Introduction to PHA Training July 19, 2017

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Institute of Hazard Prevention

Introduction to PHA Training July 19, 2017


This course contains 6 technical hours and may be eligible for Continuous Maintenance points by The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) 


Course Overview:

Through this one day Process Hazard Analysis / Hazard and Operability Study (PHA/HAZOP) overview training, you will learn the theory behind conducting these studies and why they matter. You will learn the principles behind each of the major PHA methods (HAZOP, What-if?, Checklist, FMEA) and the attributes of each methodology.



It is recommended that participants have completed the following training courses:

  • Engineering Drawings Interpretation - Piping and instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • It is also recommended to complete the Practical Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification and Awareness courses.


The ACM Experience:

Our courses and workshops are experiential, interactive and provide participant’s with practical knowledge and tools that can be immediately applied back at work.


Course Objectives:

Participants will develop a basic understanding of PHA processes. The course will focus on the HAZOP methodology and the roles and responsibilities of participants.

ACM also has available a full 3 day PHA/ HAZOP Leadership Workshop in case participants wish to further develop the ability to lead HAZOP studies.


Who Should Attend:

This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in PHAs as a participant but not as a leader of the group.

  • PHA / HAZOP Scribes
  • Health and Safety / HSE Professionals
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) / Loss Management Specialists
  • Supervisors, Managers, and engineers responsible for PHA studies


Course Outline:

  1. Quantitative & Qualitative Hazard Analysis
  2. Overview of HSE Hazard Mangement
  3. Elements of Facility Risk
  4. PHA Team Dynamics
  5. PHA Methods:
    • HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study)
    • Preliminary Hazards Analysis
    • Checklist Analysis
    • What-If? Analysis
    • Combined Checklist / What-If? Analysis
    • FME (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis)
  6. PHA Methodology Selection

This course can also be incorporated as part of a Tailored Private day of training

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