NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH has joined forces with the UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the new NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

This process safety management qualification, is the result of the unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.

This qualification is designed to equip delegates with a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk. This will ensure that they can recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards.

What kind of people will take the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management?

People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK.

It is not designed for chemical and process safety engineers experienced in the specification, design and maintenance of process plant.

It is recommended that students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.

What will I gain from this qualification?

Knowledge – The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge that will allow you to contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.

Recognition – This qualification is the result of a unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of the HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications. HSE has led the way in risk-based regulation, underpinned by the fundamental principle of UK health and safety law – those who create risks are best placed to control them and should do so in a proportionate and practical way.

Career Prospects – Process Safety Management is of vital importance in hazardous process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Holding a qualification designed and assessed by NEBOSH and the HSE can help you stand out.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

A safer workplace – The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting
valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.

Assurance – An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to process safety management. The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.

Return on investment – A worker with the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management has practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate.

What does the course cover and how is it assessed?

Unit PSM1: Process Safety Management

Comprises four elements

  • Process Safety Leadership
  • Management of Process Risk
  • Process Safety Hazard Control
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response

With topics including

  • Establishment of process management systems
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies
  • Safe start-up and shutdown of process plant
  • Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Hazards and controls for:
    –   Chemical reactions
    –   Bulk storage of dangerous substances
    –   Fire and explosion
  • Purpose and features of emergency plans

The course is assessed by a 90 minute exam

Where can I take a course leading to the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management?

Details of NEBOSH accredited course providers throughout the world can be found on NEBOSH’s website.

Please contact the accredited course providers directly to find out how their course will be structured.

Where can I find out more?

Further details, including a Guide to the NEBOSH Certificate in Process Safety Management, can be found on the NEBOSH website.


Apply Now