Process Hazard & Risk Analysis

This PH&RA course is part of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Programme.

Controlling risks within high hazard industries requires a robust process safety management (PSM) system and the experienced application of process hazard and risk analysis (PH&RA) techniques. The course demonstrates how to apply theory in practice, using simple and more complex examples to illustrate key points. Participants who successfully pass the examination will be awarded a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) Certificate.


  • Process Safety Management, Risk identification
  • What if?, HAZID, HAZOP, FMEA
  • Risk analysis, Risk matrix, Bowtie analysis
  • Fault Tree & Event Tree analysis
  • Physical Effects Modelling (PEM)
  • LOPA, SIL assessment
  • Risk evaluation, risk criteria, ALARP assessment
  • Risk treatment
  • Communication, consultation, monitoring & review
  • Selecting the right technique
  • Planning PH&RA studies
  • Facilitating workshop-based studies
  • Reporting PH&RA studies

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

  1. Apply the most popular and internationally adopted methods and tools for identifying and managing the risks associated with process related hazards
  2. Actively participate in and give effective support during the whole process hazard and risk analysis approach
  3. Identify hazards and analyse risk, including applying the IEC 61882 HAZOP standard
  4. Relate the requirements of Functional Safety according to IEC 61508 / IEC 61511 to process hazards and risk analysis

Who is this for?

Process engineers, safety engineers and managers, instrument engineers and operations personnel, plant and operations managers. Persons with HAZOP study experience and a basic knowledge of loss prevention.

What prior study is recommended?

The following requirements must be met for candidates to attain the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate:

  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of functional safety
  • university degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering) or equivalent engineer level responsibilities status as certified by employer
  • attendance on the course
  • successful completion of the examination

On meeting these requirements, candidates will be issued with the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate in electronic form by email from TÜV Rheinland. The certificate is valid for 5 years.

How is it assessed?

The examination will be completed during the afternoon of the last day of the course. The total exam time will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Part 1 (25%): 50-question multiple-choice test.
Part 2 (75%): Three essay-style questions.

Upcoming course dates

TÜV Rheinland FS Engineer: Process Hazard & Risk Analysis

13th May 2024

Online, UAE

TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer Training Programme: Process Hazard & Risk Analysis

8th July 2024

Online. BST

TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer Training Programme: Process Hazard & Risk Analysis

25th November 2024

Dubai, UAE