NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
Program code: NEBOSH PSM
NEBOSH has joined forces with the UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop a new process safety management qualification specifically for process industries. Process safety management is a blend of engineering and management skills. It focuses on the prevention of catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances such as chemicals and hydrocarbons.
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
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed by a 90-minute multiple choice examination. A qualification parchment will be sent to students on successful completion.
People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Given the hazardous nature of these industries, this qualifications has been designed to give process safety knowledge and understanding to managers, supervisors and safety professionals to allow them to manage their process safety responsibilities. This qualification is not designed for process safety/chemical engineers with extensive operational experience of working within the processing environment. It is advised that students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.