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HAZOP Leadership and Management

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €1760
    Non-Members: €1980

    All bookings to be made through IChemE HAZOP

  • CPD Credit
    18 hours   C1, C3

Course Overview

This course, offered by Engineers Ireland and IChemE, explores best practice in HAZOP leadership and management. You will learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programmes more effectively. You will also learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution.

Case studies will allow you to undertake a range of project team roles and provide the opportunity to guide a team through the HAZOP process.

Certificates will be issued to candidates that pass an end-of-course assessment (certification does not act as IChemE HAZOP leader accreditation/endorsement).

Learning Outcomes

  • how to prepare for a HAZOP study meeting and programme – including defining the scope of the study and choosing the team
  • how to choose nodes (parts of the drawings or operation for HAZOP study)
  • how to estimate the programme requirements for the successful completion of a study
  • facilitation techniques to motivate the team and keep them on task
  • how to avoid common problems encountered during study meetings, including challenging behaviours
  • how to formulate the HAZOP study report
  • the team leader’s role in the implementation of recommendations and the management of the process

Who should attend

This course is for individuals experienced in the HAZOP technique who are required to lead HAZOP studies.  They must have experience as a team member and understand the HAZOP methodology. Experience as a HAZOP study scribe would also be useful.

Course Outline

  • leadership responsibilities
  • planning a HAZOP programme
  • node identification and time estimation
  • preparation of the event
  • recording style, skills and development of recommendations
  • HAZOP meeting facilitation
  • team dynamics
  • leadership through the study
  • development of the final report and action management

Trainer Profile

Nigel Bowker BSc(Eng), ACGI, MBA, C Eng, FIChemE

After graduating from Imperial College in 1976 with a degree in chemical engineering, Nigel worked as a process engineer for two firms of design contractors (Stone and Webster and Davy Powergas) and later worked for Shell Expro.

In 1986, he joined BP where he worked for the next 22 years. His career with BP included exploration and field development, production operations offshore (in Forties) and onshore (in the Forties Pipeline System), internal audit and health, safety and environment. His final role was as HS&E Manager in supply chain management for the North Sea.

After taking early retirement from BP, Nigel set up his own consultancy. He has provided a range of services to clients including process engineering, audit, process safety and occupational safety. He now specializes in chairing HAZIDs and HAZOPs and is an accredited HAZOP chairman with BP.

Nigel is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a former chairman of the IChemE’s Aberdeen Member Group.


To book a place go to IChemE


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.