Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and Risk Management


Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and Risk Management

Process hazards analysis (PHA) and risk management are essential to prevent process catastrophic incidents. A process hazard analysis is an organized and systematic effort to identify and analyze the significance of potential hazards. It also analyzes potential causes and consequences of fires, explosions, release of toxic or flammable chemicals, and major spills of hazardous chemicals. PHA generally focuses on equipment, instrumentation, utilities, human actions and external factors that might affect the process.

The course provide details on hazard analysis and risk assessment and its application to processing industries. The course covers topics on hazards, risk, risk analysis probability and reliability, hazard analysis and awareness, PHA tools (HAZID, HAZOP, etc), principle of risk management. The course will also include the risk assessment process, risk contributors, risk values, risks communication and reduction strategies to enhance process safety in processing industries.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe principles of hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Apply appropriate techniques for hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Identify risk reduction strategies to prevent consequences


Course Content:

  • Introduction –Safety Legislations, Past Incidents, & Terminology
  • Techniques for Process Hazard Identification & Analysis
  • HAZID/What-If Checklist Analysis - Case Studies
  • Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) - Case Studies
  • Risk Assessment - Techniques and Communication


Target Participants:

  • QHSE Officers and Managers
  • Operations, Safety and Executive
  • Engineers - Process, Safety and Mechanical
  • PSM Implementation Team Members
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Consultants, Lecturers and
  • Researchers
  • HSE and Process Safety Senior
  • Technicians


Facilitator: Zulfan Adi Putra, PDEng, P.Eng