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Principles of Process Safety Management (PSM), Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 days
University rank #439 (QS) Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
Major accidents such as fire, explosion and toxic release should be avoided to prevent fatalities, environmental pollution and assets’ damage. It is getting harder to control the operation safely with the increasing scale and complexity of modern chemical process industries. Principles of Process Safety Management (PSM) is offered by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.
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It has been reported that nearly all accidents could be prevented if the basic process safety (PS) principles are consulted and implemented. Process safety is to prevent and mitigate accidental loss of containment of hazardous materials. Layers of protections in processes provide barriers to prevent undesired impacts and thereby accomplishing safety objectives. Nonetheless, it is insufficient if it is only to incorporate these layers of protections to reduce the risks. It is also important to consider how these layers of protections and consequent chemical process safety can be managed.

Process Safety Management (PSM) emphasizes the management of hazards through a comprehensive program which integrates technologies, procedures and management practices. PSM offers a systematic and structured approach to identification, prevention and mitigation of process risks to ensure safe operation.

The Principles of Process Safety Management (PSM) course from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS provides details on PSM elements that are fundamental to execute a safe industrial operation. The course covers topics on learning from incidents, understanding and managing hazards, regulations on PSM and safety management system elements which include the planning and ways of implementation. The course will also include process safety performance measurement, importance of measure audit and review, and safety leadership to enhance PSM in processing industries. Many practical examples from the industry will be discussed through case studies.  


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:

  • Understand the importance of Process Safety Management (PSM), its elements and the related regulatory requirements for PSM
  • Identify approaches to apply PSM elements that are required in process industry and assess the performance of process safety using established techniques

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This three-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics):

  • Why we have Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • PSM overview and framework
  • PSM implementation
  • Preparing for PSM
  • Ensuring effective PSM
  • Case studies of major accidents


  • Mr. Ahmad Kamal Mansor
  • Dr. Azizul Buang
  • Ms. Najah Mohd Jamal

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Who should attend?
  • QHSE Officers and Managers 
  •  Operations, Safety and Executive Engineers - Process, Safety and Mechanical 
  •  PSM Implementation Team Members 
  •  Compliance Auditors 
  •  Consultants, Lecturers and Researchers 
  • HSE and Process Safety Senior Technicians

Tuition Fee

  • International

    682 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 682 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 days.
  • National

    682 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 682 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 days.
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  • Fee: RM 2,780 (Professionals)
  • 10% Discount (UTP Alumni and group registration)
  • 20 % Discount (Students)


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