Richard is a Professional Engineer, and is qualified as a Functional Safety Engineer (F.S. Eng.) in Process Hazards and Risk Analysis through the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
Richard is 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. He has facilitated more than 400 days of PHA studies across over 200 sessions, for some of the largest operating and engineering organizations in Canada and the United States, and has field experience in oilsands and petrochemicals facilities.
Richard teaches P&ID/Engineering Drawings Interpretation, Introduction to Process Hazards Analysis, PHA/HAZOP Facilitation, and LOPA/SIL Determination at the Institute of Hazard Prevention. 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’s interpersonal skills, attention to detail, experience with a wide variety of chemical and material processing systems, and enthusiasm for process safety make him an excellent facilitator and training instructor.
"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."
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"Excellent knowledge, good pacing."