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Industrial Safety Engineer Certification

  • Engineers recently assigned to the HSE department in the following industries:
  • Oil & Gas (upstream and downstream)
  • Petrochemical and chemical
  • Transport, storage and distribution of crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas
  • Experienced personnel intended to advance their profession in HSE
  • To master all the various aspects of the industrial safety engineer position
Learning Objectives
  • To acquire the skills required for efficiently assuming the position of industrial safety engineer:
  • Technical knowledge, rules and regulations
  • Practical and behavioral know-how
  • Implement the tools and techniques required for an integrated management of safety
Ways and means
  • Practical tutorials on industrial equipment
  • Site visit and studies
  • Real-life firefighting exercises
  • Lecturing by industry experts
  • Real incidents and accidents case studies

Welcome - Presentation - Mid term and final assessment 1 day
Risks related to fluids behaviors 2 days
  • Gas compression and expansion. Liquid-vapor equilibrium. Energies at stake
  • Pressure in a vessel and consequences of heat addition or withdrawal: thermal expansion, vaporization, vacuum, freezing due to gas expansion...
  • Risk assessment and operating precautions
Risks and precautions related to equipment 6 days
  • Piping - Thermal equipment - Storage equipment – Pressure vessels
  • Transport - Loading/offloading units: tank trucks, tank rail cars, cargo ships
  • Rotating machinery: pumps, compressors, steam turbines, gas turbines…
  • Instrumentation and process control
Flammability prevention - Precautions - Firefighting 18 days
  • Combustion phenomenon: combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid mixtures. Combustion effects. BLEVE phenomenon, boil over, back draft and flash over
  • Precautions and prevention against risks of fire and explosion: control or suppression of flammable mixtures and ignition sources. ATEX zones classification
  • Materials’ behavior with fire. Gas detectors, fire detectors (smoke, flame, heat…)
  • Protection and firefighting: extinguishants (water, powder, foam, inhibiting gases), mobile and fixed firefighting equipment
  • Firefighting strategies: basic rules, means and methods of intervention, emergency plans
  • Practical exercises on real fires
Environment protection 3 days
  • Importance of environment protection for human being, for company
  • Air, water and soil protection. Origin, nature, treatment and reduction of pollutions
  • Waste management: sorting and elimination routes
  • Awareness - Sustainable development
Industrial hygien - Health at work 3 days
  • Professional risks: chemical risks, physical risks, toxicological risks
  • Collective and personal protection equipment
  • Risk management: work station assessment, material safety data sheet, medical check-up...
  • Occupational medicine - Prevention
Safety during commissioning and decommissioning activities - Safety in maintenance and construction works - Safety in laboratory 11 days
  • Safety during commissioning and decommissioning operations: risks and precautions related to auxiliary fluids (nitrogen, water, air, steam…). Draining and venting of equipment
  • Process, mechanical, electrical lock out. Neutralizing, washing, degassing, inerting of facilities. Gas tests. Vessels/ confined space entry. Re-commissioning
  • Safety in maintenance and construction works: specific risks and corresponding precautions. Permit to Work. Integration of safety in preparation, implementation and works surveillance
Risk management 16 days
  • Global approach to prevention: human means, technical means, human factors
  • Health, safety and environment management system (HSE-MS): Structure, implementation and administration of a HSE management system
  • Risk assessment: risk assessment methods (HAZID, HAZOP, What-If…), preventions means, crisis and intervention management
  • Financial shields to deal with accidents - Insurances. HSE approach in projects
  • Safety engineer job: mission (research, operational, functional, liaison…), responsibilities, and required skills