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HSE and NEBOSH trial new process safety qualification

A new qualification is being piloted for managers, supervisors and safety professionals working in potentially hazardous process industries, such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) jointly developed the five-day course, entitled NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

The pilot project started this month (February). The course will be assessed by a multiple-choice exam, the first of which is scheduled to take place in May.   

The new qualification has been designed to help prevent catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with the loss of containment of chemicals and hydrocarbons by training holders how to effectively manage process safety risks. 

Topics include the establishment of process management systems, asset management and maintenance strategies, start-up and shutdown of process plants, and emergency planning. 

Students taking the course should already have an underpinning knowledge of safety and health issues.

 

Keeley Downey is acting deputy editor of IOSH Magazine. She is a former editor of Biofuels International, Bioenergy Insight and Tank Cleaning Magazine

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  • March 2017

    Permalink Submitted by Miss Claire Ingram on 5 March 2017 - 01:56 pm

    March 2017
    It is good to see a new trial exam

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