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EG50T4: PROCESS RISK IDENTIFICATION & MANAGEMENT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Historical safety/loss trends set the context for the topic. Major process hazards are reviewed with the accident process.  Legislative frameworks utilised by industry are presented, highlighting differences between regions.

Hazard management systems and supporting safety analysis techniques are presented.  These include: HAZID; LOPA; HAZOP; Event Trees; FMEA.  ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.

Management measures to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.

Candidates analyse major accidents and use the taught material to identify barriers which failed and establish underlying causes of accidents.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Waheed Afzal

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Historical safety and loss trends are discussed to set the context for the topic. The major process hazards are reviewed togethe with the accident process. The legislative framework utilised by industry worldwide is presented with differences between regions being identified.

Hazard management systems and the supporting safety analysis techniques are presented. These include: Inherent Safety; Hazard Identification (HAZID); Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA); Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP); Event Trees; Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). The concept of ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.

The development of management measuares to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.

Candidates will analyse a number of major accidents and use the taught material to identify the barriers which failed and thereby establish the underlying causes of the accidents

Further Information & Notes

Registered for MSc in Process Safety 

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7, 13 - 17
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 12
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 13 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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