Risk Based Process Safety Management (RBPS)

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Risk Based Process Safety Management (RBPS) was developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in the USA and builds on the original process safety management ideas published in the early 1990s. RBPS provides a guideline that helps build and operate a more effective system to manage process risks. This course will assist companies to reduce risk and avoid losses reducing from the unintended releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable liquids and gases in processes involving highly hazardous materials. RBPS also has industry-wide benefits as an incident at an unrelated company negatively affects the public's perception of the entire chemical and oil industries. Course participants will have one sight visit to a company related to their jobs specification (Petrochemical company).

  • Distinguishing between occupational safety and process safety risks
  • Understanding how major accidents happen in the chemical and oil industries
  • Identifying potential failure modes or deviations that could lead to incidents at your company's processing facilities
  • Identifying controls or barriers to prevent or mitigate process safety incidents in your operation
  • Understanding and discuss the principles of inherently safer design
  • Understanding the framework for Risk Based Process Safety Management
  • Understanding and discuss application of the twenty elements of RBPS
  • Understanding the auditing system of PSM
  • Understanding some process hazard analysis techniques such as SIL & LOPA  
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Operations and Maintenance Managers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Process Safety Practitioners and Auditors
  • Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Managers

Day 1

  • Importance of process safety management.
  • Key requirements of process safety management.
  • Process safety culture and competency
  • Compliance with standards
  • Authentic leadership and commitment to process safety 

Day 2

  • Training and Performance Assurance
  • Management of Change
  • Operational Readiness
  • Operational Discipline
  • Emergency Management 

Day 3

  • Incident Investigation 
  • Measurement and Metrics 
  • Auditing 
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement 
  • Contractor Management 


Day 4

  • Process Safety Culture 
  • Compliance with Standards 
  • Process Safety Competency 
  • Workforce Involvement 
  • Overview of LOPA & SIL

Day 5

  • Process Knowledge Management 
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis 
  • Operating Procedures 
  • Safe Work Practices 
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability 


  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

daily 09:00 – 14:00