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  • Ref:
  • HS125
  • Course Title:
  • Risk Assessment & Accident Investigation
  • Fees:
  • $1000
  • Venue:
  • Live Virtual Training
  • Date:
  • 2021-07-27


Program Overview 
The main outcomes of this course are to enable the trainees to have clear understanding and more awareness on importance of safety at work and how to manage the working environment to minimize any risk.  The course covers several topics to be delivered in three days; they are wide range of topics. 

There will be sufficient case studies and tutees involvements and if possible, there will be one or more site visits.  A short assessment will be conducted on the last day and certificates will be issued to each trainee. The three days course arranged as follows;

The most important things in an accident are: 

  • When an accident happens, the most important thing is taking care of the victim or victims.
  • After that, the most important thing is finding the causes of the accident.
  • All of us, including employers, need help and advice to identify the causes of accidents.

Objectives & Benefits
The short course will Provide participants with the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation in your workplace.

You will identify.

Primary Reasons, Benefits, and Employer Responsibilities to conducting an accident investigation 
o    Three Steps for an Effective Investigation
o    Investigate and Analysis 
o    An improved understanding of the changing perceptions of safety in oil & gas industry  
o    Introduction of new environmental legislations and standards for the workplace 
o    Acquaint with new approaches and methodologies in risk management principles and techniques identify & quantify hazards 
o    Ensure safe practices and reduction of errors, mishaps and/ or accidents; analyze incidents & near misses
o    Identification of policies and procedures that can have long term effects on the safety culture of the oil and gas company
o    Provide the participants with a structured and phased approach to creative safety hazards and risk management
o    Identify the main hazards of toxic pollutants and how to control them
o    Understand the new techniques in risk protection
o    Appreciate the importance of having a safe working environment
o    Learn and be aware of HSE protection acts and laws

The course will impart these principles using practical application of techniques and “hands-on” experience on software packages, with case studies and examples related to industry.

Be ready when accidents happen
1.    Write a clear policy statement.
2.    Identify those authorized to notify outside agencies (fire, police, etc.)
3.    Designate those responsible to investigate accidents.
4.    Train all accident investigators. 
5.    Establish timetables for conducting the investigation and taking corrective action.
6.    Identify those who will receive the report and take corrective action.

Program Content
Module 1
•    Origin and growth of safety awareness in oil and gas fields
•    Safety terminology & perception used in oil industry
•    The character and treatment of oil and gas hazards
•    Features, which are characteristic of the best measures for safety performance
•    Provision for emergencies in oil and gas industry 
•    Differentiate between hazard and risk (Industrial risk, Residual risk, Process risks, Societal risks)
•    The application of protective measures.
•    Site safety audit & assessment
•    Hazard and operability (HAZOP)
•    The fault tree and cause tree analysis 
•    Statistical process control (Cause tree, Probabilities, Fault tree)
•    The safety applications of root cause analysis 
•    The necessary paperwork & report forms for risk assessment and accident reporting
•    Accident investigations techniques 
•    Follow-up action

Module 2
•    Frequencies for the control and alarm equipment
•    Toxic release and how to control 
•    High pressure storage of gas- explosion associated Problem Solving
•    Gas and oil pipeline – hazard and risk control 
•    Corrosion as safety threat how to minimize 
•    Fire & explosion in oil and gas industry examples ands case studies
•    Application of Risk Assessment to industrial operations

Module 3 
Accident Investigation 
•    Investigate
•    Analyze
•    Report

General principles of root cause analysis process for performing and documenting an RCA-based Corrective Action
•    Incident Investigation Standard Overview
•    The procedure for incident investigation
•    One’s role in applying the standard with respect to Fire Health and Safety issues

Incident investigation Pays
•    Eliminate unnecessary interruptions to work
•    Shows management commitment
•    Improves productivity, quality & profitability
•    Enhance employee’s morale
•    Safeguard and enhances company reputation & image
•    Secure the accident scene
•    Collect facts about what happened
•    Develop the sequence of events
•    Determine the causes
•    Recommend improvements
•    Write the report

Module 4:  

Other factors in accident investigation 
Human Aspects:
•    Sorrow associated with loss of loved ones or friends.
•    Hardships & inconvenience 
•    to all involved by death, 
•    Disability and property/loss.
•    Physical pain/discomfort through Injury
•    Psychological problems associated through disfigurement, disability or
•    Major property loss.

Economic Aspects:
1) Insured costs and Compensation
2) Uninsured 
Property damage:
Tools/equipment damage
Production delays and product or material damage.
Wages to injured for lost time
Cost of hiring & training 
Replacement worker(s)
Administrative costs/Overtime

More topics to be covered
Job factors
Inadequate engineering
Inadequate purchasing
Inadequate maintenance
Inadequate tools/equipment
Inadequate work standards
Inadequate leadership
Wear & tear

Case studies 
The course will analyse major accidents and high risk case studies such as:
•    Piper alpha – North Sea – UK
•    The deep horizon; Gulf of Mexico – USA
•    BP – Texas refinery  - USA
•    Oil tanks on fire – Lutan  – UK
•    LNG plan fire & explosion – Mexico 

Workshop/ discussion on applying hazard identification techniques 
Case Studies, examples & application  

Video clips will be shown, workshops, group discussion, brain storming, other views

It is a friendly and relaxing training sessions, with great deals of information and new techniques, you will enjoy it for sure.

Training activities
•    Group work
•    Visiting industrial site (if applicable)
•    How to conduct Risk assessment / hazard identification task
•    Question and answer
•    Sharing views
•    Taking part in discussion
•    Safety meeting agenda and issues
•    Video clips
•    Case studies