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This technical briefing is offered for public live-streamed delivery. It is also available for in-house live-streamed delivery.


Facilitators of process hazard analysis (PHA) studies, such as HAZOP, and layers of protection analysis (LOPA), face the challenge of managing a team of people effectively and efficiently. They need to be adept at managing the human issues and interactions that occur between the multi-disciplinary team members who participate in studies. Often, this poses a greater challenge to facilitators than understanding the technical aspects of studies.

Consequently, training in managing teams and understanding the factors that influence team performance is vital for PHA and LOPA facilitators. Lack of skill in addressing human and psychological factors likely will lead to poor quality studies.

This technical briefing describes the various human and psychological factors that influence the behavior and chemistry of teams and provides guidelines for dealing with them. Issues such as groupthink, peer pressure, and the compatibility of different personality types are addressed. Attendees receive an electronic copy of the technical briefing materials.

What you will learn:

  • How leadership styles affect the team
  • How to select competent team members
  • Human psychological factors that impact on the quality of studies
  • How to keep team members involved and energized
  • How to motivate team members
  • How to avoid digressions and distractions
  • How to maintain the pace and keep the focus on studies
  • How to address bias
  • Challenges and how to address them
  • How to manage conflict
  • How to avoid psychological pitfalls
  • Guidelines for managing teams

Who Should Attend

Individuals who act as leaders / facilitators of PHA or LOPA study teams.


An understanding of PHA or LOPA.