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Process Safety

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

process safety courses designed by industry for industry

Our PSM training follows the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board standards, which are industry led and meet regulatory guidelines. Delivered by industry experts with over 20 years of experience, this helps you:

  • Improve operational integrity and reduce the risk of a major accident.
  • Implement culture change and knowledge training to help your organisation stay safe and operate best practice.
  • Ensure that your competency management, process safety compliance and existing systems are fit for purpose.
  • Maintain your ‘License to Operate’.


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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PSMCPB Approved
Regulatory Standard
PSMCPB Approved
Process Safety Leadership for Senior Executives (PSL)
Process Safety Leadership for Senior Executives: demonstrate best practice in Major Hazard…
PSMCPB Approved
Process Safety Management Foundations (PSMF)
Process Safety Management Foundations: Managers and supervisors working in high hazard industries…
PSMCPB Approved
Process Safety Management Foundations – Interactive Blended Learning (PSMF)
Process Safety Management Foundations - All employees working in high hazard industries…
PSMO: License to Train
Process Safety Management for Operations - The PSMO Licence to Train will…
PSMCPB Approved
PSMO: In-house
Process Safety Management for Operations (PSMO): Designed to provide essential process safety…
Regulatory Standard
Process Safety Awareness
Process Safety Awareness provides an introduction to the basic principles of process…
Process Safety Management for Site Champions
This course has been designed to give delegates a detailed understanding of…
PSM Refresher
Process Safety Management Refresher - Revisit key learning and principles of Process…
Permit to Work Awareness and Management of Contractors
A premium one-day Awareness course on the Management of Contractors and Permit…
Permit to Work: Permit Writers and Issuers
A premium one-day certification course for permit writers and issuers
Incident Management Awareness
An introduction for those who are new to Site Incident Management and…
PSMCPB Approved
ECITB Hazard Management Foundations
In partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), employers can…
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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?

FILM. Meet the Experts in Skills for Regulatory Compliance

FILM. About the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board.

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It's essential to prioritise process safety education. You could be missing out on something your peers or competitors already have in hand.

Richard Roff

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