HAZOP Leader (TÜV)

This HAZOP Leader (TÜV) course is the only training for HAZOP leaders worldwide that is certified by an accredited body. It will develop and test the delegates’ knowledge, skills and behaviours for the effective leadership of process safety related HAZOP workshops. The course covers the fundamentals of HAZOP leadership, demonstrating how to apply the theory in practical situations and using real-world examples to illustrate key points.

The training is not industry-specific, however the exercises and worked examples are based on process safety hazards associated with oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Certification details

Personnel certification is a certificate issued by the accredited and independent body PersCert TÜV.

PersCert TÜV meets international standard ISO 17024 when testing technical and professional skills.  For more information visit www.certipedia.com/quality_marks/0000080430

Outline

  • Introduction to risk assessment
  • Basic engineering terminology
  • Process safety incidents – lessons learned
  • HAZOP: what, when, how, guidewords and parameters, nodding, teams, roles and responsibilities
  • Recording methods, software, reporting and close-out
  • Overview of the LOPA technique
  • Major HAZOP studies, minor modification studies
  • Common failings in HAZOPs, Limitations of HAZOPs
  • Leading HAZOP teams
  • Other forms of HAZOP: procedures, batch operations

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Critically review the HAZOP technique and examples of output
  2. Analyse how the HAZOP technique can be applied at the different stages of a project’s lifecycle such as FEED, detailed design, revalidation and decommissioning
  3. Prepare for a HAZOP workshop, determine the skills and actions necessary to lead a HAZOP and how to generate a HAZOP repor

Who is this for?

  • Anyone with 5 years’ experience of the HAZOP technique who is required to lead HAZOP studies.
  • Highly experienced HAZOP leaders seeking an internationally recognised certification.

The training is not industry-specific, however the exercises and worked examples are based on process safety hazards associated with oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.

What prior study is recommended?

The following requirements must be met for candidates to attain the HAZOP Leader (TÜV):

  • a minimum of 5 years’ experience in HAZOP (HAZOP team member, HAZOP scribe, HAZOP facilitator)
  • university degree (master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or science discipline) or equivalent engineer level responsibilities with status certified by employer
  • attendance on the course
  • successful completion of continuous assessment
  • successful completion of the examination

On meeting these requirements, candidates will be issued with a PersCert TÜV certificate from TÜV Rheinland. The certificate is valid for 5 years.

How is it delivered?

The course is delivered over three and a half days, followed by the assessment.

Risktec trainers are current HAZOP facilitators and have extensive training experience.

How is it assessed?

Candidates must have successfully demonstrated their leadership skills during the course’s activity-based continuous assessment to be eligible for the written examination.
The examination has a duration of 4 hours and comprises two parts, taken on separate days:

Part 1 (50%): Written assessment. (150 minutes)
Part 2 (50%): Multiple-choice and short answer questions. (90 minutes)

Upcoming course dates

HAZOP Leader (TÜV)

10th June 2024

Glasgow, UK

HAZOP Leader (TÜV)

28th October 2024

Dubai, UAE