OTK provides essential risk assessment training courses and development courses for a range of risk, safety and reliability topics. All our risk assessment training is designed with a balanced level of theory and practical experience. Training courses are delivered by industry recognised professionals who have a wealth of knowledge within their sector. We can offer training specifically tailored to clients' requirements as well as on-site training.
The classification of hazardous areas is an integral part of the overall risk assessment process required under the Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). Its purpose is to define the extent, frequency and duration of any occurrence of an explosive atmosphere (the zone). The zone in turn defines the requirements for the selection of equipment and protective systems so as to prevent sources of ignition. Compliance with the DSEAR regulation is mandatory for any operator handling dangerous substances.
Understanding causes and sequences of failure and determination of integrity levels using qualitative and quantitative assessments. Practical training in the appreciation of safety integrity level (SIL) determination to the technical requirements of IEC 61508/62511. It is aimed at responsible managers, engineers and designers, and provides and introduction to the standard, the basics of risks, methodologies for SIL determination, and some of the important factors involved including common pitfalls.
LOPA is a semi-quantitative tool for analysing and assessing risk that looks at the safeguards on process plant to see if the protection provided is adequate for known hazards. This course covers the basic and more advanced methodology of LOPA and the detailed stages of its application. Participants are shown how significant scenarios are categorised and tolerable frequencies assigned for identified hazardous events. They are shown how to assign risk categories and hence determine the number of independent protection layers (IPLs) that should be in place.
The specification and requirements for a protection layer to be accepted as an IPL are discussed. All the essentials steps in this method are practised in workshops, including the use of software tools in LOPA
Recent and historical incidents have highlighted the importance of having a clear understanding of the principles of process safety management throughout an organisation. This must include staff at all levels from board members through engineers and other technical staff to plant and shift managers and supervisors. This intensive course covers the fundamentals and aims to provide an understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management
Addresses all aspects of hazards associated with vapour cloud explosions (VCEs):ignition processes, release and dispersion, explosion mechanisms, blast loads and modelling of all these aspects.
A hazard study is a team-based exercise and the quality of the result is highly dependent on the standard of leadership and the contribution of study team members. Whilst the need for the study leader to be suitably trained and experienced is well recognised, the study will be greatly enhanced by team members who are fully aware of their role and contribution. This practical course aims to provide improved awareness of hazard study team participants.
Course content covers the Health and Safety human factors issues in major hazard sites, and other current issues eg process safety culture and leadership. There are four modules available, supported by pre-course reading, together providing a broad human factors educational programme for safety and operational professionals.
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