EEMUA 231 Mechanical integrity

This is a one day training course for those responsible on a day-to-day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment, particularly where there are hazardous substances present. The course is based on EEMUA Publication 231 'Mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances: a guide to periodic examination and testing', which was developed and written by EEMUA and the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) in consultation with the UK Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Hazardous Installations Directorate.

Why is this course important?

EEMUA Publication 231 has been recognised as providing a sound basis from which to develop arrangements for the management and delivery of periodic examinations aimed at maintaining the integrity of plant containing hazardous substances. Although originally for sites falling under the UK regulator, it has developed an international reputation as good practice. 

EEMUA has worked with a respected consultancy to produce this one day course based on the guidance. The top level objectives of the course are threefold:

1 - Introduce EEMUA 231 as a tool to help:

  • Manage the primary containment envelope effectively
  • Safely manage ageing plant

2 - Organisational arrangements to deliver integrity management:

  • Ensuring integrity through periodic examination and testing
  • Effective inspection and response to findings – competence at every stage

3 - Provide guidance on how to be in line with:

  • Legislative requirements
  • Good practice
  • HSE expectations for managing integrity


Who should attend?

This course is recommended for people responsible on a day-to-day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment, primarily those where Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations apply, but also those outside the scope of COMAH, where there are hazardous substances present. 

This course will also be of interest to related stakeholders, including operators who are required to be “intelligent customers”, inspection bodies (including ‘competent persons’) and providers of specialist services to the process.

Permanent employees of EEMUA Member companies, the Associate company scheme and SAFed members will receive a discount off the standard course fee. To confirm if you are eligible for the discount, please check our membership page

Training documentation and certificate, plus lunch and refreshments are included in the price. 

Training Course

EEMUA Mechanical Integrity course

31/10/2019

near Chester, UK

Course is delivered in English.

Fully Booked! Our next course will be held on 12th March 2020. 

One day training-only course. It is aimed at the people responsible on a day-to day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment where there are hazardous substances present. 

Training Course

Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate

13/01/2020 - 07/08/2020

Online Learning

Course is delivered in English.

EEMUA's online competency-based training course for mechanical integrity practitioners addresses the loss of primary containment of hazardous substances, a major cause of incidents and regulator interventions in the UK. The flexible online learning delivery and assessment, and robust certification means that Learners do not have to be away from site for long periods in order to obtain relevant, industry accepted competence in a safety critical area, with appropriate evidence for stakeholders. 

Training Course

EEMUA Mechanical Integrity course

12/03/2020

near London, UK

Course is delivered in English.

One day training-only course. It is aimed at the people responsible on a day-to day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment where there are hazardous substances present. 

Training Course

EEMUA Mechanical Integrity course

07/05/2020

near Nottingham, UK

Course is delivered in English.

One day training-only course. It is aimed at the people responsible on a day-to day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment where there are hazardous substances present. 

Training Course

EEMUA Mechanical Integrity course

10/09/2020

near Chester, UK

Course is delivered in English.

One day training-only course. It is aimed at the people responsible on a day-to day basis for ensuring mechanical integrity of plant and equipment where there are hazardous substances present.