NEBOSH and HSE launch new Process Safety Management Qualification

By HSE East Africa | Monday Sep 18, 2017

NEBOSH has joined forces with the UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the new NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

This process safety management qualification, is the result of the unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.  

This qualification is designed to equip delegates with a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognized industrial practices for the management of process risk. This will ensure that they can recognize and contribute to the control of process safety hazards.

In a statement posted on their website, NEBOSH states that the qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure they are relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

Karen Russ – the Science and Commercial Director at Health & Safety Executive (HSE) added that by combining strengths with NEBOSH, the qualification will help to significantly improve understanding and further reduce health and safety risks in the process industries worldwide.

People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals are expected to take the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

Ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisers working within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK. It is however not designed for chemical and process safety engineers experienced in the specification, design and maintenance of process plant. 

It is recommended that students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification. 

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