Technological Risk Awareness


Who should attend?

  • This training course helps to develop a culture of technological risk and highlights the fundamental role of each individual in industrial risk management.
Public :
  • This course is aimed at the technical personnel of operation, maintenance, inspection, process…

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month within its own company.

Course Content

  • TECHNOLOGICAL RISK CONTROL - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Progress tools for the company: brand image, moral imperative, technical challenge, economic interests.
      • Risks and acceptability: hazard potential, initiating event, top event, probability of occurrence, severity, risk level, safety barriers, residual risks.
      • Hazardous phenomena, effects on personnel and on facilities (overpressure, thermal flux, toxic cloud...).
  • ACCIDENT SCENARIO - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Analysis of accidents: learning lessons, sharing of Learning From Incidents (LFI).
      • Technical/organizational/human causes. Defective barriers.
      • Intended barriers: technical, organizational, human, prevention, protection, active, passive.
  • RISK ANALYSIS - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Risk analysis during initial design and later modification: examples of risk analysis methods.
      • Bow-tie to "quantify" the importance of everyone's involvement.

      • Individual behavior: human strengths and limitations, respect for safety rules and systems, involvement in maintaining barriers, feedback from the filed, maintaining vigilance, leading by example.
      • Management and maintenance of barrier effectiveness: main actors, every one’s role before and after a failure, identification and management of activities at risk, management of changes, management of barrier inhibitions/shunts and compensatory measures, consequences of disregarding barriers.
      • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify risk situations and associated safety barriers.

Ways & Means

  • Alternating sequences of technical inputs and applications/brainstorming in sub-groups.
  • Use of educational games.
  • Analysis of typical case studies in the industry and learning from incidents.

Learning assessment

  • Quiz.


Coordinator :IFP Training instructor (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :