Richard's enthusiasm for process safety is combined with exceptional interpersonal and public speaking skills, attention to detail and experience with a wide variety of chemical and material processing systems. He consistently receives excellent reviews from trainees who comment on his in-depth knowledge, his knack for clear explanations and his ability to make potentially boring topics come to life.
As an experienced facilitator of Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) studies, such as Hazard and Operability (HAZOP), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Hazard Identification (HAZID) and What-If Analysis, Richard has facilitated more than 500 days of PHA studies across over 200 sessions for some of the largest operating and engineering organizations in Canada and the United States. He also has field experience in oilsands and petrochemicals facilities. He has also managed ACM’s education and training program for public and private offerings, and developed customized PHA procedures and education materials to meet the specific needs of clients.
Richard is a Professional Engineer, and is certified as a Functional Safety Engineer (F.S. Eng.) in Process Hazards and Risk Analysis (PH&RA) through the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
"Instructor was very knowledgeable and went through material at a good pace."
"Very good delivery, good domain of the subject."
"Instructor did well and is very knowledgeable of the topics he is teaching."
"Very knowledgeable, kept potentially dry topic interesting."
"Very knowledgeable and would interact well."
"Really good delivery of material."
"Highly knowledgeable, very engaging, enthusiastic delivery."
"Excellent knowledge, good pacing."