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

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. This course covers the fundamentals of Process Safety Management, demonstrating how to apply theory in practice, using simple and more complex examples to illustrate key points.

This PH&RA course is part of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Programme. Eligible participants who successfully pass the examination will receive a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) Certificate.

Certification details

FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) Certificate

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Programme (include link to FS page as current website) is the only worldwide vocational training programme in the area of Functional Safety where knowledge and competencies are approved by a neutral third party and where certificates are issued. Participants who successfully pass the examination will be awarded a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) Certificate.

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


  • 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

Who should attend?

  • Process engineers, safety engineers and managers, instrument engineers and operations personnel, plant and operations managers
  • Anyone accountable for the assessment and management of risks and hazards in the process industries
  • Persons involved in management, engineering, operations and safety of process operations
  • Persons with HAZOP study experience and a basic knowledge of loss prevention and safe working practice

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.

Abdulrahman Souka

BEng, MSc, IchemE, TÜV Rheinland Authorised FS Engineer

Abdulrahman is a Chemical Engineer, TÜV Rheinland Authorised FS Engineer and Shell approved LOPA facilitator (SALP) with over 12 years‘ experience providing specialised technical and process safety consultancy in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. His areas of specialisation include workshop facilitation (HAZID, PHA, HAZOP, SIL classification using LOPA), Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA), and physical effects and risk modelling. Abdulrahman’s experience includes authoring and reviewing safety cases (HSSE cases / HSE cases) and PSM systems (HSSE MS / HSE MS) and proprietary software packages including BowtieXP, PHA Pro, Open PHA, Phast, Safeti, FRED and Shepherd.

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.

Eligibility criteria

In order for us to determine your eligibility for the course, this TÜVR Participant Eligibility Form must be completed and submitted in the form below.

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