Understanding Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) Studies15 April 2019
A core objective of the Durban Chemicals Cluster’s (DCC) Operational Excellence programme is capacity- building in safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) management. In addressing this, the DCC is hosted a HAZOP workshop facilitated by Rod Prior to support member firms in implementing world-class safety management systems.
What is HAZOP?
A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is a technique that is used by safety professionals to explore a process and ensure that hazardous and/or inefficient procedures are identified and then the most effective means of remedying the risks is decided upon.
Why it’s important
Several chemicals manufacturers store, process or produce hazardous materials. It is important for all staff to be made aware or trained in Hazard and Operability studies (HAZOP) to enable them to identify and remedy any hazards or risks. The HAZOP technique is structured in a manner that identifies the intentions and deviations of a particular operation.
About the Speaker
Rod Prior, a Professional Process Safety Engineer, is invited to carry out training to meet this need. He is responsible for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) annual international training course in “Fundamentals of Process Safety Management (PSM)” in South Africa. Rod has been a pioneer in the PSM field in South Africa introducing concepts to major companies in 2004. Rod has carried hundreds of HAZOP Studies in South Africa, Middle East and Far East.