Process Safety Management Fundamentals

Process Safety Management (PSM) is a key leading indicator for plants which are exposed to hazards as a result of their operations. These hazards include flammable and explosive materials, high pressure, high and low temperatures, contaminants and toxic substances.

This interactive course is designed to enhance PSM awareness so as to drive down the incidence of lagging indicators, such as Demand on Safety systems and minor LOPC, which lead inexorably to damage, injury and fatality. The course will cover the various aspects of process safety, helping delegates to understand the importance of process and personal safety as well as the need for effective reporting and follow-up of process safety incidents and near misses.

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand “What is process safety” and what are the key elements
  • Understand the concept of leading and lagging process safety indicators
  • Understand the difference between personal safety and process safety
  • Know and understand international standards and best practices
  • Be able to identify and analyse process hazards
  • Be able to identify and minimize risks associated with abnormal operations including start-up and shut-down
  • Be able to categorise process safety incidents by severity
  • Effectively investigate process safety incidents and near misses
  • Recognise the impact of organizational culture and human psychology on Process Safety

The tutor, Angus Keddie, is a Wilde associate with over 30 years industry experience holding high level process safety, technical, operations, proposals and training positions. He utilises PowerPoint slides, videos, workshops, case studies and Turning Point polling to both engage and motivate delegates.


Public & On Site Training


Public & On-Site Courses: 2 Days. The course commences at 9.00am and finishes approximately 5.00pm.

Course Fee

Public Course: £1000, includes lunch and refreshments.

On-Site Course: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for onsite training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


Online Training


Online Courses: Split into 3 sessions 3 hour slots.

Course Fee

Online Courses: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for online training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.


Registration / Further Information

Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:

We can also run this course online or at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in these options.

Who Should Attend?

Process engineers, operations managers, operations supervisors and others accountable for the assessment and management of risks and hazards in the process industries

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction to Process Safety
  • Operational Discipline
  • PSM Documents
  • Abnormal Operations
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Optimisation
  • Plant Conditioning Monitoring

Day 2

  • Learning Lessons – Accidents and Incidents Analysis
  • Closing the Loop
  • Incident Management
  • Incidents, Legislation and Best Practice
  • Human Factors
  • Safety Culture


Registration / Further Information