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Process Safety Awareness

For apprentices, non-technical staff, new and existing staff or contractors on Major Hazard sites

Who is it for?

Non-technical staff and contractors on Major Hazard sites

1 Day course

Process Safety Awareness provides personnel who do not have direct line responsibility for Process Safety with an understanding of the principles of Process Safety and how this compares with Occupational Safety.

The Process Safety Awareness course provided very good knowledge of safety awareness and an understanding of how to stay safe on site. The trainers delivery and knowledge of the course was very good and it provided an excellent positive learning climate
William Hubbard, Science Manufacturing Technician and Process Operator, SABIC/TTE

About the Course

Process Safety Awareness has been developed to provide anyone on a high hazard site in a role which does not have direct line responsibility for Process Safety with a basic understanding of the principles of Process Safety and how they can have an impact on it.

It will allow participants to learn how to operate safely within the industry that they work and understand the important role they play in preventing incidents from occurring. As well as the basic principles and awareness of Process Safety, this course will cover the implications if an accident was to occur on site, using real examples and workshop activity. Ideal for administrators, office staff, marketing, HR and finance functions, apprentices and cleaners.

It will cover the basics of the industry standards set by the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board PSMCPB* for which Cogent Skills is the delivery partner.

Course Duration – 1 Day

How is it delivered?

Option 1 – PSA Course

The 1 day course can be delivered directly to your staff by one of our highly experienced delivery partners who is an expert in delivering Process Safety training. It can be delivered on site or at an alternative venue. Open courses are also available.

Option 2 – PSA Licence

Alternatively we can offer a Process Safety Awareness licence to train your trainer to deliver Process Safety Awareness to your workforce. The train the trainer course will be 2 days on your site for up to 8 trainers. If you already have a licensed PSMO trainer, we can cover the introduction to PSA and the assessment over one day. Companies purchase an annual licence and the train the trainer course, then pay a minimal licence fee for the individual packs.

The train the trainer course is delivered by a highly experienced training specialist who is an expert in embedding process safety into training.

Whichever option is taken, PSA delegates will undertake an end assessment and receive a Cogent certificate after the course has been delivered, which can be used to demonstrate their achievement.

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What will I learn?

On completing the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Health and Safety legislation in High Hazard Industries
  • Understand the Principles and Control Measures and what we can do to keep barriers strong
  • Be aware of the Principles of Process Safety and how this fits with Occupational Safety
  • Be aware of Hazard and Risk identification measures
  • Be aware of what can happen when we get Process Safety wrong
  • Understand the role of ‘Emergency Response’ in Process Safety Management
  • Have an understanding of what mitigation is and awareness of available mitigation measures


Option 1 – Direct Delivery            

In-house course
Face to Face. £2,250 + VAT

Online / Virtual. £2,150 + VAT

For up to 12 delegates. Additional delegates = £150 per person

Open course

Face to Face. £300 + VAT per person

Option 2 – Licenced Delivery             

Companies can purchase an annual licence and the train the trainer course. Price depends on the number of trainers. Companies then pay a licence fee for the packs and test for each delegate who goes through the PSA course.

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