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HAZOP Leader

HAZOP Leader

A hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation. A HAZOP review also generates an in depth understanding of the process for all participants, leading to a  more robust and reliable plant.

A HAZOP review team usually consists of 6 – 10 persons. Depending on the scope and size of the review, it can take anything from 1 day to several weeks. Having a facilitator who is trained in facilitation not only significantly improves the quality of the outcome but will also shorten the duration of the review.

The objectives of the HAZOP Leaders’ course are to develop the skills necessary to organise and lead a HAZOP, develop an awareness of the factors that influence the performance of the HAZOP review team and to challenge existing practices or confirm the status quo at your facility.

Every course attendee will get the opportunity to lead, scribe and critique a workshop HAZOP. The course includes material and workshops which progress towards Unit Standard 27243 (HAZOP Leaders). Unit Standard 27243 will be awarded through a sub-contracting arrangement with NZTI Ltd.


The HAZOP Leaders' course requires some experience with HAZOP to ensure students receive maximum benefits from the course. The HAZOP Leaders' course is based on the assumption students are proficient in HAZOP participation and are wishing to further upskill their HAZOP experience. Pre-requisites for the course include:

  • Either a relevant qualification such as US 19341 or participation in a similar IChemE approved course. Unit standard 19341 can be offered to students through completion of our e-learning course.

  • Participation in a number of HAZOPs

Qualifications associated with the course

To achieve the HAZOP Leaders' Unit Standard, the completion of a post course assignment and assessment is required. This includes:

  • Completing a questionnaire

  • Preparing for, conducting and reporting on a HAZOP of at least half day length and/ or 3 nodes in the workplace

  • An assessment fee of $150 excl. GST (This is not included in the basic course fee).

See here for more information on the Unit Standards and how to achieve them.

Course Content

  • Introduction to facilitation/ recap of Participants material

  • Legal requirements and standards

  • Risk Management model

  • The HAZOP agenda

  • Cause, Consequence, Safeguards, Actions

  • The whole HAZOP process

  • HAZOP report critique

  • Risk assessment

  • Facilitation

  • HAZOP variants

  • Equipment failure modes

  • Workshops on facilitation, continuous processes, procedures, and how HAZOP can fail

Course Duration: 2 days

Maximum number of attendees: 10

Click here to enquire about this course as an in-house event at your site

Where and when is this course offered?

HAZOP Leader - Open Course - Mar 18, 2020 to Mar 19, 2020
This 2 day course is offered in New Plymouth. NZD1870 per attendee (Excl. GST).

HAZOP studies are the process industry’s accepted standard for critically examining planned or existing processes and procedures and identifying associated hazards to people, the environment or the equipment. The aim of this course is to train the course participants to become effective and efficient HAZOP review facilitators.

NZQA Unit Standard 27243 (HAZOP Leaders) can be achieved with a post course assignment and assessment at an additional fee of $150 (excl. GST) per person. Our Unit Standard 27243 is provided through a sub-contracting arrangement with NZTI Ltd.

As with all our courses, if you register 4 or more attendees at an early stage, there is a potential opportunity to locate the course near to your facility. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this option. Alternatively, a bulk discount of $200 pP (excl Gst) for bookings of 2 or more people from the same company booking at the same time, will be applied after registration. 

This Course has discounted prices available:
Price per trainee for 2 or more people registering from the same company: NZD$1670.
Price per trainee for 6 or more people registering from the same company: NZD$1470.

Click here to register by Mar 06