Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Legislation, Safety Case and Incident Investigation

An overview of the latest legislative requirements.

In 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore announced implementation of the Safety Case Regime. The legislation requires all Major Hazards Installation (MHI) companies to submit a Safety Case.

A Safety Case is a structured set of documentation focusing on how an MHI prevents major accidents. It also explains how the company limits consequences to people and to the vicinity. It shows how the company will reduce risks from major accident hazards to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

This course provides an overview of the latest legislative requirements related to process safety. We will provide some case studies and examples of accident and incident investigation.

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

Legislation, Safety Case and Incident Investigation

Course Objectives

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

  • identify the impact of process safety
  • explain how non-compliance can lead to catastrophic failure and damages
  • describe the requirements of process safety legislation
  • apply your knowledge and skills to prepare for your own safety case

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Process Safety and Loss Prevention - key concepts, philosophies and principles.
  2. Case studies of accidents, their causes and impacts.
  3. Development of legislation and regulation related to process safety internationally, including USA, Europe, Japan and Singapore - permitting, inspection and enforcement.
  4. Current Safety Case Regime and its statutory requirements in Singapore and other countries.
  5. Singapore Standards SS506 (Occupational Safety and Health Management), its requirements and compliance.
  6. Concept of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP), the economics of loss prevention.
  7. Root cause analysis and incident investigation.
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

Legislation, Safety Case and Incident Investigation

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code NUS8100) 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

Legislation, Safety Case and Incident Investigation

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Legislation, Safety Case and Incident Investigation

Fees

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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.