HAZOP and HAZOP Leader training

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  • Length: 2 Days online
  • CPD: 8 hours
  • Personal Development Program(s): HRA, SILComp
  • Exam: Yes
  • Certification: Specialist
  • Safety passport: Yes
  • Request information: Link
  • Availability: Public, In house

Course Description

If you aspire to be a HAZOP leader, then this course is for you. This training course covers the fundamentals of Hazard and Operability Study or HAZOP. You will learn about HAZOP as it is intended by IEC 61882, including best industry practices. This course combines theory with practical work. When you complete this course, you will understand what HAZOP means, how it is applied and what it means for your company and your job.

What you will get

All participants get:

  • Course material in printed format
  • Exam
  • Certificate, based on exam results
  • Safety passport


  • HAZOP Study plan template
  • HAZOP Worksheet template
  • HAZOP Report template

Knowledge Certification

HAZOP Training certificate

Your HAZOP Specialist certificate

This course comes with an exam and personal knowledge certification.

  • Specialist Certificate for those that obtain 60% or higher on the exam
  • Specialist certificate with distinction for those that obtain 85% or higher on the exam
  • Certificate of Attendance for that that do not pass the exam

Who should attend HAZOP training?

Any professionals required to attend HAZOP sessions in their workplace.

Course content

  • Introduction to HAZOP
    • What is HAZOP?
    • What does HAZOP do?
    • Key features of HAZOP
    • History of HAZOP
    • HAZOP and the law
    • HAZOP and standards
    • HAZOP and other HRA techniques
    • Applications of HAZOP
    • When to use HAZOP
  • Functional Safety Management
    • The task for FSM
    • Lifecycle phase
    • HAZOP and FSM
    • HAZOP team in a nutshell
    • HAZOP documentation
    • HAZOP report
    • HAZOP and verification
    • HAZOP and assessments
    • HAZOP and audits
    • HAZOP and validation
  • Principles of HAZOP
    • Systems
    • Parts
    • Design intent
    • Properties
    • Deviations
    • Guide words
    • Causes
    • Consequences
    • The four HAZOP steps
  • Preparing the HAZOP
    • Initiating the HAZOP
    • Scope
    • Objective
    • The study plan
    • Meeting logistics
    • Technical information
    • Study plan template
  • Performing HAZOP
    • During the meeting
    • Introduction sessions
    • Examination sessions
    • Closure session
  • Documenting the HAZOP
    • Recording of the proceedings
    • HAZOP Study report (template)
    • Software tools
    • Methods of recording
    • HAZOP worksheet (template)
    • Mark up drawings
    • Documenting recommendations
    • Final sign off and approval
  • After the HAZOP
    • What is not the responsibility
    • Responsibilities (FS) manager
    • Close action items
    • When to do the HAZOP again
  • HAZOP Leader
    • HAZOP leader role
    • What team members should do
    • What team members should not do
    • Leadership skills
    • Leaders prepare
    • Leaders encourage discussion and participation
    • Leaders know how to listen
    • Leaders manager conflicts and difficult people
    • HAZOP Leader role description
  • Conclusions
  • Exam

Personal Development

Participants in the HAZOP training course can further develop their HRA and SIL skills be attending the following courses:

Share this HAZOP training

Share this course with your colleagues.

Great instructor, very knowledgable. Learned a lot. HAZOP identification, usage, procedures, functionality, importance, steps to conduct a good HAZOP.
Abdulbaqi, Occidental, Oman
Great topic and great explanation of the HAZOP parts and how to prepare.
Hilal, Occidental, Oman
The course material used is very good.
Anonymous, Occidental, Oman
I finally learned what HAZOP is, what it is used for and how it is used.
S. Al Shamli, Occidental, Oman
This course explains very well the HAZOP methodology.
Anonymous, Occidental, Oman
I never knew about the HAZOP study plan. Excellent.
Abudalaziz A., Occidental, Oman
Every colleague should follow this course to understand the HAZOP technique and procedure.
Shaji, Occidental, Oman
It was an outstanding course with good discussions. The course creates awareness on the HAZOP technique and teaches a lot of things like the role of the leader and the need for a HAZOP study plan.
W. Al Mutaini, Occidental, Oman
I learned what is needed to do a HAZOP and who should attend. How important it is to have a good HAZOP leader.
Anonymous, Occidental, Oman
The trainer explained very well. Explains well why HAZOP is needed and how it impacts your systems.
A. Al Dawadi, Occidental, Oman

In order to achieve the knowledge certificate associated with this Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented System training course the applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Fill out the Application Form
  2. Have 3 years of experience in the process industry.
  3. Have 2 references that can confirm the experience
  4. Participate at least one time this training
  5. Pass the associated exam

Every participant in our training courses receives a personal Safety Passport®. Your personal Safety Passport is an online independently verified track record demonstrating you competency. An example of a Safety Passport is given here. Your Safety Passport can hold:

  • Knowledge certificates achieved through training,
  • Role or field based certification achieved through practical experience, and
  • Participation in qualified events

The Safety Passport is free of charge for Risknowlogy clients.

Our personal development training and certification program is compliant with ISO 17024, the standard for people certification. We strive to offer you the best personal training, development and certification program in the world. Where applicable we cooperate with industry organisations like TUV, ISA, IEEE, DIN, to have our courses approved.

Our trainers are:

  • Dr. Michel Houtermans
  • Didier Turcinovic
  • Ricardo Vittoni

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Why should I attend?
The functional safety standards (IEC 61511) require that anybody involved in safety lifecycle activities shall be competent to carry out the activates for which they are accountable. Use this course, examination and certification to prove to your clients, peers and management that you are competent in the field of functional safety. When you pass the examination you get your functional safety knowledge certified and can use the certificate to demonstrate your competency.
Can I take the exam without following the course?
It is not allowed by the accreditation we have. You have to take the course at least one time.
How long is the certification valid?
The certificate is valid for life. In practice that means as long as there is no new version of the standards.