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Fundamentals of Risk Based Process Safety Management

Fundamentals of Risk Based Process Safety Management

Professional Development: 

Two classroom days providing 1.6 CEU (Continuing Education Units) or 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours).

Course Benefits: 
  • To provide personnel involved with the safe and reliable operation of process facilities with a basic understanding of process safety management
  • How it fits into your current safety management system
  • How it impacts your work
  • Roles and responsibilities for Operations personnel at all levels
Course Overview: 

This course is designed to give operations and technical personnel a basic understanding of the principles of process safety management. The training is designed to be interactive, using both group work and case studies to reinforce the learning and understanding. This overview training course is based upon the Risk Based Process Safety Approach developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety published in 2007. It also takes into consideration the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) PSM standard.

Note: this training can be adapted to your current organization’s safety program.


  • The differences and similarities of occupational and process safety systems and how they work together
  • A comparison of current Industry Standard PSM programs
  • The importance of each PSM component
  • Some key details of each component
  • How the application of each element impacts daily work activities
  • More knowledge to help you work safely
  • How you can use comparisons and analytical approaches to investigate areas that need further investigation
  • How PSM integrates into your current safety management system and implementing key aspects of PSM with the field workforce
Who Should Attend: 
  • Anyone who is working in close proximity to hazardous processes such as Operations and Maintenance Personnel, Supervisors, Engineers and Safety Professionals.
  • Anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of process safety and the application of the principles to facilities handling hazardous materials.
Course Outline: 

Course Outline:


  • Leadership
  • Employee Participation
  • Compliance to Standards
  • Workforce Competency
  • Stakeholder outreach and engagement


  • Process Knowledge Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk analysis


  • Operating Procedures ( Normal and Abnormal)
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability
  • Contractor management
  • Training and Performance Assurance
  • Management of Change
  • Operational Readiness
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Emergency Management


  • Incident Management
  • Measurement and Metrics
  • Auditing
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement
The ACM Experience: 

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

Course Testimonials: 

Course Instructors: 


GuillermoGuillermo Pacanins

B.Sc. Elec. Eng., P. Eng., TÜV (Rheinland) F.S. Senior Expert / Instructor

Mr. Guillermo Pacanins is an Electrical Engineer with over 27 years of experience with knowledge in Process Controls and Functional Safety in the process industry. He has taught several courses in Process Automation to some of the largest companies in the world. With Mr. Guillermo’s excellent communication and leadership skills, combined with his in-depth understanding of Process Safety Engineering makes him a successful functional safety analyst/educator. Guillermo is a TÜV Functional Safety Senior Expert and teaches several functional safety workshops globally for ACM. Also, Guillermo has a Process Safety Practice Certificate from Texas A&M University, Mary Kay O’Connor Center for Process Safety.

Upcoming Course Dates: 

January 27-28, 2020


April 20-21, 2020


June 22-23, 2020


October 19-20, 2020

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

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