The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management has been jointly designed by NEBOSH and the UK enforcement agency – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is designed specifically for those with safety responsibilities in the process industry, such as chemical manufacturing and oil & gas. It focuses on international standards and management systems, highlighting the importance of process safety management in the process industry, enabling students to effectively discharge workplace safety
responsibilities. The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is suitable for those who have the responsibility for ensuring safety as part of their day-to-day duties including:
• Managers, supervisors and employee representatives within the process industry
• Newly-appointed health and safety advisers .
This process safety management qualification is the result of the unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.
This qualification is designed to equip delegates with a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognized industrial practices for the management of process risk. This will ensure that they can recognize and contribute to the control of process safety hazards.
Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure they are relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.
“It is a real pleasure to co-develop this new qualification with NEBOSH. We hope that by combining our strengths, this qualification will help to significantly improve understanding and further reduce health and safety risks in the process industries worldwide.”
Karen Russ – Science and Commercial Director – Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Who is it For?
People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK.
It is not designed for chemical and process safety engineers experienced in the specification, design and maintenance of process plant.
It is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety management benefits companies working in the process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals who are seeking to implement effective process safety management.
It is used effectively by industry to help keep people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
People who hold the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management have practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate. This can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to cover a range of issues affecting process industries.
Key topics covered by this qualification include:
- Establishment of process management systems
- Asset management and maintenance strategies
- Safe start-up and shutdown of process plant
- Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
- Hazards and controls for:
- Chemical reactions
- Bulk storage of dangerous substances
- Fire and explosion
- Purpose and features of emergency plans
This unit is divided into the following four key elements:
- Process safety leadership
- Management of process risk
- Process safety hazard control
- Fire and explosion protection
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, but’ it is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.
It is also important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.