Course Date

Option 1: 16 – 17 October 2020  | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Option 2: 30  -31 October 2020 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Course Fee

AED 2500 per participant
Inclusive of Certificate, Course Kit, 3 Months Mentorship / Consultation

Please note that this course is now being delivered virtually on a public basis and we can do the same with closed courses for individual organisations and their staff.

Our virtual classrooms are easy to navigate with instant access to face-to-face real time learning. The technology includes group conversation, interactive white boards as well as break out room functionality.


Delivering excellent process safety performance is a given for any operating company in the hazardous process industries.

The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’.

Many activities in the process industries involve handling hazardous chemicals, some of which are major hazards.

Incidents in which there is loss of containment of such chemicals can have consequences which are potentially harmful to people and the environment.

Hence there is the possibility of some risk to people and the environment on or around certain process industry activities. The same sort of incidents can also put business at risk.

Risk arises if someone or something vulnerable is exposed to a hazardous event or condition (eg a release of a harmful substance). Only if either hazard or exposure is not present can there truly be zero risk; wherever there is some hazard and some exposure there is a finite level of risk and ‘risk management’ is about ensuring that that finite risk is very small.

To ensure the necessary health and safety of people and the environment, there must be proper management of the risk. So risk management is not optional. It really is obligatory, for moral and legal reasons, and to maintain a company’s reputation and ‘license to operate’.

But it is also necessary to safeguard the business; good risk management is good business. It ensures that the potential safety, health and environmental risks to the business are understood and dealt with in a positive way, by prioritizing actions for risk reduction and control and maximising the effective use of financial and other resources.

Course Delivery Format

This is a practical session, live online, conducted by an expert engineer with more than 28 years of experience in Oil & Gas Field Work, including Area Authority during Commissioning, Start up and Normal Operations of On-shore, Off-shore and FPSO Plants.

Course Objectives & Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to learn and reinforce their knowledge based on the following:

  • Identify Hazards in the Workplace
  • Assess and rate Risk, taking into account existing controls and vulnerable persons
  • Evaluate Risk and determine Cost Effective Priorities
  • Devise Risk Reduction Programmes
  • Monitor Implementation
  • Prepare and tabulate Risk Assessments (JSA) for Critical Activities

Course Methodology

A highly interactive combination of lecture/slide presentations, discussions, and short videos sessions will be managed by a Chemical Engineer with more than 25 years of field process operations experience and training activities in petroleum/petrochemical industries.

He will try to maximize the amount and quality of information by knowledge and hands-on experience transfer.

The participants will also be encouraged to raise more of their own questions and to share developing the right solutions using their own analysis, observations and experience.

There will be a pre-test to evaluate the candidate’s current role and experience in order to fine-tune the training programme accordingly to suit every participant during the session followed by a test after completion of training.

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course which includes:

  • (25%) Practical ( if plant-workshop access available)
  • (30%) Theory
  • (25% Theoretical exercises)
  • (20%) Case studies & Role Play
  • Pre-test and Post-test

Variety of Learning Methods

  • Lectures
  • Videos
  • Case Studies
  • Experience transfer

Course Outline

Topics Covered | Day-1: Duration –  4 hours

Session 1: Duration – 2 hours

• Welcome & Introduction between the Trainer and Delegates

1.1 Introduction to Risk Assessment

• Legal requirements
• Common Factors in Major Accidents
• Safety as a Control Problem?

1.2 Hazards

• What is a hazard?
• Identify a hazard
• Common hazards in an Oil & Gas Plant
• Near miss real-time examples
• Accidents
• Practical exercises on HAZOP

Session 2: Duration –  2 hours

1.3 Five Steps to Risk Assessment

• Step 1: Identify the hazard
• Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how
• Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
• Step 4: Record your findings and implement it immediately
• Step 5: Review your risk assessment and update if necessary

1.4 Risk Analysis

• What Is Risk Analysis?
• When to Use Risk Analysis
• How to Use Risk Analysis
• Estimate Risk

Topics Covered | Day-1: Duration –  4 hours

Session 3: Duration – 2 Hours

1.5 How to Manage Risk

• How do we Rate Risk
• Risk Rating Examples
• Hierarchy of Control
• How to Reduce the Risk
• Calculating Risk Reduction
• Reasonably Practicable Exercises

1.6 Controlling Risk

• Qualitative Risk Analysis
• Quantitative Risk Analysis
• Risk Assessment Process Diagram
• Anatomy of RA
• Risk Matrix

Session 4: Duration – 2 Hours

1. 7 Controlling Risks in the Workplace

• Prepare a Risk Control Action Plan
• Practical Exercises on Risk Analysis of Main Vessel Shutdown

1.8 Group Exercises

• Prepare Risk Assessment (JSA) for major activities in a plant

Example: PSV Removal for Maintenance

1.9. Concluding Session

• Action items compiling for follow up in plant
• Post Test & Assessment
• Feedback from Attendees
• Certificate distribution

Masterclass Leader

Sasidharan Pallikunnummal 
Corporate Trainer & Consultant – Oil & Gas Process/Production Operations – HAZOP, HAZID, WORK PERMIT, RA – India & Middle East

Educational Qualification:

– Degree in Chemical Engineering
– Diploma in Business Administration
– Associated Member -AMICHE, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
– IFP(French-Govt.) accredited Training Instructor ( with ZADCO)

Professional Experience:         
32 Years of hands-on expertise in Production Operations and Training

Onshore-Offshore and FPSO’s     
– 6 Years with the Chemical Industry
– 12 Years in Product Operations of Oil & Gas Petrochemical Industry
– 14 Years in Competency based training (CAMS, CAS, etc.) Development of  National staff

Projects handled:

– ZADCO – Abu Dhabi, UAE
– AFP – Norway /Singapore
– SONANGOL- Angola, Africa
– ADMA – Abu Dhabi, UAE
– SHELL –AFPC – Syria

Areas of Expertise and Teaching:

  • Subsurface & Surface Facility Operations
  • Process Troubleshooting & RA
  • Process Safety
  • Improving the Performance and Reliability of Process Equipment-General
  • Metering skids-Operation and Proving Techniques
  • Learn basic trouble shooting
  • How to conduct Root Cause Analysis and Apply on Process Facilities
  • Process Hazards Analysis Techniques
  • Distillation Column, Design Operation & Practical control
  • Operational Excellence in the Process Industry