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Major Accident Hazards

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  • Duration:
    90 minutes
  • Language:   
    UK English
  • Level:
  • Target audience:
    All relevant personnel

This course provides an overview of Major Accident Hazards and how process safety can provide a framework for management and control. The course looks at what a major accident hazard is, the role that process safety and human performance plays in their day-to-day management, and the importance of maintenance of safety and environmental-critical elements (SECEs) on board an offshore installation.

Learning objectives

  • LO1
    Describe the background and history associated with major accident legislation
  • LO2
    Explain the use of the Safety Case
  • L03
    Identify the purpose of the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations (SCR) and identify other key pieces of legislation
  • LO4
    Explain what is meant by a ‘major accident’ and a ‘major accident hazard’
  • LO5
    Explain the Process Safety ‘3Ps’ and the purpose of a safety and environmental management system (SEMS)
  • LO6
    Explain the difference between personal safety and process safety
  • LO7
    Describe the history of major accidents and explain their influence on safety
  • LO8
    Describe human performance and the link to major accidents
  • LO9
    Describe how the risk associated with major accident hazards can be managed
  • LO10
    Describe how a barrier analysis model can be developed and used to identify and reduce risk
  • LO11
    Explain what is meant by a Safety and Environmental Critical Element (SECE)
  • LO12
    Identify the key pieces of legislation associated with the management of SECEs and the control of major accident hazards
  • LO13
    Explain the maintenance, performance standards, assurance and verification requirements associated with SECEs

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