Programme Overview

This workshop is  directed towards preventing serious, process-related chemical and petrochemical incidents within the Energy Sector that might affect plant personnel, off-site communities, or the environment, or result in significant loss of property or business.

The key steps involved in the implementation and sustainability of an effective Process Safety and Integrity Management Leadership program includes:

  • Establishing a generative safety culture.
  • Providing management leadership and commitment.
  • Implementing a comprehensive PSM program.
  • Achieving operational excellence through operational discipline.
  • The promotion of continuous learning through leading and lagging PSM/IM performance indicators

Key Words

Leadership, PSM, IM, Process Safety Management, Integrity Management, Major Hazards, Risk Control, Performance Measurement, Continuous Improvement, Licence to Operate, Safety Critical Systems, Emergency Response, Audit and Review, High Performance Teams.

Who should attend?

Senior Leadership Team, Business Unit Managers, Section Heads, Senior Engineers, HSE Professionals, Operational Supervisors.


This workshop can be tailored for the client’s safety management system and is available in a 1 – 3 day format. An Executive Leadership workshop, detailing the fundamentals for Board Responsibilities, can be provided in one day.


Day 1: PSM Background, Fundamentals and Leadership

  • Process safety leadership Vision and Mission
  • PSM background – including case studies of Flixborough, England; Bhopal, India; Mexico City, Mexico; Pasedena, Texas, Piper Alpha, UK, Deepwater Horizon, USA
  • High Hazard processes and Major Accident Prevention: Hazards Assessment, barrier model and PSM safety critical equipment,
  • Integrated Business Management Systems and the role of PSM in continuous improvement: Personnel, Facilities and Technology
  • Risk based process safety – process safety culture building. Energy Sector organization culture maturity model with delegate baseline exercise.
  • Management and Leadership Commitment – strategic and tactical approaches to PSM implementation.
  • High Performance teams
  • Reflective enquiry

Day 2: PSM Programme Standard Elements

  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA): examples of assessment tools
  • Operating Procedures and Practices: Texas City Case Study barrier exercise
  • Mechanical Integrity (MI): PSM Safety Critical equipment exercise
  • Personnel Training and Performance;
  • Contractor Safety and Performance;
  • Incident Investigation and Communication
  • Emergency Planning and Response;
  • Auditing – Team Leaders/ Senior Engineers roles and responsibilities;
  • Reflective enquiry – individual and teams.

Day 3: PSM Programme Implementation

  • Review of  procedures, practices and guidelines.
  • High Performance Teams – problem solving exercise
  • Management of Change: Implementation principles.
  • Communication and Involvement: role-play
  • Overview of Implementation program: strategic/tactical roles and responsibilities, resourcing, finance, time lines,
  • Evaluation: Monthly/Quarterly PSM goals and targets
  • High Performance Organization’s – lessons learned….
  • Reflective enquiry action plans.
  • Review and rewind