Process Safety Academy from Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, has tailored its course offerings into tracks addressing process safety hazards, hazard identification and risk analysis, hazard mitigation and management programs, and techniques for measuring success.

"Excellence in process safety is being genuinely proficient and competent in the requisite technical disciplines and having the appropriate levels of knowledge in embedded in key positions throughout the organization with a mechanism for longevity," says Vahid Ebadat, CEO of Chilworth North America. "When the right people, with the right skills, implementing appropriately designed process safety programs, [are] motivated by the right organizational culture, in the right way, results are far reaching."

  • Implementing an effectuive process safety hazard management program can help you:
  • Protect your workforce, facility and the environment.
  • Ensure security of supply.
  • Maintain stakeholder confidence.
  • Comply with all local legislation and avoiding regulator intervention.

The redesigned and expanded Chilworth Academy covers all components of process safety and is structured around four core areas of proficiency.

Understanding Process Safety Hazards

Topics include:

  1. Process safety management (PSM) essentials.
  2. Process safety information: the cornerstone of PSM.
  3. Lessons from accidents in process industries.
  4. Dust explosions: understanding, prevention and protection.
  5. Gas/vapor explosions: understanding, prevention and protection.
  6. Chemical reaction hazards and thermal stability of materials.
  7. Ignition sources, including electrostatics hazards.

Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

Topics include:

  1. Practical process hazards analysis.
  2. Consequence modelling.
  3. Pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs).

Hazard Mitigation and Management Programs

Topics include:

  1. Protection against deflagration (vapors and powders).
  2. Classification and management of hazardous areas.
  3. Design of emergency relief systems.
  4. Occupied buildings risk assessment.
  5. Creating a mechanical integrity program.
  6. Creating a management of change program.

Measuring Success

Topics include:

  1. Incident investigation: methods and case studies.
  2. Efficient process safety management systems auditing.
  3. Process safety metrics and leading indicators.

In-house classroom training is tailored to the level, depth and type of knowledge requirements: Board/senior management, engineering/operational management and operator training; and is supported and enhanced by a number of options to meet an organization’s needs.