• Class and Course

    CCPS Process Safety Professional certification

    Course Objective

    • The CCPSC is not a training program. Rather it is a rigorous certification process that verifies your competency in the latest process safety tools and techniques. So its CCPS Preparation Training for the Exam and your annual renewal, which includes a continuing education requirement, serves to prove your ongoing proficiency. It's the one certification every process safety professional needs.
    The following points shall be discussed in the course:
    • Overview of RBPS 4 pillars according to CCPS 20 elements
        • Commit to process safety (5 elements)
        • Understand hazards and risks (2 elements)
        • Manage risk (9 elements)
        • Learn from experience (4 elements)
    • Overview of layers of protection analysis (according to AIChEm LOPA book)
    • Overview of consequence and dispersion modeling (according to Chemical Process Safety Daniel book).
    • Review, Exercises, and questions examples. 
    •  Classroom with Theoretical and Practical Implementation

    Commit to Process Safety
    Element 1: 

    • Process Safety Culture:  A positive environment where employees at all levels are committed to process safety. This starts at the highest levels of the organization and is shared by all. Process safety leaders nurture this process.
    Element 2: 
    •  Compliance with Standards:  Applicable regulations, standards, codes, and other requirements issued by national, state/provincial, and local governments, consensus standards organizations, and the corporation. Interpretation and implementation of these requirements. Includes development activities for corporate, consensus, and governmental standards.
    Element 3: 
    • Process Safety Competency:  Skills and resources that the company needs to have in the right places to manage its process hazards. Verification that the company collectively has these skills and resources. Application of this information in succession planning and management of organizational change.

    Element 4: 

    • Workforce Involvement: Broad involvement of operating and maintenance personnel in process safety activities, to make sure that lessons learned by the people closest to the process are considered and addressed. 
     Element 5:
    • Stakeholder Outreach:  Activities with the community to help outside responders and the public understand the plant’s hazards and potential emergency scenarios and how to address these scenarios.

    Hazards and Risk  
    Element 6:

    • Process Knowledge Management: The assembly and management of all information needed to perform process safety activities. Verification of the accuracy of this information. Confirmation that this information is correct and up-to-date. This information must be readily available to those who need it to safely perform their jobs.  
    Element 7:
    • Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis: Identification of Process Safety hazards and their potential consequences. Definition of the risk posed by these hazard scenarios. Recommendations to reduce or eliminate hazards, reduce potential consequences, and reduce frequency of occurrence. Analysis may be qualitative or quantitative depending on the level of risk.

    Manage Risk:

    Element 8:
    •  Operating Procedures:  Written instructions for a manufacturing operation that describes how the operation is to be carried out safely, explaining the consequences of deviation from procedures, describing key safeguards, and addressing special situations and emergencies.  
    Element 9:
    • Safe Work Practices: Procedures to safely maintain and repair equipment such as permits-to-work, line breaking, and hot work permits. 
     Element 10:
    • Asset Integrity and Reliability:  Activities to ensure that important equipment remains suitable for its intended purpose throughout its service. Includes proper selection of materials for construction; inspection, testing, and preventative maintenance; and design for maintainability 
    • Contractor Management: Practices to ensure that contract workers can perform their jobs safely and that contracted services do not add to or increase facility operational risks  
    Element 12:
    • Training and Performance Assurance: Practical instruction in job and task requirements and methods for operation and maintenance workers, supervisors, engineers, leaders, and process safety professionals. Verification that the trained skills are being practiced proficiently.

    Element 13:

    • Management of Change: Process of reviewing and authorizing proposed changes to facility design, operations, organization, or activities prior to implementing them, and that the process safety information is updated accordingly. 
    Element 14:
    • Operational Readiness: Evaluation of the process before start-up or restart to ensure the process can be safely started. This applies to the restart of facilities after being shut down or idled as well as after process changes and maintenance. This also applies to the start-up of new facilities.
    Element 15:
    • Conduct of Operations: This means by which management and operational tasks required for process safety are carried out in a deliberate, faithful, and structured manner. Managers ensure workers carry out the required tasks and prevent deviations from expected performance.
    Element 16:
    • Emergency Management: Plans for possible emergencies that define actions in an emergency, resources to execute those actions, practice drills, continuous improvement, training or informing employees, contractors, neighbors, and local authorities, and communications with stakeholders in the event an incident does occur.

    Learn from Experience  
    Element 17:

    • Incident Investigation: Process of reporting, tracking, and investigating incidents and near-misses to identify root causes, take corrective actions, evaluate incident trends, and communicate lessons learned.  
    • Element 18:
    • Measurement and Metrics: Leading and lagging indicators of process safety performance, including incident and near-miss rates as well as metrics that show how well key process safety elements are being performed. This information is used to drive improvement in Process Safety.  
    Element 19:
    • Auditing: Periodic critical review of process safety management system performance by auditors not assigned to the site to identify gaps in performance identify improvement opportunities, and track closure of these gaps to completion.

    Element 20:

    • Management Review and Continuous Improvement: The practice of managers at all levels of setting process safety expectations and goals with their staff and reviewing performance and progress towards those goals. May take place in a staff or “leadership team” meeting or one-on-one. May be facilitated by the process safety lead but is owned by the line manager.
    • Review and Exam

    • Process engineers
    • Facilities engineers
    • HSE engineers
    • Operation & maintenance

    • The CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification designation signifies more than just training. This credential demonstrates expertise in process safety practice.
    • Only process safety professionals with relevant process safety experience can earn this distinction. Each candidate will be rigorously screened and tested to ensure their 
    • Professional knowledge and commitment to staying current with the latest developments in process safety.

    • Engineering qualifications

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