Certified PHA HAZOP Leader

Instructor-led Training4 DaysBeginner

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • To build an understanding of the concepts of Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and its role in Health, Safety and Environment management.
  • To provide a basic understanding of all the major hazard identification techniques and when each should be used.
  • To provide an understanding of the responsibilities involved in PHA leadership.
  • To provide basic skills and practice in the use of the What-If and HAZOP techniques

This course is specially designed for:

This program provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of PHA for those who are involved in the management, engineering (design, process, chemical, facilities, instrumentation, and control), operations and safety of process operations. Engineers, safety/environment personnel, plant operators, area managers, projects and maintenance personnel will benefit from the practical approach presented in this program.

The Course is divided into 8 modules as below,



Module 3: HAZOP

Module 4: REHAZOP & LOPA


Module 6: WHAT IF & FMEA



and the topics to be covered in the course include:

Day 1

  • Safety Moment, What Happened?
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk terminology
  • Overview of PHA
  • History of PHA
  • PHA & Risk analysis
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Human Factors in Facility Risk
  • General PHA Procedure Flow Chart

Day 2

  • Basics of HAZOP
  • The HAZOP teams
  • HAZOP Approach
  • The 8 building blocks
  • Checklist for HAZOP Leader

Day 3

  • Points to be considered during Re HAZOPs
  • LOPA
  • Preliminary Hazards Analysis (PHA)
  • Checklists
  • What If Analysis

Day 4

  • What-If/Checklist Analysis
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Limitations of PHA
  • Leadership Styles
  • HAZOP Leader
  • HAZOP leader role
  • What team members should do
  • What team members should not do
  • Leadership skills
  • Leaders prepare
  • Leaders encourage discussion and participation
  • Leaders know how to listen
  • Leaders manager conflicts and difficult people
  • HAZOP Leader role description

Old approaches to safe design in the process industry relied on the application of codes of practice and the design was usually based upon experience from specialists and operators in the industry. Such methods were able only to consider the problems and accidents that had already happened. With the introduction of new technologies, unconventional design, complex plants, and short operating experience, a proper PHA study is now a mandatory tool to identify potential hazards and operability problems.

PHA is a systematic multidisciplinary team study intended to identify and analyze the significance of potential process hazards and make initial recommendations for eliminating hazards, for reducing the consequences of potential accidents and for improving general facility safety.
PHA methods are used for new plants as well as for modifications to an existing design. The methods have been developed primarily for the process industry and have been applied in great scale in the Oil and Gas sector. However, the PHA techniques are now applied with success for other industries such as offshore construction, power and water projects, space and military industries, and environmental studies.
PHA studies are used to provide information for Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) studies, for example, to help meet the requirements of the IEC 61511 / ISA 84 standard on safety instrumented systems.

Discover the new requirements of certified PHA HAZOP Leader.

Instructor-led training in a virtual classroom. This means the course is Live Online. Participants will learn through online teaching. Lectures, case studies, group exercises, discussions, problem solving, examples with explanation, assignments and/or quizzes happen in the virtual classroom training. Participants need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location. Each module is delivered live using webinar technology, creating a virtual classroom learning environment. Live sessions provide you with direct access to the trainer so you can ask questions, understand complex concepts and share ideas with peers. Webcam and microphone are REQUIRED to interact with the instructor and/or other participants.

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.


If you are interested in becoming a certified PHA HAZOP Leader, you need to comply with the following requirements:

  • Attendance of PHA HAZOP Leader course and pass the exam (more than 70% score)
  • Its highly recommended for learner interested to be Certified PHA HAZOP Leader to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in HAZOP and PHA.
  • University degree (master's or bachelor's degree in engineering or science discipline)


Total 50 MCQ with 100 marks examination


Invigilator based proctored exam, conducted online


Over all 70% is the passing criteria.


75 minutes


  • Certificate of Successfully completion for “Certified PHA HAZOP Leader” for participants who pass the exam criteria
  • For participants who doesn’t manage to pass the exam criteria will receive attendance certificate of Certified PHA HAZOP Leader
Price (excl. TAX)
$ 1,680.00

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