Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Evaluating health and safety risks in processes, procedures, premises, and installations.

Hazard identification and quantitative risk assessment play an important part in the evaluation of health and safety risks.

We need to identify and quantify risk before and after precautionary and engineering control measures. We need to include safety measures from design to operation, maintenance and finally decommissioning.

We can quantify and analyse risk using a variety of methods. These include:

  • HAZOP (hazard and operability study)
  • HAZAN (hazard analysis)
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • event tree analysis
  • FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis)
  • SIL (safety integrity level)
  • LOPA (layer of protection analysis)
  • ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable)
  • bow-tie analysis

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out safety and risk analysis. We'll show you how to relate the risk assessment tools to the safety case and other regulatory requirements. We'll describe the legislative requirements governing process safety in different industries.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes at Newcastle University in Singapore, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students. If you elect to study the full Masters' programme after completing the module, this is an available option for you.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Objectives and Outline

Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • perform safety and risk analysis using a variety of methods
  • quantify and analyse risks under various operating conditions
  • evaluate how risks can be minimised to an acceptable level using various control and engineering measures

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to process and safety risks.
  2. Legislative requirements governing process safety.
  3. Quantitative risk assessment methods and tools including:
    • HAZOP (hazard and operability study)
    • HAZAN (hazard analysis)
    • Fault Tree Analysis
    • event tree analysis
    • FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis)
    • SIL (safety integrity level)
    • LOPA (layer of protection analysis)
    • ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable)
    • bow-tie analysis.
  4. Integration of probits, dispersion modelling, fire and explosion into QRA.
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Further Information

Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code NUS8101) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Fees

  • Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment
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The course fee includes tuition and course materials.

Contact the team in Singapore for information about cancellation and refund of fees.

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment usually attracts an additional fee. Delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. More details are available from the Singapore team.

To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.