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 is a training instructor, and teaches the 2-day P&ID/Engineering Drawings Interpretation course, the 1-day Introduction to Process Hazards Analysis course, and the 3-day PHA/HAZOP Facilitation course at ACM Facility Safety. 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.
"Very well run, especially considering we had source scope not 100% defined."
"Very good presenter."
"Scribe was very fluid on the computer. Very knowledgeable."
"Very well run and kept everyone on topic and task."
"Excellent direction and use of time. Good work keeping the PHA focused."
"Very good use of software to fill and move on through the various cases."
"Very composed and well-articulated."
"Gave clarity to the discussion."
"Great job, kept things moving along."
"Very professional, kept things moving along nicely."