME(C)A and similar studies of various diverse plants and operations worldwide including chemical, oil and gas and nuclear plants, oil and gas tanker operations and drilling and well testing operations. He has also led studies within crowd control, construction operations, warship and submarine design, construction and operation, warehousing operations, and security services.
His degrees range from Theoretical Chemistry to Process Safety and Loss Prevention. In addition, he holds qualified teacher status in the UK.