This 90-minute course on Process Safety Management is positioned at the awareness/introductory level. It is based on the common approaches and elements found in existing guidance for this area from, namely; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Energy Institute (EI), the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV). On completion of the desktop version, immediate certification is provided for the registered user that launched or purchased the course. 

The content of this course has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), a Professional Engineering Institution licensed by the Engineering Council in the UK. Completing this e-learning module, including the test at the end, is equivalent to 90 minutes of CPD.

The course covers:

  • Terminology.    

  • Risk based process safety.    

  • Process safety management.    

  • Process safety leadership and commitment.

  • Culture and workforce engagement.    

  • Legislation, standards and guidance. 

  • Safe working practices.    

  • Employee selection.

  • Training and competency.

  • Knowledge management.

  • Identifying and communicating with stakeholders.    

  • Hazard identification.     

  • Risk assessment and management. 

  • Process operations and conduct.    

  • Control of work.

  • Safe working procedures. 

  • Work permits.    

  • Inspection and maintenance (safety critical barriers).

  • Asset integrity.    

  • Emergency preparedness.    

  • Management of change and project management.

  • Operational readiness and handover.    

  • Supplier / contractor selection and management.    

  • Review and improvement.

  • Reporting of incidents and investigation.

  • Process safety metrics – KPIs and audit (assurance).

  • Management review.

  • Lessons learned.

  • Continuous improvement.

Organisations involved in the following activities should find this e-learning course of interest: Onshore oil and gas; Offshore oil and gas; High risk industries, particularly facilities regulated under the UK Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations; and Process operators - chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals (non-COMAH).

People with the following job titles should find this course of relevance: Control, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Plant Operator, Maintenance Technician, Technician, Project Manager. 

Either completing (but not passing) or passing this e-learning course has no bearing on entry into any other EEMUA training course, but you may choose to take one or more as a natural progression.

This e-learning course is best viewed on a desktop computer that uses the latest version of one of the main web browsers and has a reliable broadband internet connection. A mobile app version for EEMUA Corporate Members, which provides both online and offline options for taking the course, is available for Android and iOS devices. Access details are provided by email on registration for the course.

Note: If you need to save or print your e-learning certificate, please remember to do this whilst you are in the course after the test.  

To take the e-learning training course:

EEMUA Corporate Members - please log-in, click on ‘Register’ and once authenticated click on ‘Launch’ to begin the course.

EEMUA Associates receive a 50% discount on e-learning. Please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Non-Members - please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Group bookings for EEMUA's e-learning training courses are possible at discounted rates. Please email us your requirements (including the number of learners and specific courses to be accessed) to and we will provide you with a quote.

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