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Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leaders

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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Houston, TX August 17-21, 2015 5 days $3,195
Chicago, IL September 14-18, 2015 5 days $3,195
Mumbai, India September 21-25, 2015 5 days $4,795
Munich, Germany October 5-9, 2015 5 days £3,100 or €3,690
Houston, TX October 26-30, 2015 5 days $3,195
Las Vegas, NV November 2-6, 2015 5 days $3,195
Houston, TX December 7-11, 2015 5 days $3,195
Singapore, Singapore December 7-11, 2015 5 days $4,795

Course Description

This PHA training course helps prepare team leaders to facilitate PHA study teams. In addition to receiving expert instruction on the technical and managerial procedures involved with leading a PHA team, you'll form a study team with other participants and take turns leading the team. This workshop exercise is overseen by an instructor who will give feedback on your performance. The course is a methodology course for PHA team leaders, not a software training course. Although PHAWorks® is used to document course workshop sessions, this course is applicable to anyone requiring team leadership training, regardless of the software tools used by your organization.

The course provides you with specific detailed guidelines for facilitating PHA studies, including PHA Revalidations, which you will practice in workshop sessions. Participants discover the tactics and success factors that help ensure a successful study.

Upon completing this course you will receive certification of training to satisfy regulatory requirements and industry standards for PHA team leaders. Attendees also receive a detailed course manual, electronic copies of regulatory standards, job aids, checklists, and resource materials to immediately assist in applying the skills learned to leading PHA studies.


Learn to organize and lead process hazard analysis studies, including PHA Revalidations, using the HAZOP and "What-If" techniques. Participants discover the tactics and success factors that help ensure a successful study.

Target Audience

Engineers and others responsible for leading PHA studies.


The ability to understand P&IDs and a technical background in process plants are required.

Course Contents

  • Overview of PHA
  • PHA Regulatory Requirements
  • Hazard Identification and HAZID
  • PHA Methods
    • Checklist
    • What-If
    • HAZOP
    • FMEA
    • Fault Tree Analysis
    • Major Hazards Analysis
    • Event Tree Analysis
    • Cause-Consequence Analysis
    • Bow Tie Analysis
    • Preliminary Hazard Analysis
  • Preparing and Organizing PHA Studies
  • Subdividing the Process for Study
  • Inherent Safety Review
  • Recording PHA Studies
  • Design Intent, Parameters and Deviations
  • Leadership Skills for Managing the Team
  • Completing the PHA Worksheet
  • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
  • Management of PHA Studies
  • Multiple Failures
  • Human Factors in PHA
  • Facility Siting in PHA
  • Treating Utilities in PHA
  • Handling Multiple Modes of Operation
  • PHA for Process Changes
  • PHA for Procedures
  • PHA for Batch Processes
  • Quality Control in PHA Studies
  • PHA Report Preparation
  • Managing the Follow-Up of PHA Results
  • Planning PHA Revalidations
  • Conducting PHA Revalidations
  • Documenting PHA Revalidations

Duration / Credits

  • Five days
  • 3.5 CEUs awarded
  • 5.85 CM Points; ABIH Approval # 10-3183
  • 35 PDH or Technical Hours
  • 3.5 COCs


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