HAZOP Member / Facilitator

Discover the new requirements of Certified HAZOP Member / Facilitator

Discover the new requirements of Certified HAZOP Member / Facilitator

WHat will you learn from the course?

A hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment or prevent efficient operation. A HAZOP review also generates an in-depth understanding of the process for all participants, leading to a more robust and reliable plant. Our HAZOP Member Training course is aimed at developing the skills of attendees of HAZOP reviews.

A HAZOP review team usually consists of group of persons between 6 to 10 people. Depending on the scope and size of the review, it can take between 1 day to several weeks. Having a review team that is familiar with the processes of the review not only significantly improves the quality of the outcome but will also shorten the duration of the review.

The objectives of this course are to convey the benefits of HAZOP and the role of the HAZOP review in the process safety framework. It will familiarise the participants with the structure and methods of the review, enabling them to be more effective and efficient review team members. The course will also increase the participants’ ability to identify and assess process hazards outside of a review.

Duration: 2 - day course

Topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques
  • Techniques for hazard identification and analysis – HAZOP
  • Where and when to use HAZOP and the requirements for a successful HAZOP study
  • Team composition for HAZOP studies
  • Guide words and process variables used for HAZOP studies
  • Syndicate exercise - application of HAZOP to relevant processes
  • Hazard Identification
  • Double (or Multiple) Jeopardy
  • Confusion in Terminology
  • Exercise
  • Fail Safe
  • Basics of HAZOP
  • What is the HAZOP
  • Methodology
  • HAZOP methodology
  • PFD and P&IDs
  • Guidelines for subdividing the process into modes
  • Process node characteristics
  • Node description
  • Process design intent
  • Parameters
  • Guidewords
  • Deviation
  • Identification of causes of deviation
  • Risk Ranking using the approved matrix
  • Consequences
  • Safeguards and recommended actions
  • Techniques for Hazard Identification and Analysis – HAZOP
  • The role of HAZOP
  • The role of HAZOP in risk assessment
  • What happens when it goes wrong?
  • Historical perspective
  • The origins and development of HAZOP
  • HAZOP terminology
  • HAZOP and safety
  • The benefits arising from the application of HAZOP
  • The drawbacks of not employing HAZOP
  • Putting a HAZOP study into practice: A case study
  • A continuous and guided HAZOP study workshop
  • Preparing the study
  • Taking the lead
  • Identifying the components
  • Formulating the team
  • Motivating the team
  • Reviewing the HAZOP case study
  • Identifying common mistakes
  • What needs to be changed
  • Preparing HAZOP reports
  • Where and When to Use HAZOP and the Requirements for a Successful HAZOP Study
  • Team Composition for HAZOP Studies
  • Guide Words and Process variables used for HAZOP Studies
  • HAZOP Team Leader / Facilitator Requirements
  • HAZOP Scribe Requirements
  • Facilitating HAZOP Studies - do’s and don’ts
  • Information required to allow Successful HAZOP Studies
  • Review of Commercial Software used for HAZOP and Management of Change ‘MOC’

Who should take the course?

This course is aimed at operators, engineers, designers, and maintenance personnel who will at some point be part of a HAZOP review team.


Having attended a professional training course of HAZOP Member /Facilitator for minimum 24 hours covering knowledge equivalent to the scope of certification.


Total 50 MCQ with 100 marks examination


Invigilator based proctored exam, conducted online


Over all 70% is the passing criteria.


75 minutes


Deliverables to participants

Certificate of Successfully completion for “Certified HAZOP Member/ Facilitator “ for participants who pass the exam criteria

For participants who doesn’t manage to pass the exam criteria will receive attendance certificate of Certified HAZOP Member/ Facilitator


The course content and structure are designed by the domain experts from TÜV SÜD.

With immense experience and knowledge in the relevant standards, our team of product specialists and technical experts at TÜV SÜD, developed the course content based on current business landscape and market requirements.


  • What are the benefits of enrolling in this course?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability



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