ASSP-MEC

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management (ASSP)

Introduction

																		
NEBOSH has joined forces with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.
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.

																	

Program Objectives

		
																		
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to cover a range of issues affecting process industries. 
Topics include: 
•  Establishment of process management systems 
•  Asset management and maintenance strategies 
•  Start-up and shut-down 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 

																	

Program Contents

																		
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 five key elements:
•	Process safety leadership
•	Management of process risk
•	Process safety hazard control
•	Fire and explosion protection

Further details can be found in the syllabus guide in: www.nebosh.org.uk/documents/nebosh-hse-certificate-in-process-safety-management-syllabus/psm-cert-july-17-spec-v1-syllabus-guide.pdf

																	

Assessment and Certification

																		
Students are assessed by a 90-minute, 40 question multiple choice examination. There is no practical element to this qualification. 
NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management exams take place on a date chosen by your course provider. You should contact your chosen course provider for more information

•  Examination registration
Learners must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by an accredited learning partner.

•  Examination entry confirmation
Once your learning partner has registered you to an examination, they will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your learner number and the regulations for you as a learner. The learner number is the only identification that you may use on your examination scripts – scripts must not include your name. 

The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. Please contact your learning partner if you have not received your Examination Entry Confirmation.

•  Examination dates
All examinations are held on a date chosen by your learning partner. You should contact them for more information.

•  Examination Results
You will receive your results within 15 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued.  This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.
																	

Target Audience

																		
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 students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.