Technological Risk Awareness


Who should attend?

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

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Tools of progress 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 humans and on facilities (overpressure, thermal flux, toxic cloud...).

      • Analysis of accidents: taking into account lessons learned, sharing of Learning From Incidents (LFI).
      • Technical/organizational/human causes. Failing barriers.
      • Planned barriers: technical, organizational, human, prevention, protection, active, passive.

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

      • Individual behavior: strong points and limits of the human being, respect for safety rules and systems, the stakes involved, involvement in maintaining barriers, feedback, maintenance of vigilance, exemplarity.
      • Management and maintenance of barrier effectiveness: actors, role of each before and after a failure, identification and management of risk activities, 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,
  • better assess the consequences of not operating/not respecting barriers and the severity of potential accidents,
  • contribute to maintaining and improving 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.