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Cogent Skills is identified as the main skills body for Competence and Regulatory Compliance within High Hazard industries.

courses designed by industry for industry

Designed by industry – our Process Safety Management training is recognised as good practice by the HSE’s ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework and:

Can lead to a “reduction in scope or depth of inspection".

Courses listed in:

HSE’s ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework' (Page 11, section 54D)

HSE’s COMAH Guidance Document: Examples of Operator Activities in Scope of the Framework (Page 4 - Recognising Competence in Process Safety Leadership, Management and Operation)

Since 2010, Cogent Skills has been the secretariat, facilitator and exclusive training delivery partner for the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board’s

Process Safety Management (PSM) training standards framework to industry.

Our exclusive PSM course content includes approved high hazard training guidelines – aligned to industry standards, with the key aims being to:

  • Help worldwide high hazard industries keep their ‘License to Operate’
  • Improve business’ operational integrity, safety and reduce the risk of a Major Accident.
  • Ensure that your workforce competence management, process safety compliance and existing systems are fit for purpose

WHO IS IT FOR?

Senior Executives, Board Members, Leaders, Managers and Operators of high hazard facilities - responsible for the safe operations of Assets, People, Systems and the Environment.

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Designed by industry – for industry. 
Our courses are recognised as good practice by the HSE’s ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework.

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Key:

PSMCPB Approved
Regulatory Standard
Bowtie Barrier Risk Management
Bowtie Barrier Risk Management
PSMCPB Approved
ECITB Hazard Management Foundations
In partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), employers can…
PSMCPB Approved
Implementing Process Safety Leadership
Implementing Process Safety Leadership - Take stock of how well you are…
LIPI
Leading in the Process Industries is a comprehensive portfolio of leadership and…
NEBOSH HSE Award in Risks & Managing Risk Assessments at Work
Structured around the H.S.E’s approach to controlling the risks caused by workplace…
NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health & Safety Leadership Excellence
For senior business leaders or those aspiring to this position. To help…
NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
Includes value-added Process Safety Management training standards.
NEBOSH HSE Certificates and Awards
Globally recognised health, safety and risk qualifications from NEBOSH and the Health…
NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation
Learn how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively. By learning lessons and…
OECD Process Safety Leadership Benchmarking
OECD Process Safety Leadership Benchmarking
Process Leaders Apprenticeship
Process Leaders Apprenticeship
Regulatory Standard
Process Safety Awareness
Process Safety Awareness provides an introduction to the basic principles of process…

An Overview

All Process Safety Management training courses have been approved by expert panels and meet the relevant awarding body or industry standard. Content has been developed by rigorously vetted, subject matter experts - who have benchmarked content to COMAH / SEVESO III competence and compliance requirements against:

Process Safety versus Occupational (Personal) Safety– what’s the difference?

Both could end in tragedy! A very basic explanation:

  • Occupational Safety. The hazards arise from the activity and the immediate work area. They are largely controlled by the individual (via work methods, and things like PPE). Occupational safety focusses on incidents which may impact the worker and those nearby.
  • Process Safety. Here, hazards are in the system – stored energy, toxic or flammable materials, high temperatures etc. – and systems are needed to control these from design, through operations and changes. Loss of control of these hazards can lead to significant or catastrophic events which have greater consequences to your people, assets and the environment.

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FILM. High Hazard Sites – Do you employ 3rd Party Contractors?

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FILM. About the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board.

Since Tata Steel adopted the PSM training programme in 2016 our business has seen a:
• Marked improvement in awareness of process safety across our many locations not only in the UK but also on our European and Global sites.
• Employee engagement with process safety has increased
• More and more of our employees are aware of their role in managing process safety.
As a business operating with many high hazard facilities including upper, lower tier and also NON-COMAH sites and a strategic industry with more than 8000 employees in the UK alone, safety is always at the forefront of our concerns and continuous improvement in our process safety culture is a key objective.
Prior to adopting the PSM programme, process safety management was often seen as the responsibility of a small team of specialists, whereas now, after implementing the Process Management standards across our COMAH and NON-COMAH sites, everyone better understands their role in leading and managing process safety from boardroom to operations and engineering managers to control pulpits and workshops.
I believe that this has helped to raise our combined knowledge and competence of process safety as we address the ongoing challenges that the steel industry faces.

Colin Foster

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Since Tata Steel adopted the PSM training programme in 2016 our business has seen a:
• Marked improvement in awareness of process safety across our many locations not only in the UK but also on our European and Global sites.
• Employee engagement with process safety has increased
• More and more of our employees are aware of their role in managing process safety.
As a business operating with many high hazard facilities including upper, lower tier and also NON-COMAH sites and a strategic industry with more than 8000 employees in the UK alone, safety is always at the forefront of our concerns and continuous improvement in our process safety culture is a key objective.
Prior to adopting the PSM programme, process safety management was often seen as the responsibility of a small team of specialists, whereas now, after implementing the Process Management standards across our COMAH and NON-COMAH sites, everyone better understands their role in leading and managing process safety from boardroom to operations and engineering managers to control pulpits and workshops.
I believe that this has helped to raise our combined knowledge and competence of process safety as we address the ongoing challenges that the steel industry faces.

Colin Foster

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