Safety/HSE Cases

The aim of this course is to explain the purpose, content and uses of a Safety/HSE Case. Particular attention is focused on the best practical approaches to address legal, industry and company requirements. The differing types of Safety/HSE Case during the project lifecycle are discussed, as well as differences in approaches between industries. Links between the case, supporting studies and the management system are studied. Best practices for implementing and maintaining the case are also reviewed.


  • Historical drivers
  • Legal requirements: UK, Europe, worldwide
  • Company and industry body requirements
  • Differing types of case by project phase (e.g. PSR, PCSR, design, operational, decommissioning)
  • Safety Case structure and approach by industry
  • Bridging documents
  • Links between the case and supporting studies and the case and the management system
  • Documentation, management and maintenance of the Safety Case
  • Roll-out and implementation
  • Features of a fit-for-purpose Safety Case

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

  1. Critically review the reasons for having Safety Cases and the role of the Safety Case
  2. Justify the contents of a Safety Case
  3. Discuss the key factors to be considered when planning a Safety Case

Who is this for?

Managers, supervisors, HSE practitioners and risk management practitioners.

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level.

How is it delivered?


80 learning hours

Available as part of our MSc programme


20 learning hours

Self-paced, self-study

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Attendance only

F2F (2 days)