Process Hazards Analysis

PHAs are structured, team-based exercises focused on hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk management. The deliverables of PHAs help drive design and procedural improvements to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences to personnel, the environment, and commercial interests. Traditional PHA approaches include Checklist, What-If, What-If/Checklist, Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard and Operability (HAZOP), and Layers Of Protection Analysis (LOPA).  

Process Hazards Analysis with Focus on HAZOP Methodology

This two-day course will provide lessons and activities aimed to enable individuals to be active participants in their next HAZOP.  Topics include the following: 

  • Prepare for a HAZOP
  • Define nodes
  • Develop hazard scenarios using deviations and cause-consequence pairings
  • Identify safeguards and IPLs
  • Perform risk-ranking
  • Craft effective recommendations
  • Understand meeting and team dynamics regarding PHAs
Successful PHA’s rely heavily on team communication.  In addition to HAZOP Methodology, this course provides tools to improving team communication and increase team productivity.

Process Hazards Analysis with Focus on LOPA Methodology

This one-day course is a great follow-up to our HAZOP Methodology course.  Topics include the following: 
  • Prepare for a LOPA
  • Develop LOPAs using HAZOP hazard scenarios
  • Identify and apply enabling conditions
  • Identify and apply IPLs
  • Identify and apply conditional modifiers
  • Calculate LOPA likelihood and define required risk reduction factor


“One of the best classes I have ever taken.”

“Everyone was awesome and very knowledgeable.”

“Great course.”

“I really enjoyed the LOPA class. It was presented in a manner that was easy to understand and apply for my regulatory purposes.”