Risk Based Process Safety Management (RBPS)

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Online - Virtual , 20240603 03 - Jun - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Cape Town - South Africa , 20240812 12 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20240902 02 - Sep - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241111 11 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241203 03 - Dec - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register


The main objective of a Risk Based Process Safety Management approach is to assist an organisation build and operate a more effective process safety management system and will enable delegates to design or improve each process safety activity associated with the management of process safety within their organization.

This course is based on Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) Management approach, described in the CCPS book Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety (2007). The course covers the four pillars and twenty elements that define the structure for the RBPS approach. The key approach is the implementation and application of the four pillars, which are:

1.Commit to process safety: Ensure that management and employees care about process safety, ensure that there is acceptance and compliance with standards and demonstrate commitment to stakeholders

2.Understand hazard and risk: Know what you operate, identify hazards and manage and minimize risk through analysis etc.

3.Manage risk: Know how to operate and maintain the process, control changes and manage incidents

4.Learn from experience: Investigate incidents, monitor performance through reviews, audits and KPIs, and ensure that findings are acted effectively upon


  • Practical approach to implementation of the four pillars of RBPS
  • Comprehensive understanding utilizing industry examples of the twenty principles of RBPS
  • Design, implement, and maintain a risk-based process safety management system that will fits the specific company’s needs and resources.
  • Deriving business benefits, over and above meeting compliance requirements
  • Handling Customers Complaints and attaining Customer Satisfaction


By attending this unique Risk Based Process Safety Management training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of Risk Based Process Safety utilizing the CCPS model
  • Recognize the importance of the necessary commitment to ensure the implementation RBPS management system through an understanding of safety culture
  • Describe the primary international standards related to process safety and the importance of compliance
  • Understand the importance competency maintenance including the principles of continuous improvement involving both the workforce   and other stakeholders
  • Understand and practice a structured approach to hazard assessment
  • Understand the principles of managing risk
  • Understand and employ the principles of continuous improvement through a structured learning and review process including audits


The Risk Based Process Safety Management training course is designed for:

  • Management Team
  • Process Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Safety Engineers
  • Maintenance/Technical personnel
  • Health and Safety personnel

The course is equally appropriate for personnel with some process safety background and those who are new to the subject.


This practical and results-oriented Risk Based Process Safety Management training course is based on adult learning concept. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; PowerPoint slides with videos to enhance learning; case studies for review and discussion, ample time for questions and answers; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a concentrated but enjoyable learning environment.

Delegates will be actively involved at all stages of the course through discussion, participatory exercises and quizzes. A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates including the CCPS book, Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS).

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training and measure the skill and ability of participants.


Module 1 - Overview Of Risk Based Process Safety

  • KeyTopics:

    • Accident Prevention Background
      • Case studies
      • Swiss cheese model
    • RBPS Concepts
    • Risk based process Safety Pillars
    • Risk Based Process Safety Elements
    • Process Safety Culture
      • Management Commitment
      • The importance of an opening and questioning environment
    • Compliance with Standards
      • Legislation,
      • International Industry Standards,
      • Company Standards
    • Workforce Involvement enhancing experience and knowledge
      • Safety Committees
      • Workforce feedback
    • Stakeholder Outreach
      • Workforce
      • Regulatory bodies
      • Business partners
      • Customers
      • Vendors
      • Environmental interest groups
      • Public

Module 2 - Understand Hazards and Risk

  • KeyTopics:

    • Process Safety Competency
    • Process Knowledge Management ,
      • Availability of knowledge and its application
      • Maintenance of process safety information
      • Dissemination of knowledge and continuous learning
    • Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis
      • HAZID
      • HAZOP
      • Quantitative Risk Assessment

Module 3 - Operational Considerations

  • KeyTopics:

    • Operating Procedures
      • Procedural structure
    • Safe Work Practices
      • Work Permits
    • Asset Integrity and Reliability
    • Contractor Management
    • Training and Performance Assurance

Module 4 - Operational Readiness 2

  • KeyTopics:

    • Management of Change
    • Operational Readiness
      • Pre Start Up Review (PSSR)
    • Conduct of Operations :
    • Safe Operating Limits
      • Emergency Management
    • Emergency Response Planning
    • Training
    • Recovery

Module 5 - Learn from Experience

  • KeyTopics:

    • Incident Investigation
      • Importance of near misses (near hits)
      • Root Cause Analysis
    • Measurement and Metrics
      • Critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Auditing
      • Internal Audits
      • External Audits
    • Management Review and Continuous Improvement

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