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An introduction to Process Safety and the Safety Case

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) approved training course. Prerequisite for endorsement and recruitment registration.
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This is the first mentor-driven personalised distance learning course within the industry, utilising empirical research in neuroscience and education. Strategies include; interleaving, spacing, generation, elaboration, desirable difficulties, retrieval practice, mental models, reflection and growth mindsets. The result of which enables up to 95% retention of material.

This training course has been peer-reviewed and approved by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (www.icheme.org).

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the professional body for people
involved in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. It has a growing membership of
42,000 professionals in more than 120 countries, and accredits over 200 organisations worldwide.

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An Introduction to Process Safety and the Safety Case


Learner dependent due to the personalisation of the e-Learning system and the reinforcements required. Between 2-5 weeks is possible with actual study time being in the region of 7-10 hours.

Target Group

This training course is to create a foundation of knowledge in Process Safety, the Safety Case, MAH and the required safety behaviours for working in an offshore environment.
Hugely beneficial to:

  • People looking to gain employment offshore
  • New starts within the industry
  • Those of less experience
  • Those whose role may not allow them exposure to these industry critical topics.
  • Anyone wanting to embed the critical safety and behavioural requirements within the industry.
  • Companies who want to improve their compliance with the HASAWA 1974 2.2 c) and create a foundation of knowledge within their business.


No prior training is required to attend this training programme. A reasonable command of the English language is required and proficient computer skills.


The course focuses on the following elements;

  • Safety Case Introduction: What is a safety case, where can you find it, its purpose, why and when it was introduced. What are the contents of a Safety Case and what objectives is it trying to fulfil.
  • Major accident hazards: What are major accident hazards and how do we protect against them.
  • Safety and Environmental Critical Elements: What are safety and environmental critical elements, how do they keep us safe, how do we manage and maintain them and why is that important
  • Process Safety: Introduction to the Swiss Cheese model, understand the different barriers of protection, the associated safety critical element and how they play a role in the model to prevent a major accident hazard occurring. Introduction to people, plant and process terminology.
  • Assurance: Introduction to the assurance process for management of major accident hazards and how everyone plays their part.
  • Critical Safety Behaviours: 25 different situational questions based on actual industry events across 3 categories: in-transit, on the job, off shift.  Understand and embed the behaviours you must adopt when working in the Oil and Gas industry.


  • Provide delegates with the critical knowledge and behavioural requirements for working in an offshore environment.
  • Provide a basic level of understanding and awareness of what a Safety Case contains and why it is important.
  • Introduce learners to Major Accident Hazards, Safety and Environmental Critical Elements, the Swiss Cheese model and process safety, ensuring understanding throughout.
  • To give the learner a greater appreciation for what risks are present on an oil and gas installation and how everyone needs to play their part to maintain safe and efficient operations.


To provide assurance to the industry this course utilises a mentor function and is delivered using an advanced e-Learning system which personalises itself based on learner interactions, this technology can produce up to 95% retention.
The course continually challenges the learner based on their responses to the question and answer sections. It will then restructure the content for the right level of understanding.
The learner will login to the e-Learning system numerous times and complete work assigned by the system, as you progress, the course login time can be as low as 10 minutes.
Interactions are required during the course with a dedicated mentor who will provide assistance during your learning; this will be via a combination of internal messaging, email, Facebook, phone calls and Skype.
A final verification interaction with a mentor will take place before successful completion is achieved.

IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) approved certification will be issued on successful completion of the training course.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us. Alternatively, you can buy a space on this course. You will be informed within 24 hours if you are able to start the course immediately, if not you will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Limited availability exists due to the nature of the learning journey.

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5 reviews for An Introduction to Process Safety and the Safety Case

  1. Mark McDonnell

    I was selected to take part in the safety case awareness course through a competition that was run on Facebook by Offshore Mentors. Before I started the online course, I wasn’t sure that I was going to complete it with having no offshore experience.

    It was a lot of information to take in and a lot of it way over my head. Once I actually got started I soon realised that the course was set out in such a way that it was easy to follow and learn the information that was in front of me.

    The study sessions worked really well for me as they were straight forward with no trick questions. They were also repetitive which I felt was a good method for the information sinking in. If at any point I was struggling or wasn’t sure of a certain part of the course I was provided with help from the guys by email and they even took time to follow up with a phone call to make sure I understood what was causing me problems.

    Once I had completed the course, they followed up with another phone call to see what I had actually learned and how my outlook on safety had changed from what it was before I started.

    After completing the course, I truly feel that stepping onto an oil rig for the first time will not be as daunting as it may have been. I now know what is expected of you as an oilrig worker in relation to safety.

  2. Peter Walker

    The course is innovative, engaging and teaches proven learning methods. I believe this approach to training can make a real difference, adding an additional barrier to the way our workforce think of process safety and help the oil industry strive for continued safety improvement.

  3. Brian McHugh

    A great course with an innovative learning system which has proven results for knowledge retention – surely the way forward to replace all dated Oil and Gas training.

  4. Ryan Kelly

    Before beginning my Safety Case Awareness course I had no clue as to what a safety case was. I am fairly new to the offshore industry, having just started an apprenticeship in the field.

    I was extremely keen to expand on any knowledge that I had already learned about Oil & Gas, however, I didn’t realise how important certain behaviours and the right attitude was as it creates a better, safer working environment in the industry.

    When I began the course, I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I would be looking at the behavioural side of humans but I found it extremely interesting and showed me there is more to working offshore than just “knowing your stuff” you must know how to act and think appropriately.

    The Safety Case document was extremely detailed, yet easily understood. It contained diagrams and examples which I found to be extremely helpful. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting when you see a solid block of text but the creators of the document have tried their best to break it down as much as possible.

    The Study Sessions were very engaging and started off particularly easy. I initially had to use the document to help me with some of the answers, however, I made sure not to lie and progress beyond my knowledge level. Bit by bit I began to learn the material and it became easier and easier to complete the forms, usually having to use the hint if I ever got stuck but that little hint was very helpful at helping your brain recall the information.

    I found the Smart Forms interesting and enjoyed the questions they posed. They reminded me of some of the questions I encountered in my final year of Uni, talking a lot about hazards, behaviours and how many layers there are to create a safe environment. They made me really think about what I wanted to say and challenged me to write an answer I was
    proud of.

    Initially, I struggled with the simulations as I wasn’t in the right mindset. I was too busy thinking about just getting the “right” answer rather than trying to understand and describe the behaviours and attitude behind my answers. However, after being nudged in the right direction I found it a lot easier.

    Throughout the entire course I knew I could always contact my mentor, Paul, if I ever needed advice or to have something explained to me. He was thorough with his questions, answers and feedback, and was fast with his marking of completed work.

    After I had completed the final pieces of work, I had to complete the Post-Test which ended up being extremely easy due to all the work completed throughout.

    I would greatly recommend the course to anyone who is wanting a helping hand into the Oil & Gas industry, it was great at making me think outside the box and encourages you not to fall into the ‘same old pattern” frame of mind. That is one of the most dangerous things that could occur offshore and I wouldn’t want to go off with anyone who fell into this frame of mind as it could cause a number of accidents to occur.

    I hope in the future, when it comes to me finally being qualified to go into the Oil & Gas industry, that I can use the Offshore Mentor Group to ensure that I am confident and in the right mindset to achieve what I want offshore.

  5. Derwin Tang

    The course provides an insightful introduction to the fundamentals of safety case that aids to create awareness and preparedness in the community. Interactive learning system that engage participants to relate themselves to meet the objectives of the course.

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