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60 mins

On-demand Webinar: The Importance of HAZOP Studies

A Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP) is a rigorous, structured approach to identifying operational problems and hazards in the process industry. It is important for identifying and evaluating levels of risk to personnel and equipment within complex processes and operations.

This webinar will explain how HAZOP can be adapted to a variety of processes and technologies. Participants will learn the techniques of HAZOP, including how to divide the plant process into manageable sections (nodes) and then systematically apply specific ‘parameters’ and ‘guidewords’ to each node of the plant. Participants will also learn how to assess potential problems (‘deviations’) in practice.

What you’ll learn:

  • Basic Terminology and Introduction to HAZOP
  • HAZOP preparatory work
  • HAZOP study procedure
  • HAZOP worksheets and risk ranking

This webinar is best for:

  • Safety Engineers
  • Process Managers
  • Environmental Health Safety Specialist
  • Risk Engineers
  • Process Engineers and Process Designers
  • EHS Specialists, Managers, Supervisors and Engineers 
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Technical Speaker – Dr Mark Bunch, Senior Process Safety Consultant, Sigma-HSE

Dr Bunch received his MEng and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds. He has over 20 years of experience working across multiple industries including food and drink, bulk and fine
chemicals, pharmaceuticals and explosives.

Throughout his career, Dr Bunch has provided a range of HAZOP and HAZID, Human Reliability Assessment, Functional Safety Management, DSEAR and LOPA using material that he developed over a number of years.

Dr Bunch remains passionate about education and continuous improvement in process safety (CPD) and has served, to this end, and at various times, on the Science Employers’ Board of Park Lane College in Leeds, the committee of the Education Subject Group of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the British Chemical Engineering Contractors Association

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